Ornamental Plaque of a Knight on Horseback

Western European, possibly British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

The original use of this plaque is unknown; it may have decorated a tomb or perhaps an elaborate piece of furniture. It provides an excellent picture of a fully armored knight of the late thirteenth or early fourteenth century.

Ornamental Plaque of a Knight on Horseback, Copper alloy, gold, Western European, possibly British

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