Pair of Stirrups

South Mexican or Guatemalan

Not on view

This pair of heavy and impressive wooden carved stirrups was probably made in the south of Mexico or in Guatemala. Their decoration is inspired from the double-headed imperial German eagle, a motif introduced to Spain during the Habsburg dynasty and from there imported to America. In this example however eagles seem to have been replaced by pairs of more peaceful tropical birds, possibly quetzals or parrots.

Pair of Stirrups, Wood, South Mexican or Guatemalan

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