Object Title

Cuirass

Cuirass

Date

about 1630

Object Number

III.405

Provenance

Possibly Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Both breast and backplates are fashioned high at the neck and have file-roped turns, the breastplate being shaped to a blunted point at the base. There are two fauld-plates, the roped turn of the lower showing that tassets were not intended to be worn. Culet of five plates detachable from the flange of the backplate by means of a turning-pin and a stud, both engaging keyhole slots on the upper lame of the culet. Both the breast and backplates are decorated with narrow vertical bands of somewhat poorly engraved foliage. The edges of the plates of the fauld and culet are indented and both pieces are profusely studded with brass-headed rivets.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 8 lb 5 oz)

Associations

Places Flanders

Notes

transferred from Class II.109, 1962. See Boccia and Coello, 19.. pl466.