Dec 4, 2018
Dec 4, 2018

Standing Horse

Standing Horse

206 BC–AD 220

China, Han dynasty

(202 BC-AD 220)

Bronze

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1977.57

Description

The fine steed has indentations on both sides of its body, indicating that it was once harnessed and pulled a carriage. Substituting a real horse, it accompanied a tomb occupant into the afterlife.

See also
Collection: 
China - Han Dynasty
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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