Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1810

Object Number

III.3822

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 2 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a deep cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial ridge terminating just above the inward-angled waist, which has a flange that deepens towards its centre. The neck-opening is outward flanged. The arm-openings, the sides and the waist-flange haveplain,inward-turns. The edges were originally bordered by Thirty four large brass rivets of which the two at each shoulder may originally have been of flat-headed form, and the remainder are of low rounded headed form. The rivets have circular internal washers containing fragments of leather lining. Two rivets are missing their internal washers. The inner rivet at each shoulder is now missing, On the right arm opening two rivets are missing. At either side of the chest is riveted a brass mushroom-shaped stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted Black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 415 mm (16.5 in), Width: 380 mm (14.9 in), Depth: cm ( in), Weight: 3.51 kg ( 7 lb 11.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places France