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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery

Head of Horse

25-220 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, painted
Dimensions
  • Height: 21.9cm
Style
Gallery Label
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)
Summary
Horses from western Asia were highly prized in China, so much so that pottery replicas were made to be buried in tombs.
Collection
Accession Number
C.12-1929

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record createdApril 3, 2008
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