The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Stirrup
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1550
  • Steel, tinned
  • Height: 13 cm, arch
    Width: 12.3 cm, tread
    Weight: 0.95 kg
  • A429
  • European Armoury III
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  • Stirrup, of steel now blackened, but traces of tinning remain. Arch-shaped in outline; the sides, which widen towards the base, have heavily roped borders, the space between being pierced and chiselled with double-headed eagles, interlacings and geometrical ornaments; oval tread formed of two inner twisted bars and two outer, the lower edges of the latter ornamented with a shell on the middle; the box for the leather is masked by a pair of upright, shell-shaped ornaments, pierced and chiselled.