Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3902

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 edges were originally bordered by thirty two brass rivets of which the two at either shoulder are of low round-headed form and the remainder are of high round-headed form. The rivets were fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, some of which remain. A rivet at either shoulder is missing and one from either corner of the waist flange. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 45 cm ( 17.75 in), Width: 34.25 cm ( 13.5 in) Weight: 2.44 kg ( 5 lb 5.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England