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Figurine

Object Number:2005-18-8A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mongolian
Provenience: Mongolia
Period: Socialist era
Date Made: 1990s
Early Date: 1990
Late Date: 1999
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Fired
Painted
Iconography:Horse
Credit Line:Gift of Paula Sabloff, Mongolian Exhibition, 2005
Other Number:3A - Other Number
B 12a-b - Other Number

Description

Horse figurine with base. It is painted with a black tail, mane, and hooves and a yellow, black and blue bridle. There is an orange, red, black, green and blue saddle, and green grass. There is a maker's mark on the underside. These Ulaanbaatar-made horses substitute for the sacred Buddhist objects displayed opposite the south-facing door during the Manchu era. They represent a secularization of Mongolia and would sit in front of the triptych mirror. The ceramic style was popular in the 1960s. The factory that originally made them, the Porcelain Factory, was privatized in the 1990s and continues to make the old designs.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan (20 Oct 2001 - 01 Jun 2002) View Objects in Exhibition

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