Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3930

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (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, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a leather edging for the attachment of a lining. Most of the edging still survives. The edges are bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut square internal washers, retaining the greater part of a fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Heavily rusted.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 46.5 cm ( 18.3 in), Width: 34.3 cm ( 13.5 in) Weight: 3.07 kg ( 6 lb 12 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England