Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1812

Object Number

III.3833

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 low round-headed form with cicular, internal washers. The central rivet is missing. The rivet on the left side just under the armpit is missing, a rivet on ythe right arm opening is also missing. the first and fourth rivet is missing on either side. Two rivets are missing at the waist. At either side of the chest is riveted an asymmetrical mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 47 cm ( 18.5 in), Width: 38 cm ( 15 in) Weight: 3.36 kg ( 7 lb 6.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places France