Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3918

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 sides have plain, inward-turns, however the turn at the waist-flange has been removed. Numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining borders the edges. The edges were originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of low and high round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, some of which are missing, retaining fragments of a canvas lining band. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. the middle rivet at either side is also missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A later hole has been pierced at the centre of the neck by which a brass chain has been attached probably for display. Bright and lightly patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44 cm ( 17.25 in), Width: 33 cm ( 13 in) Weight: 3.04 kg ( 6 lb 10.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England