Bronze object excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.523
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 7.3 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Bronze object excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; thin, flat plate; rectangular with convex sides at one end; tapers into oval at other end; pierced with three holes, broken off at rectangular end.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment was excavated on October 6, 1936 by the Field Exploration Committee at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, at Payson Avenue and Beak Street in Washington Heights. It was possibly part of a cheek guard for a soldier's hat.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group