Horses have played a tremendous role in human civilization. Without the horse, would mankind been able to travel so far, so fast? Battles have been won by the troops with the best horses; frontier ranges explored, dreams achieved. We would not be who we are without the horse.
That’s the message behind The Field’s latest traveling exhibition, “The Horse”. The exhibit, developed in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York, looks at the horse’s place in civilization — from the animals once used as livestock, to the domestication of breeds for use in warfare and transportation, to today’s roles as companion and competition animals. The earliest drawings of horses appear on cave walls: the very earliest people had the urge to commemorate the beauty and power of the horses they saw.
Vintage Horse Jewelry
We have many ways to connect our love of horses with our love of history. Collecting paintings and sculptures is certainly one route to commemorating the role horses have played in our life over the years. Another route is to collect vintage horse jewelry. Our love of horses is nearly as long-lasting and established as humanity’s urge to decorate and adorn itself.
Antique and estate horse jewelry gives us a chance to connect with horse imagery from every age. Victorian horse jewelry, Edwardian horse jewelry, art nouveau horse jewelry and art deco horse jewelry stands side by side with horse jewelry from antiquity. Every culture in the world has a tradition of horse jewelry. You can build an impressive horse jewelry collection by selecting pieces from a certain time period or culture – and have the joy of wearing beautiful artwork wherever you go!