Mongolian or Tibetan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378

A detailed Mongolian inscription on the base of this stirrup gives the name of its maker and of the Mongolian nobleman who commissioned it. Such an inscription appears to be unique not only for a stirrup but also for any example of secular ironwork from Mongolia or Tibet, making this stirrup and it's mate (acc. no. 2007.182) invaluable as a touchstone against which all other decorative ironwork of this type can be compared.

Stirrup, Iron, gold, silver, Mongolian or Tibetan

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