Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Snaffle Bit

Date:
probably 6th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, silver
Dimensions:
W. of mouthpiece 5 in. (12.7 cm); L. of branches 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Wt. 8 oz. (226.8 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Bits
Credit Line:
Gift of a Trustee of the Museum, 1917
Accession Number:
17.211.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
Kobayashi, Fujioka-cho, Tano-gun, Kozuke province
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