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Title Maximilian stirrups, fluted wrought iron
Nationality German/Austrian
Period c 1510

This is a classic pair of early 16th-century stirrups, made en suite for a fluted Maximilian armour of the era. Remarkably few of these seem to have survived, in private collections at any rate. They were probably made at Innsbruck, or just possibly at Graz, so, strictly speaking, of Austrian rather than German origin.

They have a polished iron finish, with patches of dark patina, the stirrup swivels having a russet finish. The interior finish is blackened overall. They do not appear to have been machine polished. They measure 21 cm high by 14 cm wide.

Similar pairs can be seen at the Wallace Collection in London, the Met in New York, the Zeughaus in Graz and the Hoffburg Waffen Samlung in Vienna.

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[Horse Furniture : Stirrups : Austrian : 16th Century]


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