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Object Name Saddle
Catalog Number 0985.13.00058
Description Modified Grimsley-style saddle with blue wool girth; black leather on the pommel and cantle and is reinforced with beaded brass molding. Russet leather conceals the tree in front of the pommel and behind the skirt joining a thick russet skirt; quilted tan leather seat stitched with oak leaf pattern. It also has russet leather hooded wooden stirrups. Brass rings and escutcheon plates. Two girth straps are associated with this saddle (.58a and .58b).
Material Leather/Wood/Brass/Iron
Dimensions H-38 W-20 L-16 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee
Provenance This is a saddle used by General Robert E. Lee on Traveller during the Civil War.
People Lee, Robert E.
Traveller
Search Terms Horse equipment
Subjects animals
horses
saddles
Saddlery