Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3906

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a fairly 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 stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The edges were originally bordered by thirty two large round-headed rivets of which the inner one at each shoulder is now missing. The rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, two of which are missing, retaining 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. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 46.5 cm ( 18.3 in), Width: 34.6 cm ( 13.6 in) Weight: 3.12 kg ( 6 lb 13.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England