Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3936

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, The edges were originally bordered by thirty two large brass rivets of round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, some of which are missing, retaining fragments of a fabric lining band. The rivet at the centre of the neck and waist flange are missing. The breastplate has never been fitted with a brass stud at either side of the chest to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 46.7 cm ( 18.3 in), Width: 32.5 cm ( 12.75 in) Weight: 2.77 kg ( 6 lb 1.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England