Spanish Colonial Conquistador Side Saddle Stirrup Brass

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 29, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
SPANISH COLONIAL CONQUISTADOR STIRRUP SINGLE SIDESADDLE

THIS MEASURES 9 INCHES X 3 INCHES X 4 INCHES , WEIGHT 1.5 POUNDS AND ARE MADE OF BRASS

RARE, ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, SPANISH, STIRRUPS - This style of Stirrup is generally referred to by antique-dealers, auction houses, and others as 'Conquistador Stirrups' - - This Authentic, Antique, Spanish Stirrups show wear commensurate with age & use, yet remain in Nice Condition... and This Will make an Excellent Addition for Your Collection, Display or a Fantastic Gift!!! **** NO RESERVE!!

The History of Stirrups: In most civilizations the horse was used more in chariots than for riding until about 800 BC. Before stirrups most equestrian cultures used no support for the feet at all. T are records of a loose surcingle being employed behind the girth, into which the feet could be tucked. Toe stirrups (loops of rope which held the big toe) were first recorded in Northern India in the 2nd century BC, their use was somewhat limited by climate and footwear. The first stirrups designed to take the entire foot were probably single mounting stirrups recorded in China in the 4th Century AD. The mounting stirrup was easier than using a stool to mount and safer than vaulting on when fully armed (Cambyses, king of Persia stabbed himself while mounting when fully armed in 522 BC - A.D.H.Bivar, "The Stirrup an
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