Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3886

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 2 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a deep 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 thirty two brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers, retaining the greater part of a leather lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Two later holes have been pierced under the triangular facet above the waist-flange. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 41.25 cm ( 16.25 in), Width: 42.5 cm ( 16.75 in) Weight: 3.64 kg ( 8 lb 0 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England