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Spur (espuela), one of a pair

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The iron spur is held in an openwork iron rowel box fused on the exterior to a silver sheet. Alternating bands of silver and copper in niello form a decorative arch pattern over an iron framework; the leather straps survive.

Inscription

None.

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

1850–1900

Object Place

Chile

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 x 10.2 x 12.1 cm (11 x 4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.355a

Medium or Technique

Silver, iron, leather

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver