Though the Vikings are best known as seafaring warriors, through contact with Europe they grew even more adept as cavalrymen. This stirrup, decorated with a distinctive technique of iron inlay, is of a type found in England and may have been introduced in the renewed Viking attacks at the end of the tenth century.
Dorothy Neville, London (before 1892); Edwin M. Berolzheimer, New York (sold 1945); [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1945–1947)]
Miner, Dorothy, ed. Early Christian and Byzantine Art: An Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore: Walters Art Museum, 1947. no. 353, p. 80, pl. XLVIII.
Griffith, Beatrice Fox. Treasure Under Glass. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1963. p. 23, pl. XXI, accession number incorrectly identified in caption as 17.100.23.
Norris, Michael. Medieval Art: A Resource for Educators. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005. no. 7, 46-47.