Object Title

Horse armour

Horse armour



Object Number

VI.379 A-E


Purchased with the aid of the National Art Collection Fund and the Pilgrim Trust from Galerie Fischer, 19 June 1958, lot 114. From the Anhalt family; purchased by Hans Schedelmann; sold at Galerie Fischer, 1938, to William Randolph Hearst

Physical Description

Of gothic form. Consists of A chanfron / shaffron, B crinet, C peytral and D crupper, crupper plates and steel curb reins [no star records for the last two].


Part BDepth315 mm
Part BLength800 mm
Part BWidth310 mm
Part ADepth370 mm
Part ALength710 mm
Part AWidth270 mm

Inscriptions and Marks



Places Germany

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate II with II.3, III details.

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011, volume 1


Formerly in the possession of the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, the original owner having been Waldemar VI, Prince of Anhalt-Koethen1450-1508.