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Pair of Stirrups

Inscribed by Nagakuni (Japanese, active 17th century)
17th century
Iron, lacquer, silver
H. of each 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); L. of each 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. of each 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Equestrian Equipment-Stirrups
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
Not on view
The decorator, Nagakuni, lived in Kaga (Ishikawa Prefecture), where many silver-inlaid stirrups were made during the Edo period. This pair features a design of chrysanthemums and a ripple pattern.
Inscription: Inscription: (on bar holding stirrup-leather) Ka-shu ju, Zenzayemon Nagakuni saku (made [by] Zenzayemon Nagakuni a dweller in Ka-shu [Kaga]).
Ex. coll.: Kametaro Hamano, Kokura, Kyushu, Japan.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Asian Art," April, 1987–November, 1989.

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