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Side Panel of a Flank Defense (Crupper) from a Horse Armor

Date:
ca. 1490–1500
Culture:
German or Austrian
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 31 3/4 in. (80.65 cm); W. 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Classification:
Armor for Horse
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number:
42.50.34
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Once part of a very elaborate horse armor, this crupper panel is one of the few surviving examples from the fifteenth century to retain its original blued and gilt decoration.
Ex coll.: Archduke Eugen, Fortress of Hohenwerfen, Austria; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn L.I.
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