Object Title

Backplate and culet

Backplate and culet

Date

1620

Object Number

III.1840

Provenance

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 single incised lines. At either shoulder are four pierced holes for the shoulder strap.


The culet is made of four lames. The lower three made in two parts, riveted at the centre. The main edges are inwardly turned. Formerly bright now russet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 38.8 cm ( 15.3 in), Width: 34.0 cm ( 13.4 in), Culet Height: 16.5 cm ( 6.5 in), Width: 53.0 cm (20.9 in) Weight: 2.2 kg ( 4 lb 15 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England