20 September 2007
A PAIR OF SPANISH STIRRUPS, IN 15TH CENTURY STYLE
Each with arched triangular sides drawn up at the rear to form a loop for the straps, pierced with a pattern of slipped ovals left and right, the front applied with a leaf-like iron plate carrying a pierced box to cover the front of the strap-loop, and with oval treads incorporating a single central bar (light pitting).
8 7/8in (22.5cm) (2)
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A similar pair of stirrups was included in the loan exhibition of equestrian equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, May 4-July 3 1955, cat.no. 130.
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