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Stirrup

Stirrup

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (possibly, made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast Iron

  • Credit Line:

    Anonymous gift

  • Museum number:

    M.365-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The cast-iron stirrup, tentatively identified as Korean on stylistic grounds, shows traces of lacquering. The loop for threading straps is composed of a pair of dragon heads which face away from each other.

Physical description

The stirrup loop is formed by two dragon heads, separated by the threading space and facing away from each other. The Korean provenance of the stirrup has been questioned.

Place of Origin

Korea (possibly, made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast Iron

Categories

Arms & Armour; Animals and Wildlife; Transport; Equestrian equipment

Collection

East Asia Collection

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