Whip Handle in the Shape of a Horse (painted ivory, 14.5 cm long)

Egypt, ca. 1390–1353 B.C. (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III)

The horse was a relative latecomer to Egypt. It was introduced in the Second Intermediate period during the Hyksos domination of northern Egypt (ca. 1667–1570 B.C.E.), when new elements of warfare, notably the horse and chariot, were brought from the Near East. During the New Kingdom, this animal became a familiar sight, and there were many depictions of horses in art, particularly during the Amarna period. 

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art