Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Asia Galleries - On Display|
|Date Made||Tang Dynasty|
|Materials||Clay | Glaze|
|Technique||Three Color Glaze | Glazed | Fired|
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.
|Credit Line||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925|
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