Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1812

Object Number

III.3829

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 of flat-headed form, and the remainder are of high round-headed form. The inner rivet at each shoulder is now missing, while the outer one is replaced with by an externally-flush iron one. All the other rivets still survive. At either side of the chest was riveted an asymmetrical mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Only the stud on the right side of the chest now survives. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 378 mm (14.9 in), Width: 382 mm (15.0 in), Depth: mm ( in), Weight: 3.31 kg ( 7 lb 4.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with a mark at the top of the left shoulder, which probably reads 'ZUDERELL' but is now partly obscured by paint.

Associations

Places France