Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1580

Object Number

III.2773

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS 12 (1988)

Physical Description

Wide, level neck. Shaped to the shoulder, and a flanged lame at the waist with a medial cusp. Roped inward turns, with a sunken border on the flange, and bordered at the neck and arms by roped ridges which dip down to the centre and terminate in adorsed volutes. Single incised line down centre of back. At either shoulder, at the junction of the ridges, is a rivet hole for a buckle, with an extra hole for suspension at either side of the neck. At either side of the waist is a rivet hole for the waist straps. At either shoulder blade is a ent, one briken through, possibly caused in action. Blued.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 400 mm (15.8 in), Width: 345 mm (13.6 in) Weight: 1.43 kg ( 3 lb 2.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Notes

Formerly painted black, removed by conservation in February 1991.