Antique 19th Century African Islamic Hausa stirrups In Turkish Ottoman Manner
A pair of ornate, antique, 19th century, African Islamic, Hausa warrior brass horse stirrups, made in Turkish Ottoman manner. Each with very high, strongly curved treads/footplates pierced in the center with rosette and surmounted by an arched crossbar with a hexagonal suspension loop. Sides are engraved with a complex geometric motif. One of the stirrups cast with the funnel to rest upon, the bottom of the lancer's lance a spear-shaped pointed shoe of the staff.
Height: 25.5cm (10.04 inches)
Length: 24.5cm (9.65 inches)
Width at an arched crossbar: 13.5cm (5.31 inches)
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, some residue of polish. one of the stirrups has a small fracture on the base.
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