Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3934

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (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. The edges were originally bordered by thirty four brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut square or cicular internal washers, retaining the greater part of a fabric lining band. The rivet at the centre of the neck is missing. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A pair of later wiring holes has been drilled at each shoulder, and a single hole pierced at the lower end of each arm opening. Heavily rusted.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 50.0 cm ( 19.7 in), Width: 36.7 cm ( 14.5 in) Weight: 2.72 kg ( 5 lb 15.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England