Object Title




about 1830

Object Number



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 were originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, retaining fragments of a canvas lining. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.


Dimensions: Height: 35.5 cm ( 14 in), Width: 35 cm ( 13.75 in) Weight: 2.91 kg ( 6 lb 6.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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