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Horse's bit

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Iron; heavily rusted and very badly cracked; broken ends.

Provenance

From Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, 600–550 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .097 Length: .056 W.

Accession Number

87.515

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment