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Pair of Stirrups (Yob)

Date:
possibly 12th–14th century
Culture:
Tibetan or Mongolian
Medium:
Iron, gold, silver
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Stirrups
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of William H. Riggs, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.119a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
This pair of stirrups is without equal in style, form, and construction. In particular, the combination of high relief, pierced work, and deep chiseling of the iron, highlighted by the lavish use of gold and silver, is unmatched on any other known pair of stirrups from Tibet, China, or Mongolia.
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