University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 86-3-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Pao Ching Tang
Period: Early 20th Century
Date Made: 1900-1912
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1912
Rice Paper
Iconography:Tang Taizong Horse
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Oswald A. Holzer, 1986


Large sheet of white paper with image in black of Quanmaogua (拳毛騧) one of the six horses Emperor Taizong created for his mausoleum, Zhaoling. Border of stepped stone at all edges. Ink on rice paper. Unmounted. Plain border with central horse: standing. Made by the Pao Ching Tang (shop), owned by the Xia brothers in Xi'an. Paintings like these are not actually rubbings and were instead made with stencils and blown ink.

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