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Gilt bronze horse's hoof and fetlock

Gilt bronze horse's hoof and fetlock

Horse leg and hoof; gilded. Imperial

Bronze nose piece from a horse's trappings

Bronze nose piece from a horse's trappings

The decoration is divided into three tiers. In the uppermost, a swan (which may allude to the myth of Leda) approaches a woman who extends her palm; to the right, another woman is seated by an overturned jar. I... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron is extraordinarily rare both for being one of only a few known examples of Central Asian textile shaffrons (see also 2016.170) and for the fact that it is a largely intact and complete textile obj... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron is extraordinarily rare both for being one of only a few known examples of Central Asian textile shaffrons (see also 2016.171) and for the fact that it is a largely intact and complete textile obj... more

Haniwa Horse's Head

Haniwa Horse's Head

Kofun period (ca. 300–710)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Like armored warriors, horses were usually protected by defenses of steel plate, leather, or reinforced textile. Fluted and engraved shaffrons like this were used throughout the Middle East, notably in Iran, Ot... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron is an excellent example of what appears to be a standard form, consisting mainly of a leather ground covered with small square iron plates, which are sewn to the ground by leather laces threaded t... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Tibetan shaffrons are relatively rare, the majority of surviving examples having been acquired by museums in the early twentieth century. This shaffron is by far the most elaborately decorated of any recorded u... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron is stamped with marks attributed to the Brescian armorer Ambrogio de Osma, documented between 1446 and 1475. The fluted surface follows German fashion, suggesting that the shaffron was made for ex... more

Rondel for a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Rondel for a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This rondel was formerly attached to a shaffron also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 14.25.1661a). It bears the mark of Kaspar Riederer, who belonged to a small community of armorers located a... more

Studies of the Leg of a Man and a Horse's Head (recto); sketches of the back of a man's left shoulder and a chained (?) figure.

Studies of the Leg of a Man and a Horse's Head (recto); sketches of th...

The detailed explorations of the muscular structure of the human leg, seen from varying points of view in this sheet, attest to the importance of anatomical studies during the Renaissance. In order to better un... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

The engraved decoration includes quotations in Persian from Bustan, a famous collection of virtuous stories by the thirteenth-century poet Sa'di: "May the world comply with your wishes and heaven be your friend... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

The surface is engraved with symmetrical floral arabesques. It is likely that this piece originally would have been part of an entire garniture for man and horse.

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Tibetan shaffrons of any type are extremely rare. This example, despite its damaged condition, shows some distinctive features that are not found on any other known examples, particularly the decorative enframe... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Armor made of gilt copper (tombak) was probably too flimsly for use in battle but was ideally suited for parades. Tombak helmets, shields, shaffrons, and other military equipment may have been worn by the Ottom... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron is noteworthy not only for its large size but also for the unusual sculptural quality imparted by the boldly roped double ridges and the boss on the forehead. The fluted surfaces increased the rig... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Ottheinrich, Count Palatine of the Rhine (1502–1559)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Ottheinrich, Count Palatine of the ...

This shaffron is decorated with narrow bands of etched foliate ornament on a blackened, dotted ground in a manner associated with armor from Nuremberg. The decoration includes the date 1529 (in the center of th... more

Escutcheon Plate of a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Escutcheon Plate of a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Escutcheon plates probably developed from early reinforces but were later employed primarily for the display of dynastic arms or personal imprese. Occasionally they also incorporated more fanciful motifs of pur... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Henry II of France, When Dauphin

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Henry II of France, When Dauphin

In the Renaissance, elaborate parade armor of fanciful design was often employed in tournaments, ceremonial entries, and court pageants. This shaffron, shaped as a fierce dragon's head, was made at the end of t... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) with arms of the Freyberg family

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) with arms of the Freyberg family

This shaffron is fitted with an escutcheon plate bearing the arms of the barons of Freyberg. It comes from the armory at Hohenaschau Castle in Bavaria, the seat of that noble family, and probably belonged to Pa... more

Two Ear Guards from a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Emperor Charles V (1500–1558)

Two Ear Guards from a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Emperor Charl...

