Royal Armouries

Wooden Horse - Yellow stallion - XVII.7

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Carved wooden horse. xvii.7

Carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. (XVII.7)

  • Carved wooden horse. xvii.7

    Carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. (XVII.7)

  • monochrome photo of a carved wooden horse with leg and head removed

    Carved wooden horse undergoing restoration. 1972 (XVII.7)

  • monochrome photo of an opening in the side of a wooden horse

    Carved wooden horse undergoing restoration. 1972 (XVII.7)

  • monochrome photo of a carved wooden horse against a stone wall

    Carved wooden horse. 1972 (XVII.7)

  • monochrome photo of the rear view of a carved wooden horse

    Carved wooden horse. 1972 (XVII.7)

  • monochrome photo of the head of a carved wooden horse

    Carved wooden horse. 1972 (XVII.7)

  • colour photo of wooden blocks and peg inside a wooden horse

    Endoscopic photo inside a carved wooden horse (XVII.7)

  • colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

    Head of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. (XVII.7)

  • colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

    Head of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. (XVII.7)

  • Photo of strips of different colours annotated to explain different paint layers

    Paint analysis of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings.( XVII.7)

  • monochrome hand drawn outline of different views of a life-sized carved wooden horse

    Scale drawing of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. (XVII.7)

  • monochrome hand drawn outline of different views of a life-sized carved wooden horse

    Scale drawing of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. (XVII.7)

Object number: XVII.7

Statistics

Object Number: XVII.7
Maximum height: 197 cm
Maximum length: 210 cm
Body length: 163 cm
Head height: 139 cm
Girth: 180 cm

Wooden Horse - Yellow stallion - XVII.7

Description

Construction

Barrel

Type of Wood

Oak and softwood

Pose

Head: Tilted
Legs: Front right raised; Back left raised

Distinguishing Features

Mane: black mane with elegant tail ribbon and plait to right
Teeth: individually carved

2012-13 Research:

Paint Analysis:
Ten paint treatments
Primer: unusual yellowish white lead Undercoat: as topcoat
Original Topcoat: off-white
Topcoat today: yellow

Endoscope:
Shows wooden staves that form barrel

X-ray:
Results awaited

Dendrochronology:
N/A

Current attribution:
Carver unknown

Linked by some writers to Grinling Gibbons

Statistics

Object Number: XVII.7
Maximum height: 197 cm
Maximum length: 210 cm
Body length: 163 cm
Head height: 139 cm
Girth: 180 cm

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