A Pair of Stirrups, 16th - 18th century


Item ref: 2863

  • Tibet
  • Iron, silver and gilding
  • 15 cm / 5.9 in x 15 cm / 5.9 in


Private collection, Belgium

The square earrings of the precious minister motif seen here form one of the Seven Jewel Insignia of the Chakravartin of Tibetan Buddhism.

A very closely related pair of stirrups is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1997.214.2a and b)