Left side panel of a crupper, ca. 1480–1500
Probably South German or Austrian
Wt. 7 lb. (3138 g)
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929 (29.158.606)
This left side panel of a horse's rump defense is a rare survival of horse armor in the so-called Gothic style. The treatment of its surfaces is unusually complex, and the combination of ridges, particularly with "notched" sections, appears to associate this example with a South German or Austrian workshop.