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Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Date:
17th century
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Gold, copper alloy (tombak), leather, textile
Dimensions:
H. 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm); W. 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 11 oz. (1684 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Shaffrons
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.102.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
This shaffron is unusually complete and is one of the few examples to retain its original cheek plates. It is engraved with tulip designs and inscribed across the forehead: "Made at the order of Emir Yusuf."
Inscription: Inscribed across the forehead: "Made at the order of Emir Yusuf."
Ex. coll.: Parham.
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