EARLY MEDIEVAL STIRRUP

An Early Medieval zoomorphic stirrup terminal dating to the 11th century. A cast copper alloy, hollow backed terminal. It is in the form of a beast's head wth large ears, protruding eyes and a long, rounded muzzle. At the end of the muzzle, the snout is rounded and protruding There is a ridge running back from it along the centre of the head, ending between the eyes. Along the each side of the muz…