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Pricked Spur
13th century

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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Dates/Places: Spain
Creator Active Place: Spain
Creator Name-CRT: Spain, 13th Century
Title: Pricked Spur
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1299
Creation Date: 13th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel
Dimensions: Overall: 19cm x 8.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1953
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: The spur was an essential part of the knight's equipment. Fastened to his heels by means of straps and buckles, it was used to prod the horse into action. These examples represent the oldest type recorded, the "prick" spur, so-called because its neck terminated in a spike. The pricked spur was replaced during the Middle Ages by the "rowel" spur with a rotating spiked wheel.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1953
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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