Royal Armouries

Wooden Horse - Black stallion-XVII.20

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LOK XVII.20 carved horse

Carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. British, 19th century (XVII.20)

  • LOK XVII.20 carved horse

    Carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. British, 19th century (XVII.20)

  • 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 against a stone wall

    Head of a carved wooden horse from the Line of Kings. British, 19th century (XVII.20)

  • 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.20)

  • 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.20)

  • 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.20

Statistics

Object Provenance: British, nineteenth century
Object Number: XVII.20
Maximum height: 217 cm
Maximum length: 230 cm
Body length: 178 cm
Head height: 150 cm
Girth: 202 cm

Wooden Horse - Black stallion-XVII.20

Description

Construction

Wooden blocks

Type of Wood

Exterior appears to be made of a softwood

Pose

Head: Arched
Legs: Front left leg raised, all tipping back; Rear right hoof slightly raised

Distinguishing Features

Eyes: Bulbous, startled, brown & white. Nineteenth century paint treatment not painted over in the twentieth century
Separate piece applied. Fine parallel lines incised on mane, etc

2012-13 Research

Paint Analysis:
Only five treatments – fewer than the other horses
Primer: cream
Undercoat: as topcoat
Topcoat: very pale grey
Topcoat today: black

Endoscope:
N/A

X-ray:
Results awaited 2013

Dendrochronology:
Not applicable as softwood

Current Attribution:
Maker unknown

Statistics

Object Provenance: British, nineteenth century
Object Number: XVII.20
Maximum height: 217 cm
Maximum length: 230 cm
Body length: 178 cm
Head height: 150 cm
Girth: 202 cm

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