Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3961

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 missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The edges are bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of large round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large roughly cut cicular internal washers, (now missing in two cases at the centre of the waist-flange) retaining fragments of a fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is a hole to recieve the mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Three holes in the central area of the breastplate have been closed by solderiong at the rear. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 46.5 cm ( 18.3 in), Width: 34.7 cm ( 13.7 in) Weight: 3.13 kg ( 6 lb 14.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England