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Pair of Rowel Spurs

Date:
ca. 1500 and 19th century
Culture:
Southern German or Austrian
Medium:
Iron alloy, 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 genuine spur: R within a shield.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Louisville. J. B. Speed Art Museum. "A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 4–July 3, 1955, no. 92.

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.

Grancsay, Stephen V. A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Catalogue. Louisville, Ky.: Speed Art Museum, 1955. no. 92, ill. (14.25.1701b).

Thomas, Bruno, and Ortwin Gamber. Katalog Der Leibrüstkammer, I. Teil, Der Zeitraum Von 500 Bis 1530. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1976.



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