Royal Armouries

Wooden Horse - Dark brown stallion - XVII.14

Images

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

Head of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. English, 1685-90 (XVII.14)

  • colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

    Head of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. English, 1685-90 (XVII.14)

  • x-ray of the neck of a wooden horse showing metal nails

    X-ray of the neck of a carved wooden horse (XVII.8)

  • colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

    Head 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.14)

  • 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.14)

  • 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)

  • Interior view of wooden horse

    Endoscope image showing the materials and construction details visible inside the body cavity of horse. (XVII.9)

Object number: XVII.14

Statistics

Object Provenance: English, 1685-90
Object Number: XVII.14
Maximum height: 196 cm
Maximum length: 222 cm
Body length: 158 cm
Head height: 127 cm
Girth: 190 cm

Wooden Horse - Dark brown stallion - XVII.14

Description

Construction

Barrel

Type of Wood

Oak

Pose

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

Distinguishing Features

Mane: Right-hand side, with ‘Mohican’ style section
Ears: Forward and finely carved
Horseshoes: Distinctive shoes on raised hooves

2012-13 Research

Paint Analysis:
Ten paint treatments
Primer: lead white, left dirty
Undercoat: thick white
Topcoat: black
Topcoat today: dark brown

Endoscope:
Body cavity shows some wooden staves that form the barrel

X-ray:
Yes 2012

Dendrochronology:
N/A

Current Attribution:
Carver unknown

Statistics

Object Provenance: English, 1685-90
Object Number: XVII.14
Maximum height: 196 cm
Maximum length: 222 cm
Body length: 158 cm
Head height: 127 cm
Girth: 190 cm

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