Object Title

Backplate and culet

Backplate and culet



Object Number



Bowyer Tower AS 5 (1984)

Physical Description

The backplate is slightly rounded, with a low neck and a flange at the waist. The neck, arm and waist edges are inwardly turned and bordered by double incised lines. Single incised line down the spine. At either shoulder is a shoulder strap.

The culet is made of three lames, articulated by rivets at either side. The lower two made in two parts, riveted at the centre. The main edges are inwardly turned and file-roped. Formerly bright now russet.


Dimensions: Height: 37.8 cm ( 14.9 in), Width: 33.0 cm ( 13.0 in), Culet Height: 15.8 cm ( 6.2 in), Width: 49.0 cm (19.3 in) Weight: 2.5 kg ( 5 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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