Dating: 15th-16th century
Dimensions (cm): 36 x 35 x 18,5
Weight: 6047 g
Inv. no.: PD1087
Breastplates were produced as protective covering to prevent injury to the trunk and they were a very important element in the design of a suit of armour. The chest armour protected the front part of the trunk and, initially, it was used as a simple reinforcement of the chainmail.
João Gouveia Monteiro