Glazed earthenware, sancai (three-color) ware
Overall: 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.)
Anonymous Gift 1955.295
Sancai (three-color) glazes in green, amber, and transparent white show the high social status of the tomb’s occupant.
This ceramic horse was part of a set of figures depicting a procession, all of which was included in the tomb of a person of high rank. In ancient China tombs were equipped with all the items it was thought to be needed in the afterlife—including horses, as an essential mode of transportation.
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