Tibetan or Mongolian

Not on view

This stirrup is exceptional for the quality and lively nature of the dragonheads at the top of its arch, for its overall form and balance, and for the use of brass cladding over iron as a decorative technique, which is otherwise unknown on Tibetan or Mongolian stirrups. Its worn, hand-rubbed finish also shows that this stirrup was well appreciated over many generations for its tactile beauty.

Stirrup, Iron, copper alloy (brass), Tibetan or Mongolian

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