whip

Horseman’s whip, handle made of a goat’s lower leg, in cream hair and a black hoof, mounted in a black leather cover with a brown leather ‘skirt’ of flat thongs held in place with a white metal band decorated with inscribed circles; a yellow leather loop is inserted towards the end. The hoof has three white metal plaques, one large and two small, each with four points, decorated with punch marks and nailed to the hoof/leg. Between the leg and the whip lash is an ornamental decoration of brown leather with two ‘ears’ and four flat thongs held to the leg bone by a white metal plate with punched semicircular motifs nailed to the leg. The short whip lash is of white, plaited leather. There is some indication of restricted use. Saddle bought at same time 2003.600.

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