Mouthpiece of a Snaffle Bit

Copper alloy | 10.5cm | 11th-8th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

The snaffle bit is the simplest type of horse bit, and has an effect on the bars (part of the horses’ jaw without teeth) and the corners of the lips. The mouthpiece of this bit is composed of a single twisted bar. Rings for the bridle and reins, now ...
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