Horse Bit

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Horse Bit

Archaeology / Kofun / Gunma

Place excavated:Found at Kenzaki Ōtsuka, Gunma

Kofun period, 6th century

Iron with gilt bronze

最大長40㎝ 最大幅20㎝ 高15㎝、鏡板最大長27㎝ 鏡板高13~15㎝ 鏡板幅4~8㎝

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Decorated in gilt bronze, this bit was used to steer horses. Horseback riding was introduced to Japan in the 4th century and became widespread in the late 5th century."

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鏡板 / / くつわ / Kofun

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