Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1580

Object Number

II.66 d

Provenance

Purchased from Malta 1826.

Physical Description

The backplate is of one piece, shaped to the shoulders, with a narrow flange at the waist. The main edges have symmetrical file-roped inward turns, except the flange, which has a plain inward turn. The arm edges are bordered by file roped ribs which are angled downwards across the shoulderblades and terminate in adorsed volutes etched with a male and female Classical bust. At either shoulder is a modern brass buckle. At either side of the waist is a modern leather strap attached byy two rivets with copper rosette washers, in the original rivet holes.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 352 mm, width 365 mm Weight: 1405 g

Associations

Places Italy