Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

1810

Object Number

III.3834

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 a mixture of high and low round-headed form. The inner rivet at each shoulder is now missing, At either side of the chest is riveted an asymmetrical mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Bright and extensivly patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 43 cm ( 17 in), Width: 37.5 cm ( 14.75 in) Weight: 3.32 kg ( 7 lb 4.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places France