ACC#416 NANBAN’ STIRRUPS
A rare pair of ‘nanban’ stirrups from the early 1600’s, is inlaid with European figures and flowers. Each stirrup is decorated with five foreigners in various poses wearing pantaloons, buttoned jerkins, shoes and large hats. The interiors of the stirrups are lined with wood and lacquered red.
Approximate dimensions: 26cm high X 30.5cm long X 13cm wide
For more information on ‘nanban’ art, particularly with reference to stirrups, helmets, and saddles, please see:
‘After the Barbarians II’ by Jorge Welsh.
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