These detached ear guards belong to a shaffron from the most famous of Charles V's (1500–1558) armors, the so-called Mühlberg garniture (after the Battle of Mühlberg––April 24, 1547––at which the emperor wore p... more

Half-Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)
Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron is of an unusual construction that appears to be consciously imitative of Turkish armor of the period, which was made of multiple small plates of iron attached by mail to form a very flexible defe... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

The fine quality of the hammer-work, the elegant form, and the decorative washers and plume-holder of brass are stylistic features pointing to an Augsburg origin. The shaffron probably was made to accompany a p... more

Half-Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Half-Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron matches an Italian armor for man in the Metropolitan Museum (acc. no. 14.25.717) that is today mounted on horseback as part of the equestrian group in the main hall of the Arms and Armor Galleries... more

Portions of a Crinet (Horse's Neck Defense)

Portions of a Crinet (Horse's Neck Defense)

Partially embossed, etched overall, and richly gilt, this splendid fragment must have belonged to one of the most magnificent Brescian horse armors of the late sixteenth century. A shaffron with matching decora... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This shaffron matches one of the best-preserved French armors dating from the reign of Henry IV (1589–1610). It demonstrates the French preference for completely gilt armors. A saddle, now in the Musée de l'Arm... more

Armor for Heavy Cavalry with Matching Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Armor for Heavy Cavalry with Matching Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

One of the best-preserved French armors dating from the reign of Henry IV (1589–1610), this example demonstrates the French preference for completely gilt armors. It retains its original yellow silk helmet lini... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

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)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Horse armor was used widely in India. It was usually made from a combination of iron, textile, and leather, the centerpiece of which was an iron shaffron such as this one, which protected the front of a horse's... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

By the late sixteenth century, complete horse armors––rare at any period––had all but disappeared from use. Shaffrons and matching saddle plates were still occasionally made in the seventeenth century to accomp... more

Study for a Horse's Head

Study for a Horse's Head

Circle of Baldassarre Franceschini (il Volterrano) (Italian, Volterra 1611–1690 Florence) (?)

Drawing for a Vignette of Fame (recto); Cropped Drawing of Horse's Leg (verso)

Drawing for a Vignette of Fame (recto); Cropped Drawing of Horse's Leg...

Anonymous, Italian, first half of the 18th century

Sketches of a Woman in a Corseted Gown, a Castle, and a Horse's Head

Sketches of a Woman in a Corseted Gown, a Castle, and a Horse's Head

Graphite sketches of a woman in a corseted gown, a castle, a horse's head, and a ribbon (?) with a zigzag pattern. On the left is a sketch of a full-length woman facing left. She is wearing a corseted gown and ... more

Cut Two and Horse's Off Side Protect, New Guard

Cut Two and Horse's Off Side Protect, New Guard

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Man on Horseback, and Study of Horse's Head

Man on Horseback, and Study of Horse's Head

Théodore Gericault (French, Rouen 1791–1824 Paris)

Model of  Horse's Head

Model of Horse's Head

Accession Number: 26.292.45 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Horse's head with harness

Horse's head with harness

The hollow, mold-made head is probably from a fairly large quadriga group, judging from the harness. The head is quite naturalistic; the artisan attempted to render the headstall correctly. Cypro-Archaic II

Trial piece of Akhenaten, on the reverse a horse's head

Trial piece of Akhenaten, on the reverse a horse's head

This unfinished study of the head of Akhenaten was one of a number excavated by Flinders Petrie and Howard Carter in 1891–92 from the sculptors' workshops at Tell el-Amarna, the new royal capital founded by Akh... more

Horse's head

Horse's head

School of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)

Shaffron and Crinet (Horse's Head and Neck Defenses)

Shaffron and Crinet (Horse's Head and Neck Defenses)

This is a rare example of a late Gothic shaffron preserved with its matching crinet. The combination of the shaffron's slender, pointed shape and its radiating ridges, together with the Italian-style armorer's ... more

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

This is a rare example of a late Gothic shaffron preserved with its matching crinet also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 14.25.1662). The combination of the shaffron's slender, pointed shape a... more

Terracotta jug with horse's head in relief

Terracotta jug with horse's head in relief

Jug with horse's head, horizontal bands, and concentric circles. Cypro-Classical I or II

Head of a boy and section of a horse's mane

Head of a boy and section of a horse's mane

School of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)

Terracotta horse's head with harness

Terracotta horse's head with harness

The hollow head is probably from a fairly large quadriga group, judging from the harness. Cypro-Archaic II

Terracotta horse's head

Terracotta horse's head

Terracotta statue of a horse's head. Hellenistic

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) Belonging to an Armor for Field and Tournament Made for Duke Nikolaus "The Black" Radziwill (1515–1565), Duke of Nesvizh and Olyka, Prince of the Empire, Grand Chancellor and Marshal of Lithuania

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) Belonging to an Armor for Field and To...

This shaffron is part of an important garniture of armor for field and tournament use made for Nikolaus "the Black" Radziwill (1515–1565), duke of Nesvizh and Olyka, prince of the empire, and grand chancellor a... more