Pendant for Horse Trappings


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

The decoration of this and similar pendants in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (04.3.305, .365, .371, .384, .429, .437) includes heraldic arms, mottoes, and religious expressions. Originally, they were attached to the straps of a horse's bridle, reins, crupper, or saddle.

Pendant for Horse Trappings, Copper alloy, enamel, gold, Portuguese

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Obverse; 04.3.326