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  • Place of origin:

    Gyantse (made)

  • Date:

    17th century-18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, flannel and steel damascened with silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Dora Creagh

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


17th century-18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Leather, flannel and steel damascened with silver


Length: 50.8 cm, Length: 32 in

Descriptive line

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


Leather; Flannel; Steel; Silver




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


South & South East Asia Collection

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