Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1580

Object Number

III.1732

Physical Description

Of peascod form, with wide, low neck, very narrow shoulders, meidal ridge and a narrow flange at the waist. Each arm opening has a narrow gusset secured at top and bottom by a domed rivet, those on the left side being loose, those on the right now solid. All have an additional rivet hole on the gusset. The neck and gussets have inward turns with rope decoration, accompanied at the arm openings by single incised line decoration. At each shoulder are two small holes for attachment of the buckle for the shoulder strap from the backplate. The flange is pierced by two groups of three holes on the left side, and a pair of holes and four holes, on the right side. At each side is a single small hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max height: 31.2 cm (12.1 in), Max width: 29.5 cm (11.6 in) Weight: 2.482 kg (5 lb 7 1/4 oz)

Associations

Places Italy