Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1525-1535

Object Number

III.74

Provenance

Purchased from Malta, 1826, Dillon III.242, Hewitt III.518.

Physical Description

Of globose form, long-waisted, with roped turns at the neck and on the articulated gussets. Narrow flange at thwe waist. Etched with three panels of St George and Virgin and child and an eagle. Foliate etching fans out from the centre. Bright and patinated.

Dimensions

Weight: 4 lb 7 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Italy