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Head of horse

Head of horse

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    25-220 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted

  • Museum number:

    C.12-1929

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 11

Horses from western Asia were highly prized in China, so much so that pottery replicas were made to be buried in tombs.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

25-220 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted

Dimensions

Height: 21.9 cm

Labels and date

Head of horse
Eastern Han dynasty
AD 25-220

Horses from western Asia were highly prized in China, so much so that pottery replicas were made to be buried in tombs.

Painted earthenware

Museum no. C.12-1929 [2007]

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

East Asia Collection

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