Dala horse

Toy Horse
ca. 1900 (manufactured)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Carved and painted wooden horse with a slight dip in the back. It is brightly coloured in white, blue, red, yellow, green and black.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleDalecarlian horse (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Carved and painted wood
Brief Description
Toy horse, carved and painted wood, Sweden, about 1900
Physical Description
Carved and painted wooden horse with a slight dip in the back. It is brightly coloured in white, blue, red, yellow, green and black.
Dimensions
  • Height: 105mm
  • Width: 30mm
  • Depth: 120mm
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs G. Landsberg
Historical context
A Dalecarlian horse or Dala horse (Swedish: Dalahäst) is a traditional carved, painted wooden statue of a horse originating in the Swedish province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia)
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.18-1971

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record createdFebruary 20, 2004
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