Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2079

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Part of Loan 199 to the National Portrait Gallery. April 1968 to April 1986.

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 an narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. There is a proof mark on the left side. A hole is pierced at either shoulder. Brown patina which has been blued and lacquered.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 42.8 cm ( 16.9 in), Width: 35.2 cm ( 13.9 in), Weight: 4.0 kg ( 8 lb 9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped to the right of the keel near the waist flange is a large circular mark. Inside on the left just above the waist flange are four triangular punch marks.

Associations

Places England