Pair of Stirrups (Par de estribos)

Pair of Stirrups (Par de estribos)

c. 1750
unknown artist
Mexican Colonial
stirrup, pair
Iron and silver
Gift of Alex Cohen

Unknown artist, Pair of Stirrups (Par de estribos), about 1750. Iron and silver; 17⅛ × 9¼ × 2¾ in. Gift of Alex Cohen, 1981.180A-B.

This object is currently on view
height: 17 1/8 in, 43.4975 cm; width: 9 1/4 in, 23.495 cm; depth: 2 3/4 in, 6.985 cm
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Latin American Art

Pair of Stirrups (Par de estribos)
About 1750
Iron, silver
Gift of Alex Cohen, 1981.180 A-B

It's rare to find a matching pair of Mexican cast-iron stirrups from the 1700s - and even rarer to find each stirrup separately, as was the case with this pair. The arabesque floral and tendril motifs show the influence of Spanish horse gear.

Known Provenance
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Exhibition History
  • “Stampede: Animals in Art”—Denver Art Museum, 12/14/17 - 5/19/2019