About this object

One of a (mismatched) pair of iron stirrups with leather strap and iron buckle attached. The stirrup is pierced through the centre and has a thinner, raised edge than its pair.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul and Spiti
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Iron
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1936 before
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 133 mm x 108 mm; 5 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This stirrup is noted as coming from 'West Tibet', which is likely to be Lahaul and Spiti, a district of northern Himachal Pradesh. Keylong (a specific location given for several objects from 'Western Tibet' in Beasley's collection) 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.
    Stirrup noted on inventory to belong to saddle with Beasley number 318.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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