Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3892

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, the turn at the waist flange is now missing. Bordering the edges are numerous pairs of small holes for attaching a missing leather edging. The edges were originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular washers. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. A rivet at the top of either side is now missing. 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 at the wasit flange, as well as at either side. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44.5 cm ( 17.5 in), Width: 35 cm ( 13.5 in) Weight: 2.83 kg ( 6 lb 3.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England