Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3883

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 attaching a missing leather edging. The edges were originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, retain the greater part of a canvas lining band. At either side of the chest is fitted a mushroom-shaped brass stud, which is now threaded and retained by a rectangular-shaped nut, but originally riveted in place. The studs were intended to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 38 cm ( 15 in), Width: 37 cm ( 14.5 in) Weight: 2.95 kg ( 6 lb 7.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England