Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3901

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (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. The turns at the sides and waist flange have subsequently been removed. At the arm openings, the lower quarter retains part of an inward turn however at the upper two-thirds of the arm-openings the turns have been removed. There are numerous pairs of small holes bordering the edge, as well as some large holes, for stitching on a missing leather edging. The edges were originally bordered by twenty six brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, most of which are missing. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Bright and patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44.5 cm ( 17.5 in), Width: 35.5 cm ( 14 in) Weight: 2.80 kg ( 6 lb 1.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England