Horse Bit, 8th century BC

  • Villanovan, Italic

Bronze

  • Overall (cheekpieces): 2 5/8 × 3 3/4 inches (6.7 × 9.5 cm) Overall (bit): 6 3/8 inches (16.2 cm)

Gift of The Etruscan Foundation, Inc.

61.150

Department

Greco-Roman and Ancient European

1886, Museo Archeologico (Florence, Italy)

1961-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Peck, W., "Etruscan Pottery and Bronzes," Bulletin of the DIA, vol 41, no 3, 1962, pp 52-53 n.1. Caccioli, D. A., The Villanovan, Etruscan and Hellenistic Collections in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Monumenta Graeca et Romana, vol. 14, Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2009, cat. no. 48, pp. 91-2, ill. pl. 54-55.

Villanovan, Italic, Horse Bit, 8th century BC, Bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of The Etruscan Foundation, Inc., 61.150.