Horse Gear


From: Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 86-35-319
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Navajo
Provenience Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Iron

An iron ring horse bit with several decorative linked adornments. These are made from a horizontal bar from which multiple sets of a three flattened links hang. Elongated, high port piece between the cheek shanks. Two chains are attached to the rein ends of the cheek shanks. The bit is repaired in multiple places with leather straps or wire.

Length 39 cm
Width 14 cm
Credit Line Gift of George and Henry J. Vaux, 1985

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