Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

III.2754

Provenance

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

Physical Description

It is shaped to the shoulders, with a low neck and a narrow flange at the waist, nipping in at the centre. The main edges have roped inward turns, bordered at the neck and arms by embossed, file-roped ridges, terminating at the centre in endorsed volutes. At either shoulder is an original buckle, with an adjacent suspension hole. At either side of the waist is a pair of holes, one at the left containing a rivet, for the waist straps. At either armpit is a construction hole, one at the left containing a rivet, for the waist straps. At either armpit is a construction hole. It is painted black, with an internal outcrop of white crystallisation.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 390 mm (15.4 in), width 370 mm (14.5 in) Weight: 1.45 kg (3 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Notes

Formerly painted black. Removed by the conservation department.