Tang Equestrians

 Dimensions: 14.5h
 Material: Grey Pottery
 Origin: Shanxi
 Period: Beginning 600 AD
 Catalog#: MM 665

 

An unglazed grey pottery horse with rider. The horse is depicted standing on four legs on a base with a rider playing a musical instrument which is now missing. This equestrian would have been part of the hunting procession. Normal procedures of imperial hunting included using music to commence the hunt which comprised of the hunters, falcons, and hunting dogs.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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