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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world


Pair of stirrups c.1810-50

RCIN 62635

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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These stirrups are made of gilt copper, known in the Islamic world as tombak. In the nineteenth century, this material was popular for the production of parade armour, including helmets and stirrups. The cradle shape of the stirrups is associated with the Eastern European regions of the Ottoman Empire.