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|Date Made:||Tang Dynasty|
|Technique:||Three Color Glaze|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925|
Glazed pottery figure of a horse with a green saddle, an amber body, and a cream colored mane. Symbolizing status and power, this horse figurine would have been placed with other ceremonial and everyday objects in a tomb. In the Tang Dynasty, the saddled horse was more common than the ox cart which in earlier periods symbolized a means of transport to the afterlife. The tri-color glaze, known as sancai, was more expensive then plain terracotta. It should indicate that the horses were made for an aristocratic occupant. Often mass-produced using a piece-mold technique, horses were slightly altered through adjustments in the neck and legs. C461 through C468 is a set.
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