probably Spanish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

The shape of this stirrup was designed to accommodate the foot of a knight riding a typical late 15th-century saddle, with his straight legs extended under his body, slightly forward, and the feet pointing downward.The top of it is adorned with a dragon with open wings, recalling those forged on late 15th-century Spanish chest locks and door-knockers.

Stirrup, Iron, probably Spanish

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