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

Description

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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