Object Title

Stirrup

Stirrup

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

VI.527 a

Provenance

Purchased November 1985. From the Popham Armoury at Littlecote House, e.4.

Physical Description

It is made in three brass castings joined by brazing, a foot rest, a frame and a decorative plate. The foot rest is an oval frame with two straight bars across the middle. The outside of the foot rest is serrated for grip. The frame is a large inverted U with a little extension at the top forming a bar for the attachment of stirrup leathers. The decorative plate is fastened to the front of this extension. The whole article is decorated with incised floral patterns. Some silvering can be seen.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Width: 120 mm; depth: 70 mm; height: 175 mm Weight: 560 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places England

Notes

Compare other mid 17th century stirrups in the Royal Armouries collection, VI.179-80 also of brass, with pierced heart finials, and of a more D-shaped form, VI.187-8 and 191-2, of iron with escutcheon finials.