Side Panel of a Flank Defense (Crupper) from a Horse Armor

German or Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

Once part of a very elaborate horse armor, this crupper panel is one of the few surviving examples from the fifteenth century to retain its original blued and gilt decoration.

Side Panel of a Flank Defense (Crupper) from a Horse Armor, Steel, gold, German or Austrian

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Crupper plate from the right rear portion of a horse armor