Thursday, August 25, 2016

Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa in Warszawa - Polish late XVIII century saddle

during my trip to Warsaw this month I visited another museum, the Hunting and Horseback Riding Museum, located at the edge of the Royal Łazienki Park complex.
I went there because of but one artifact they have there - namely, a small late XVIII century saddle that has all the appearances of a Polish common saddle of the period. Piotr M. Zalewski, M.A., from the Polish National in Warsaw and  who should publish a book in English on the Polish National cavalry (Kawaleria Narodowa) next year,  has an extensive chapter about the late Polish cavalry equipment, including tack and saddles, in his forthcoming book.

full view

another full view


another view of the cantle

under the 'hood'

front with bars showing



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