Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Spain
  • spur, 1850s–1915
  • Where object was made: Spain?
  • iron
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10.5 x 10.5 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3079

Iron spur. "U" shaped heel band has a raised circular tab at either end, presumably for a flexible strap for wearing. The shank (or neck) has scallops along one edge and decorative cutouts on each side (three teardrop-like shapes and a double arch). The rowel (spinning bit) has five prongs, and a sixth has been broken off.