Pair of Stirrups (Par de estribos)

Pair of Stirrups (Par de estribos)

c. 1750
Artist
unknown artist
Country
Mexico
Style/Tradition
Mexican Colonial
stirrup, pair
Iron and silver
Gift of Alex Cohen
1981.180A-B

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
Dimensions
height: 17 1/8 in, 43.4975 cm; width: 9 1/4 in, 23.495 cm; depth: 2 3/4 in, 6.985 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Art

Pair of Stirrups (Par de estribos)
About 1750
Mexico
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