Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cantle Plate

Date:
1563
Geography:
Augsburg, Bavaria
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); W. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 7 oz. (1114 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Saddles
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.102.9
Not on view
This cantle plate was part of a large garniture made in Augsburg in 1563 for Wolfgang von Zweibrücken-Veldenz (1526–1569), Count Palatine of the Rhine. The remainder of the garniture, readily identifiable owing to its distinctive decoration, is today divided among museums in Saint Petersburg, Paris, and Brussels. The garniture comprises two armors for man; a complete bard, including two shaffrons; and two saddles.
Ex. Coll.: Armory of the Counts Palatine of the Rhine, Neuberg Castle, Bavaria; Robert Curzon, Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, Parham, Pulborough, SussexBaroness Zouche of Haryngworth, Parham, Pulborough, and Sussex (until 1919; her sale, Sotheby's, London, November 10, 1920, no. 88, to George Fabian Lawrence or 'Williams' (?) for MMA).
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