Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3927

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, 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 twenty six brass rivets of low round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a canvas lining band, however those at the waist-flange are rectangular in form. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. A rivet at either corner of the arm-openings is missing as well. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Two later holes hjave been pierced at the centre of the neck probably for display. Painted Black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 45.6 cm ( 18.0 in), Width: 32.5 cm ( 12.75 in) Weight: 2.92 kg ( 6 lb 6.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places England