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Horse Muzzle of Prince Elector Christian II of Saxony

Artist/maker unknown, German

Made in Germany, Europe


Pierced, chiseled, and tinned steel

Length (Approximately): 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

* Gallery 347, Arms and Armor, third floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

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

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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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