Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3964

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a fairly deep cut-out at the neck, 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 all had plain, inward-turns, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The turn at the centre of the waist flange has subsequently been cut-away where a now lost decorative brass edging was fitted in place of the ealier leather edging. The edges were originally bordered by twenty eight brass rivets of large round-headed form. Most of the rivets are fitted with cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a fabric canvas lining band. The inner rivet at each shoulder is missing. At either side of the chest is a hole to recieve the missing mushroom-shaped brass stud, that would engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Three large suspension holes have been pierced atr the centre of the waist-flange, anf another two at each shoulder, where they meet at the edges. Painted silver.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 43.5 cm ( 17.5 in), Width: 35.0 cm ( 13.7 in) Weight: 3.01 kg ( 6 lb 9.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

Associations

Places England