Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3943

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 an almost entre fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, with large circular internal washers, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A small wiring-hole has subsequently been pierced at either side of the central rivet at the neck. Heavliy patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 47.0 cm ( 18.5 in), Width: 37.8 cm ( 14.7 in) Weight: 3.19 kg ( 7 lb 0 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England