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Pair of Men's Stirrups (estribos)

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The stirrups are elliptical in section; the profiles, in the shape of a bell or crown, have a lower scalloped edge, reeded midband, and engraved foliate decoration. Applied bands along the sides have additional floral decoration. The straps extend upward in an attenuated arch and terminate in a...

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Inscription

"I. B. M." in script engraved underneath each stirrup.

Marks

None.

Provenance

Collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves between 1898 and 1913.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves

1825–75

Object Place

Argentina

Dimensions

Overall: 23.8 x 14 x 7.9 cm (9 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

41.358a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver