Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1812

Object Number

III.3824

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 were originally of flat-headed form, and the remainder are of low rounded headed form with circular internal washers. Only the outer aboute two rivets at the left shoulder now survives. Neither of the two rivets at the right shoulder survives. All the other other rivets still survive except for one towards the bottom end of each arm-opening. Many of the washers retain fragments of a fabric lining. At either side of the chest is riveted a brass asymmetrical mushroom-shaped stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 407 mm (16.0 in), Width: 377 mm (14.8 in), Depth: cm ( in), Weight: 3.25 kg ( 7 lb 2.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places France