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Stirrup (Wa Abumi)

Date:
ca. 5th century
Culture:
possibly Japanese
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); W. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Stirrups
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, by exchange, 1906
Accession Number:
06.310.21
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
Excavated from the burial mound at Wada, in Nara Prefecture, this stirrup is an example of the earliest type used in Japan, probably imported from China or Korea.
From burial mound at Wada, Yamashiro Province
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