5th regiment of cuirassiers, de-train.
Cuirassier’s armor, French Second Empire, mid 19th century.
from Helios Auctions
Cuirass does not match the model 1872 dragoon helmet.
Carabinier Officer’s Helmet and Cuirass, 1811.
Yes, its called a gorget.
And to answer the question of @old-ordnance
they are where a lace rest, or Arrêt de Cuirass, would have been mounted.
That articulated gorget thingy on the neck, does it have a name?
A fantastically etched and gilt Cuirass,
- Height (from floor): 62.2 in/158 cm
- Total Weight: 6.1 lbs/2784 g
Southern Germany, ca. 1510, housed at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Rüstkammer, Dresden.
Arrêt de Cuirass
A beautiful Char-aina cuirass,
- Height: 13.4 in/34 cm
India, ca. late 18th-early 19th century, housed at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Cuirass by François-Joseph Bisch, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms and Armor
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Bequest, 2015
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy, leather
French carabiniers cuirass, circa 1825.
from Antikvity Paha
Armor breastplate taken from an officer in the 5th New York Cavalry on May 24, 1862, during the First Battle of Winchester.
from The American Civil War Museum