back to the XV century art and portrayal of the riding equipment.
In this Gothic painting we have a curb-bit, full horse horse harness and typical knightly war saddle of the period.
Painted by the master of the Observance Triptych, lately determined to be a painter of the Sienese School Sano di Pietro.
|dextrarius opertus - gray war charger, with free flowing mane and tail, with feathered fetlocks|
|large-shanked curb-bit, the bridle has no browband, otherwise it is dyed vivd red and studded with metal buttons (gold?)|
|the breastplate has the heraldic device in the center- the Saint George coat of arms|
|gilded stirrups & gilded long rowel spurs|