Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1655-1665

Object Number

III.1193

Provenance

Presented by the National Art Collections Fund, 1942. From the Norton Hall Collection, 1942.

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, and has a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges have plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a rivet hole for the mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. On the left of the chest is a proof mark. At either side is a rivet hole for the missing belt brackets.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 445 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 3850 g (8 lb 5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with combined HK for the maker Henry Keene, helmeted A, and two large circular marks.

Associations

Places England