Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1555

Object Number

III.1297

Provenance

Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (W R Hearst collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant, one of 52 items purchased together. From a collection in Carinthia (according to Schedelmann)

Physical Description

Breastplate is deep-waisted with a single waist lame and a fauld of two lames. There is a gusset at either arm, the main edges have roped inward turns, the one located at the neck is symmetrical, about a three-pointed crest at the center. At the right, are four threaded holes for the screws securing the lance rest. It is decorated with three recessed bands etched with running foliage on a stippled ground. Similar non-recessed bands border the gussets and neck. It was fastened to the backplate by hinged hasps at either sides, now missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 500 mm, width 365 mm, depth 140 mm Weight: 8 lb 0 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CXVI.

Notes

Attribution to Landshut first suggested by O Gamber to A V B Norman.