Left Side Panel of a Crupper

Date: ca. 1480–1500

Culture: Probably South German or Austrian

Medium: Steel

Dimensions: H. 21 in. (54 cm); W. 29 in. (73.7 cm). Wt. 7 lb. (3,138 g)

Classification: Armor for Horse

Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929

Accession Number: 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.