Pair of Crupper Pendants


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Made of delicately chiseled and pierced iron covered in a thin layer of gold, the quality, detail and fine execution of these crupper pendants rank them among the best examples of decorated Tibetan ironwork. Crupper pendants would hang from the straps behind the saddle on either side of a horse, resting on the horse's hindquarters between the hip and flank. Pendants as elaborate and complete as these are extremely rare and would have been part of only the most expensive and important sets of horse equipment.

Pair of Crupper Pendants, Iron, gold, copper alloy, leather, wood, Tibetan

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