Antique 17th -18th Century Turkish Ottoman Gold Gilt Copper Tombak Islamic Stirrup

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Antique 17th -18th century, Islamic Turkish Ottoman gold gilt copper “Tombak” stirrup comprising a convex and flaring rectangular base with foliate sides and arched crossbar with elliptical suspension loop, and the original leather strap.

The exterior side panels with scrolled borders, finely hand chased and engraved with flower heads and stylized foliage.

High-ranking officials of the Ottoman army used this type of Turkish Ottoman stirrups. These stirrups are rare and important objects of Turkish Ottoman Islamic art. Only a few of them have survived to this day, mainly in the most important museum collections in the world, including the famous Topkapı Sarayı Museum.


1.A pair of similar Ottoman tombak stirrups are published in the Sotheby’s catalog Arts of the Islamic World on March 26, 2014, Paris, at an estimated Price: 40 000 — 60 000 EUR (55,092 - 82,637US)

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2. A pair of related ottoman stirrups are published in the Sotheby’s catalog Arts of the Islamic World October 3, 2012, London, at an estimated price of 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (16,113 - 24,170 USD)

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3.To view related Ottoman stirrups in the Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien, dated by the museum experts to the 17th century, please see the link below:

4. An almost identical single stirrup dated by the museum experts to the 17th century from the Hungarian national museum is published in the Hungarian book Díszes Nyergek, Lószerszámok by Temesvari Ferenc, illustration No 83 together with other related stirrups. Please see the last picture in the listing.

5. A comparable Turkish Ottoman stirrups from the most important Turkish museum, “Topkapı Palace Museum (Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi)” in Istanbul, are published in the book Sultanların Silahları: Topkapı Sarayı Silah Kolleksiyonu by Hilmi Aydın, Istanbul 2007. Page 120.

We will provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.

CONDITION: Showing age and usage, gold gilding on the exterior is in very good condition, some minor splits on the joining of the base repaired with old soldering.


Approximately: Length: 22 cm (8.66 inches)

Height: 19 cm (7.48 inches)

Width: 13.7 cm (5.39 inches)

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Militaria & Weapons
Field Gear & Equipment
Antiques (approx100yrs)
17th - 18th century
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