Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1830

Object Number

III.1845

Provenance

Part of loan 154. On loan to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Catalogued May 1985.

Physical Description

With narrow shoulders, a slight medial keel and flange at the waist which is drawn down to a shallow point. The arms, side and waist are inwardly turned, the neck outwardly fanged; these edges are bordered by large dome headed lining rivets with circular washers retaining fragments of hessian lining. At either side of the chest is a mushroom headed stud for the attachment of a shoulder strap.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall height 470 mm (18.5 in.) , width 376 mm (14.6 in.) Weight: 6 lb 10 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

on inside in white paint - 78-599 RMAS.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

The 1807 model is discussed in C Aries Cuirasses de Cuirassiers, type de 1807, Armes Blanches Militaire Francaises (1975 fasc 23), fig.2.