Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379

This shaffron is unusually complete and is one of the few examples to retain its original cheek plates. It is engraved with tulip designs and inscribed across the forehead: "Made at the order of Emir Yusuf."

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense), Gold, copper alloy (tombak), leather, textile, Turkish

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