Bronze Stirrup Irons from India

These are a delightfully typical design decorated with peacocks butting up to the slot for the leather to be threaded through.

They are ornate and the rings on the base may well have been for tassels or some sort of material decoration.

Peacocks feature in so many Indian designs both in clothing and in carvings. Their world is reflected in these irons.

Size 4 1/2” (11 cm) x 4 1/2” (11 cm)

Provenance purchased in India by Dale Durfee 2000 on loan