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Snaffle Bit

Signed by Myōchin Sadahisa (Japanese, Echizen province, late 18th–19th century)
19th century
W. of mouthpiece 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 2 oz. (510.3 g)
Equestrian Equipment-Bits
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
Signature: Signed: Echizen [no] Kuni jū Myōchin Sadahisa saku (Made by Myōchin Sadahisa dweller in Echizen Province).
George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Louisville. J. B. Speed Art Museum. "A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 4–July 3, 1955, no. 41.

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, Maine, 1934.

Grancsay, Stephen V. A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Catalogue. Louisville, Ky.: Speed Art Museum, 1955. no. 41, ill.

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