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Pair of Rowel Spurs

ca. 1500
Southern German or Austrian
Steel, copper alloy
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)
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.

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