Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Henry II of France, When Dauphin

Armorer: Attributed to Romain des Ursins (Italian, Milan, recorded in Lyon 1493–95)
Date: ca. 1490–1500, redecorated 1539
Culture: Franco-Italian
Medium: Steel, gold, brass
Dimensions: L. 27 1/2 in. (69.8 cm); W. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 3 oz. (2350 g)
Classification: Equestrian Equipment-Shaffrons
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number: 04.3.253

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