Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1640

Object Number

III.2842

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower AS 19,1988.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which is level and has an narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inwardly turned, and bordered by a single incised line. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-ahaped stud for fastening the shoulder straps. A flat iron belt-hook has been riveted at either side. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 40.4 cm ( 15.7 in), Width: 34.0 cm ( 13.3 in) Weight: 4.6 kg ( 10 lb .75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Struck at the neck ? 33.

Associations

Places Netherlands