Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

III.2753

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 11 (1988).

Physical Description

It is rather wide, with a low neck and a narrow flange at the waist, swelling at either side. The neck and arm edges have roped inward turns, bordered by embossed ridges which terminate in adorsed volutes at the centre; the flange edge has a plain, inward turn. At either side of the waist a pair of rivet holes for the waist straps. It was painted black, thickly. Under the paint it is russet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 360 mm (14.1 in), width 368 mm (14.5 in) Weight: 1.73 kg ( 3 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Notes

Formerly painted black. Removed by the Conservation Department.