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A PAIR OF GOLD COVERED OTTOMAN STIRRUPS
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A PAIR OF GOLD COVERED OTTOMAN STIRRUPS

PROBABLY OTTOMAN 17TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF GOLD COVERED OTTOMAN STIRRUPS
PROBABLY OTTOMAN 17TH CENTURY
Each with curved base plate pierced with a rosette flanked by flat sides rising to an angled arch rising to the semi-circular loop, the exterior covered with plain thick gold sheet, slight rubbing to extremities
7¾in. (19.6cm.) high (2)
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Lot Essay

A pair of stirrups of similar form with the same type of cut roundel with geometric design is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are of gilded bronze rather than steel and have elaborate enamel decoration. They have been dated to the beginning of the 16th century. (Digard, J-P. et.al.: Chevaux et cavaliers arabes, Exhibition cat. L'institut du monde arabe, Paris, 2002, no.100, p.146). A further similar steel pair of similar form sold in these Rooms 29 April 2003, lot 98.
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