A Half - Shaffron, c. 1600 - 30

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  • The Netherlands
  • Steel and leather
  • 33 cm / 13 in


The Denver Art Museum, USA

This half-, or demi-shaffron, armour for a horse's head, has a plume holder at the brow that would originally have held decorative feathers, often ostrich. Padded fabric or leather lined the under-side for the horse's comfort, remnants of which may be seen at the ears on this example. The verso also shows an earlier inventory number.