About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Transport
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul and Spiti: Keylong
  • Date made
    19th Century early
  • Materials
    Iron; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul and Spiti: Keylong
  • Date collected
    1932 before
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 120 mm x 34 mm; 5 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 5/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: the phrase 'Ruchoi-Obchen' is written on the object label, a romanized translation of stirrup in Tibetan. This stirrup is noted as coming from 'Kyelang, West Tibet', which is likely to be Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district of northern Himachal Pradesh, which faces the Kardang Monastery. Keylong was home to the Moravian Mission and so this stirrup is likely to have been collected by Walter Asboe, a Moravian Missionary who was in the area in the 1930s and 1940s. Asboe collected for H. G. Beasley and for his Cranmore Museum.
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