Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3845

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 2 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a shallow cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange that deepens to a point at its centre. The neck, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain, inward-turns, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The edges are bordered by twenty eight large brass rivets The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, some of which are missing. retaining fragments of a fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 41.5 cm ( 16.3 in), Width: 34.5 cm ( 13.6 in) Weight: 2.95 kg ( 6 lb 7.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England