Object Title

Harquebusier's breastplate

Harquebusier's breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.1513

Provenance

Transfered from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1978.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which curves down to the centre and has a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns, the right arm opening damaged. At either side of the chest is a mushroom headed stud for the shoulder straps. There is a proof mark at the right. Painted black, spot cleaned at the neck, where the russet surface is revealed.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 424 mm, width 312 mm Weight: 4950 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the neck with TD and a cross of St George. At the left shoulder is stamped MA 2200, and it is painted 16/136 below the black paint, and 16/106 above it and, at the waist, between layers of black.

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.137, MA 2200

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.149, no.16/136

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol 2, p.58, no.16/106