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Horse Figurine

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An artistic sculpture featuring a horse head on stand. The horse is decorated in what would be called Barding. Barding was beautiful ornamentation for horses but developed for far more important reasons. it was developed to safe guard horses, Barding (also spelled bard or barb) is armour for horses. During the late Middle Ages as armour protection for knights became more effective, their mounts became targets. This tactic of protecting the knights mounts was effective for the Scots at the Battle of Bannockburn in the 14th century when horses were killed by the infantry, and for the English at the Battle of Crécy in the same century where archers shot horses and heavy infantry killed the French knights after they were dismounted. The item is hand cast in resin and completley hand finished in golds with hues of blacks and browns and mounted on stand .

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