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Horse Muzzle of Prince Elector Christian II of Saxony

Artist/maker unknown, German

Geography:
Made in Germany, Europe

Date:
1604

Medium:
Pierced, chiseled, and tinned steel

Dimensions:
Length (about): 9 13/16 inches (25 cm) Diameter: 6 inches (15.2 cm) Width: 6 13/16 inches (17.3 cm) Depth: 8 inches (20.3 cm) Weight: 2.1 lb. (940g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 247, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:
1977-167-282

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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Label:
Pierced with the coat of arms of Prince Elector Christian II of Saxony (ruled 1591 to 1611), this horse muzzle was possibly commissioned for the celebration of the marriage of his brother, Johann Georg I (ruled 1611 to 1656), on September 16, 1604, to Duchess Sibylle Elisabeth of Württemberg (1584-1606).


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