Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3937

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 large brass rivets of round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, retaining the greater part of a fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, with large circular internal washer, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 44.0 cm ( 17.3 in), Width: 30.5 cm ( 12.0 in) Weight: 2.26 kg ( 4 lb 15.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England