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Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Date:
possibly 16th century
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 21 in. (53.3 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14 oz (847 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Shaffrons
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.102.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
Ex. coll.: Parham (sale cat. no. 33).
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. Catalogue of a Selected Portion of the Renowned Collections of Armour and Weapons Formed by Robert Curzon (1810–1873) Fourteenth Baron Zouche of Haryngworth... and Now the Propoerty of the Right Hon. Baroness Zouche of Haryngworth. London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, November 10–11, 1920. lot 33.

Alexander, David, Stuart W. Pyhrr, and Will Kwiatkowski. Islamic Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. pp. 132-133, cat. no 49, ill.

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