Horse Bridle or Belt Ornaments


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306

Colorful plaques of cloisonée enamel set into intricate patterns of filigree and granulation adorn this sumptuous group of ten ornaments, components of a larger set that may have decorated an elaborate horse bridle or perhaps a sword belt. Their design and decorative techniques link them to other pieces of fine metalwork made in the Nasrid capital of Granada, presumably in a royal workshop.

Horse Bridle or Belt Ornaments, Gilt copper or copper alloy and cloisonné enamel, Spanish

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