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Buffalo Bill Museum

leather 2024 buckle 107 iron 419 metal 3340
bridle 34
diagonal 39 lines 41 petal floral 651
ca. 1850's
L: 25 in, H: 7 in, width: 8.75 in
Credit Line:
Gift of W. R. Coe Foundation
Spanish bridle with chileno bit; leather strap headstall with buckle on the right side and brow band, side straps below brow band and brown band are covered with decorative silver metal pieces engraved on ends with parallel lines connected by diagonal lines, center brow band piece has a raised 3 `petal' design, side straps each have a 3-1/2" diameter concho with scalloped and pierced edge and central raised floral design below which hangs a separate leather strip covered with silver metal and tapering to a point and 3 connected balls; iron chileno or ring bit with 2 iron pendants hanging from the port; 2" iron bar hangs from each side of but 4-1/2" iron bar hangs from bottom of ring and connects to the bit with a chain on each end and a 9-1/4" 3 piece bar hangs from the bottom of the bit, all iron bars have flattened pendant dangles; short chain on each side of bit.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum.
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