Earthenware horse on rectangular base
- Object Number: 1926.16
- Simple Name: horse
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- Production Place: China
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- Summary: Earthenware horse on rectangular base. Highly detailed model, with red painted saddlecloth and traces of red pigment on the head. Tang dynasty, 618-906 AD.
- Terms:East Asian
- Terms:death & burial
- Additional Notes: During the Tang period (618 - 906AD) the horse was considered very important. The best were trained for warfare, hunting and to perform tricks such as dancing. This figure is a funerary sculpture, intended to accompany the deceased into the afterlife.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery