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Name of Object:

Oriental saddle

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Hegira c. 957–957 / AD c. 1550

Type of object:

Saddle

Museum Inventory Number:

HJRK_C_142

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood, parchment, lacquer painting, thick brown felt, deer leather

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey?

Description:

This saddle comprises a wooden base covered with leather cushions and semi-circular saddle-bags. Note the elaborate lacquer painting: intertwined gold vines and blue flowers and red carnations on a black ground, and red-gold Chinese cloud motifs. In the 16th century this Oriental saddle was at Ambras Castle near Innsbruck and was probably part of the Turkish booty bought back by Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol (1529–1595) in 1556.

Citation of this web page:

 "Oriental saddle" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus22;23;en&id=leatherwork

MWNF Working Number: AT2 23

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