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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Object type
Aboriginal breastplates

Object number
1985.0059.0385

Description
A crescentric brass breastplate with a hole at the edge of each horn. Engraved on the anterior surface is "MR. BRINEY / OF / Pialliway". An emu image is engraved on the left horn, and a kangaroo image on the right horn.

Collection name
E Milne collection

Production place
Piallaway, New South Wales, Australia

Collector
Mr Edmund Milne Snr

Associated person
Mr Briney of Pialliway

Associated place
Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia

Associated place
Piallaway, New South Wales, Australia

Associated place
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Date acquired by donor
1931
by Australian Institute of Anatomy

Materials
Brass

Dimensions
Width: 172mm
Height: 108mm
Depth: 2mm



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