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Saddle

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood and steel with pierced iron mounts

  • Museum number:

    IM.72-1910

  • Gallery location:

    On display at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds , case OG1

This saddle forms part of a set of horse armour.. Its elaborately pierced iron mounts decorated with dragons and scrollwork suggest it was intended for display. Formerly Tibetan noblemen would spend considerable sums of money on embellishing items such as this in order to show their wealth and high position.

Physical description

Saddle, elaborately pierced iron mounts decorated with dragons and scrollwork.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wood and steel with pierced iron mounts

Descriptive line

Saddle, Horse-trappings, Tibet, anterior 18th century

Materials

Wood; Steel

Subjects depicted

Scroll-work; Dragons

Categories

Arms & Armour; Transport; Animals and Wildlife; Equestrian equipment

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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