Gorget

Object Number: 
1954.222
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Brass, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 13.7 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
cast: across banner above eagle's head: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" stamped: right tip of crescent: "SB"
Description: 
Crescent-shaped metal gorget with hole bored at each tip, with applied seal of the United States at the center.
Gallery Label: 
A gorget is a military neck ornament. It was originally a piece of armor that protected the junction of the helmet at the breastplate, but slowly evolved into symbolic plates worn on the breast to show rank or position.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Dorothy C. Barck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group