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The armored horse in Europe, 1480-1620

Auteur: Stuart W Pyhrr; Donald J LaRocca; Dirk H Breiding; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Uitgever: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"The group of armored equestrian figures forming the centerpiece of the permanent arms and armor exhibition has, for almost a century, been one of the most popular and dramatic areas of the Metropolitan Museum. Aside from the bards (complete horse armors of plate) displayed on the figures, the Museum has many important examples in its reserve collection that are rarely shown, often unpublished, and largely unknown
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Genre/Vorm: Catalogs
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Pyhrr, Stuart W.
Armored horse in Europe, 1480-1620.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, [2005]
(OCoLC)856654423
Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Stuart W Pyhrr; Donald J LaRocca; Dirk H Breiding; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 1588391507 9781588391506 0300107641 9780300107647
OCLC-nummer: 57452780
Opmerkingen: Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Feb. 15, 2005-Jan. 15, 2006.
Beschrijving: 79 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Inhoud: Horse armor in Medieval and REnaissance Europe : an overview / Dirk H. Breiding --
Armored saddles and saddle steels / Donald J. LaRocca --
Horse armor in the permanent display / Stuart W. Pyhrr --
Catalogue. Documentary objects. Shaffrons and crinets. Peytrals and cruppers. Armored saddles and saddle steels.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Stuart W. Pyhrr, Donald J. LaRocca, and Dirk H. Breiding.
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"The group of armored equestrian figures forming the centerpiece of the permanent arms and armor exhibition has, for almost a century, been one of the most popular and dramatic areas of the Metropolitan Museum. Aside from the bards (complete horse armors of plate) displayed on the figures, the Museum has many important examples in its reserve collection that are rarely shown, often unpublished, and largely unknown even to specialists. In fact, armor for the horse has generally received much less scholarly attention than that designed for the rider, this volume being the first exclusively devoted to the subject.".

"The forty objects presented here comprise all the main types of horse defense, each intended to protect a different part of the animal's body: shaffron (head), crinet (neck), peytral (breast and shoulders), flanchard (ribs and abdomen), and crupper (hindquarters). Their range is broad - from a set of rudimentary peytral and crupper plates made of leather (the only examples of this kind in the United States) to an elaborately decorated steel shaffron produced for the Polish prince Nikolaus "the Black" Radziwill.

A carved ivory chess piece from about 1370, one of the earliest three-dimensional representations of a European horse in a full bard; an armored saddle with its original velvet upholstery; whimsical ear guards in the shape of dolphins; and a "blind" shaffron made without eye openings to prevent a horse from shying during a joust - all cast light on the various forms and styles developed by armorers of the period. Also revealed is the evolving complexity of the decorative techniques and motifs employed, as horse armor was embossed, etched, gilded, and painted, and ornamentation evolved from simple foliate scrolls to fully realized figural scenes derived from classical mythology.".

"Placing these objects in context is an essay tracing the history of European horse armor from its revival in the twelfth century (after its disappearance with the fall of Rome) through its flowering in the Renaissance to its eventual obsolescence in the early 1600s. Other texts include a discussion of the featured objects in relation to those in the Museum's permanent display and an overview of armored saddles and saddle steels." "Symbol of a romantic age of chivalry, the knight was inseparable from his horse. This invaluable study reveals another aspect of that interdependence: as armorers devised protective coverings for both rider and animal, they also created lasting works of art.".

"This catalogue is issued in conjunction with an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from February 15, 2005, to January 15, 2006."--BOOK JACKET.

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