Object Title

Shoulder strap fragment

Shoulder strap fragment

Date

1800-1825

Object Number

III.4260

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Found Bowyer Tower.

Physical Description

It comprises of twelve metal scales of irregular rectangular form each attached by means of thread drawn through four circular holes at the top of each scale to a strap of leather. Each lower edge is decorated with scallops, alternating in number between four and five (every other one). They have been painted black. The leather is badly torn and shows signs of red rot. Probably from a model 1804 French Cuirass.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Max Length: 125 mm (5.0 in), max Width: 40 mm (1.5 in) Weight: 0.9 kg (3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places France

Notes

Probably from a Model 1804 French Cuirass.