Parade Saddle

German or Tyrolean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

Only the unicorn moves unharmed through the densely packed landscape on this deluxe saddle. It witnesses amorous scenes—the giving of rings, the playing of music. Other animals are locked in combat on opposite sides of the saddle: a knight, perhaps Saint George, slays a dragon to save a princess in distress, while an unarmed man wrestles a lion.

Parade Saddle, Bone, polychromy, wood, leather, iron alloy, German or Tyrolean

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Overall view that allows unicorn to be visible