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Artist Unknown (China)


early 8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
Horse, Artist Unknown (China)
Tomb Retinue:
: Set of T'ang Tomb Figures Acquired by Art Institute
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Earthenware with polychrome glaze
Size: 20 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (52.07 x 51.44 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: T'ang dynasty, 8th century
Physical Description: Horse with long mane and clipped tail. ca 725 A.D. Glazed pottery tomb figure, one of a pair, on a flat base. The decoration of the trappings is in the Sassanian style. Glaze predominantly a fine cobalt blue which has oxidized on the hind legs to an irrid
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 49.1.6
Added to Site: February 28, 2009