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Set of twelve painted equestrian figures

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Artist

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Title

Set of twelve painted equestrian figures

Date

Tang dynasty (AD 618-906), about AD 700-800

Medium

Pottery

Dimensions

H: 49 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0245.A

Adoption Status

Available to adopt

Collection

Chinese

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These horsemen statues were made to be buried in a tomb. They would have been placed with a number of other figures to accompany the deceased in the afterlife. Each horse is finely modelled with an expressive head and a long mane, which is composed of a number of strands of applied clay. The individual riders are each seated on a saddle-cloth, which is painted as the skin of a tiger or a leopard. Riders and horses are painted with red, white, greenand black pigments.

Set of twelve painted equestrian figures Tang dynasty (AD 618-906), about AD 700-800 © Compton Verney

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Set of twelve painted equestrian figures Tang dynasty (AD 618-906), about AD 700-800 © Compton Verney

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