A Horse Pendant, 13th - 15th century


Item ref: 2597

  • Spain
  • Copper alloy, gold and enamel
  • 9 cm / 3.4 in x 6.8 cm / 2.7 in


Private collection, United Kingdom

Harness pendants would have been attached to a headstall, bridle, or other straps of the tack of a horse ridden by a nobleman or noblewoman, or a member of their household. Many harness pendants feature heraldry, but others have decoration that is simply ornamental, or have symbols that are not specifically heraldic in nature and often religious.