The Wallace Collection

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  • Stirrup
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1590
  • Steel and gold, chiselled and gilded
  • Height: 10.1 cm, arch
    Width: 9.6 cm, tread
    Weight: 0.34 kg
  • A440
  • European Armoury III
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  • Stirrup, one of a pair with A441, of steel, chiselled and gilt. Arched outline, the sides circular in section, partly roped, broadening and flattened at the base, where they are chiselled with decoration faintly resembling a scallop-shell; oval tread of three inner bars (twisted) and two outer, the latter notched, chiselled and incised with lines; at the top is an oval ring for the leather working on a swivel.

    A pair of similar type was in the Zschille Collection (Zschille and Forrer, pl. XV, fig. 7).