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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    7th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with unfired painting

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure of a woman on horseback, of lead-glazed earthenware with unfired painting. The woman wears full trousers and a round hat with down-turned brim; the horse is in a standing position. The light buff ware is covered on the upper part with a greenish-grey glaze, showing traces of colour, red on the upper part of the woman's dress and black on the saddle.

Place of Origin

China (made)


7th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with unfired painting


Height: 27.9 cm, Width: 21.9 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of a woman on horseback, lead-glazed earthenware with unfired painting, China, Tang dynasty, 7th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hobson, R.L.The George Eumorfopoulos collection; catalogue of the Chinese, Corean and Persian pottery and porcelain. London: E. Benn, 1925-28, vol. I, pl. 29, No.191

Production Note

Label, 1994





Subjects depicted

Horse; Woman


Ceramics; Earthenware


East Asia Collection

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