(One of a) Pair of War Stirrups, iron with silver inlay. Inscribed with maker's name. Kuniyuki, maker, sho worked in Knangawa. Wisteria and wave design in silver inlay.

(War Stirrup, one of a pair), 17th century

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During the Edo period (1600-1868), only warriors of middle or high rank were permitted to own horses. Feudal lords and the shogun's guards used riding equipment ornamented in a manner appropriate to their social position. This pair of stirrups is sumptuously decorated with designs of blossoming wisteria. According to the inlaid inscription on each of the buckle-brackets, the stirrups were made by the metalsmith Kuniyuki, who worked in the town of Kanagawa in Kashu province (modern-day Ishikawa prefecture).

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(War Stirrup, one of a pair)
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85.13.1
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(One of a) Pair of War Stirrups, iron with silver inlay. Inscribed with maker's name. Kuniyuki, maker, sho worked in Knangawa. Wisteria and wave design in silver inlay.