Horse bit

Object Number: 
1947.597
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 23.5 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Iron horse bit excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This horse bit was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights. The horse that wore this bit was owned by a British or Hessian officer, or was used to transport artillery and supplies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group