Corbel in the shape of a horse’s head

Description
This finely carved fragment is probably from the Norman church at Yarcombe. It shows a horse’s head wearing a halter made from twisted rope. This is very rare evidence for the style of horse equipment used in Devon in the Norman period.
Accession Loan No.
98/1994
Collection Class
Architectural fragments
Common Name
corbel in the shape of a horse’s head
Simple Name
corbel
Full Name
corbel in shape of horse’s head
Dimensions
whole length 230 mm; whole width 180 mm; whole depth 200 mm
Period Classification
Norman (1066-1200)
Production Year Low
1100
Production Year High
1200
Family Group

Material
stone; Ham Hill stone
Collector / Excavator
Walker, R
Collection Site Name
Yarcombe Inn
Collection Parish
Yarcombe
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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