About this object

A horse crupper (a leather strap that fits under the horse's tail). The straps are made from brown leather with a green edging, they are bound with brass. The two straps are bound together with a large cloisonne disc and the length of the straps are covered with a variety of smaller cloisonne discs. The cupper has a square padded support and a further padded support for under the tail, both are finished in a red wool broadcloth. The tail support also has three red broadcloth flaps.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Textile Wool; Enamel; Brass; Copper; Textile Cotton; Yarn Cotton; Fibre Textile Sisal; Rope
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Frederick Marshman Bailey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1922
  • Measurements
    1230 mm x 550 mm x 59 mm; 48 7/16 in x 21 5/8 in x 2 5/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This item is recorded as being made in China for the Tibetan market.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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