Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3887

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (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 attachment of a lining. The edges are bordered by twenty eight brass rivets with cicular internal washers retaining substantial fragments of a fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted a mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. The left stud is fitted with a circular internal washer. A large wiring hole has been drilled at each shopulder and at each side of the waist. Painted pale avocadot.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44.0 cm ( 17.3 in), Width: 33.8 cm ( 13.4 in) Weight: 3.27 kg ( 7 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places England