Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1840

Object Number

III.1793

Physical Description

With a pronounced medial keel terminating above the waist. The wasit is level, with a broad flange drawn down to a V -shaped medial point. The neck and waist edges are inwardly turned, and these and the arm and side edges are bordered by large domed brass headed rivets, several of which retain circular washers, and one of which, at the centre of the neck is missing. The edges are all closely bordered by pairs of small pierced holes for the attachment of a lining by sewing. At either side of the chest is a brass mushroom headed stud for the attachment of a shoulder strap.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Height: 44.2 cm (17.4 in), Width: 33.8 cm (13.3 in) Weight: 7 lb

Associations

Places Britain