Object Title

Saddle

Saddle

Date

1540-1560

Object Number

VI.494

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Found in New Armouries Attic January 1993.

Physical Description

The tree is of wood covered with coarse canvas. At the front is a high pomel, sloping down to either side, with a cut out on the right side. At the rear is a high cantle, curving forward to either side. The seat and skirt are of red velvet with the edges bordered by metal braid, and bordered by brass headed nails in front of the pomel and behind the cantle, the velvet is a later addition. The tree has been cut back in the centre of the pomel and at the lower edges of the cantle.

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible

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