Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3919

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 3 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a fairly 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, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining, fragments of which survive. The edges are bordered by thirty brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a canvas lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, with large internal washers, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A large wiring-hole has been drilled at the centre of each shoulder, while another has been crudely pierced at each side of the waist. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 45.5 cm ( 17.9 in), Width: 32.7 cm ( 12.9 in) Weight: 3.10 kg ( 6 lb 13.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places England