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Pair of Stirrups (Tsubo Abumi)

Date:
5th or 6th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H. of each excluding chain 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); L. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Stirrups
Credit Line:
Gift of a Trustee of the Museum, 1917
Accession Number:
17.211.14a, b–.15a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
This form of enclosed, or "boxed," stirrup (tsubo abumi) probably originated in China, and it was exported to Japan.
Found at Sanbongi Gumma Prefecture, Mikuri-mura, Tanogun, Kazuke province.
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