Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1812

Object Number

III.3823

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 have plain,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 with circular internal washers. Only the outer of the two rivets at each shoulder now survive. All the other rivets still survive except for one towards the bottom and of each arm-opening, and one at each side of the waist. some of the washers retain fragments of a leather lining. At either side of the chest is riveted a brass asymmetrical mushroom-shaped stud to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 395 mm (15.5 in), Width: 374 mm (14.7 in), Depth: cm ( in), Weight: 3.52 kg ( 7 lb 11.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places France