Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of Rowel Spurs

Date:
ca. 1500
Culture:
Southern German or Austrian
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
L. 9 5/8 in. (24.43 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm); L. of neck, 5 in. (12.7 cm); Diam. of rowel, 1 3/4 in. (4.45 cm); Wt. 9 1/2 oz. (269.32 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Spurs
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1701a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The left spur is stamped with the maker's mark: R within a shield.
Marking: Marked, on the left spur: R within a shield.
Ex coll.: Prince Peter Soltykoff, Paris.
Louisville. J. B. Speed Art Museum. "A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 4–July 3, 1955.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute. "Man and the Horse: an illustrated history of equestrian apparel," December 3, 1984–September 1, 1985.

Thomas, B., and Ortwin Gamber. Katalog der Leibrustkammer (Kunsthistorixches Museum, Wien. waffensammlung). I. Teil: Der Zeitraum von 500 bis 1530.. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1976.



Related Objects

Helm for the Joust of Peace (Stechhelm)

Date: ca. 1500 Medium: Steel, copper alloy Accession: 29.156.67a On view in:Gallery 373

Armor of Emperor Ferdinand I (1503–1564)

Artist: Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567) Date: dated 1549 Medium: Steel, brass, leather Accession: 33.164a–x On view in:Gallery 371

Portions of a Costume Armor

Artist: Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532) Date: ca. 1525 Medium: Steel, gold Accession: 24.179; 26.188.1, .2; 29.158.363a, b On view in:Gallery 374

Pair of Rowel Spurs

Date: ca. 1475–1500 Medium: Steel, copper alloy, tin Accession: 14.25.1721a, b On view in:Gallery 373

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

Date: ca. 1510 Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy Accession: 14.25.716b–f On view in:Gallery 373