Dogon Stirrup Irons from Mali

This is a pair of Dogon cast bronze stirrup irons, they have a wonderful rope design around the neck of the stirrup and down the side of strap holder.

Where the neck meets the stirrup proper a divided circle design wraps around the sides. The foot area is designed with cut out patterns.

These are very heavy and old. You can see, if you look closely the residue of desert sand in the crevices of the design. These show not only wealth but technique and class and these qualities would have reflected upon their owner.

Size 5 1/2” (14 cm) across 7” (18 cm) height.

Provenance: purchased from Harvey Derrien by Private collector 1990’s approx value £60