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Crupper

  • Place of origin:

    Gyantse (made)

  • Date:

    17th century-18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, flannel and steel damascened with silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Dora Creagh

  • Museum number:

    IM.265-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A crupper is a strap that goes over a horse's rump and under the tail and attaches to a saddle. Along with the other straps that attach to saddles it was often decorated with finely pierced or decorated ironwork, as in this case.

Physical description

Three-ply red leather crupper strap for a horse, and ornamented with eight oblong plaques and a connecting boss of steel damascened with silver showing the 'shou' symbol flanked by spiral foliate stem. Thick padded loop has two pieces of red flannel under the tail.

Place of Origin

Gyantse (made)

Date

17th century-18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Leather, flannel and steel damascened with silver

Dimensions

Length: 50.8 cm, Length: 32 in

Descriptive line

Three-ply red leather crupper strap, Gyantse, 17th century-18th century

Materials

Leather; Flannel; Steel; Silver

Techniques

Damascening

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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