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Object Number:79-20-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: Tang Dynasty
Early Date: 618
Late Date: 906
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Unglazed
Fired
Painted (uncertain)
Iconography:Horse
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Gates, Jr., 1979

Description

Unglazed figure of a horse with elaborate trappings; the horse stands foresquare on a square base with head slightly raised; elaborate trappings consist of plumes on the head, neck and rump with molded design of fleur de lys at the neck; elaborate saddle cloth sweeping backward; traces of pigment; extensive earth remaining on the figure; extensive restoration on the body, legs, base, saddle cloth, plumes and head.

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