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Pair of Rowel Spurs

Date:
ca. 1400
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper alloy, gold
Dimensions:
L. 7 in. (17.78 cm); Spread of sides, 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm); Diam. of rowel, 3 in. (7.62 cm); Wt. 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Spurs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.159.2, .3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Engraved four times on each spur is the device of Louis II, duke of Bourbon (1337–1410): a strap and buckle with the motto Esperance (Hope).
Chateau du Bouchat, near Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, Allier, France. Ex coll.: Comte de St. Genys, Saint Aubin-sur-Loire; Sir Guy Francis Laking, London; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, L.I.
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