Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Nineteen Ornamental Fittings from a Horse Harness and an Ornamental Saddle Steel

Date:
saddle plate, 17th–18th century; harness fittings, 15th–17th century
Culture:
saddle plate, Chinese or Tibetan; harness fittings, Tibetan
Medium:
Iron, gold, silver, copper, leather
Dimensions:
Saddle plate (2002.17.20); H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); W. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Wt. 5.5 oz. (155.9 g); harness fittings (2002.17.4, .7, .10, .16); L. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) to 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment
Credit Line:
Purchase, Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gift, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.17.1–.20
Not on view
La Rocca, Donald J. Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 74, 148, 214, 219, 234, 247, nos. 123 and 133, ill.

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