Polo horse tomb figure
- 618–906 CE
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Overall: 24 1/2 x 8 x 24 1/4 in. (62.23 x 20.32 x 61.595 cm)
- Arts of Asia
- Arts of Asia - China, Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rothwell
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
Horses of all types, particularly polo ponies, were in demand as mingqi during the Tang dynasty. Polo was a popular game of the Tang court, played as much by the court ladies as by the noblemen.
- DMA unpublished material, "Pottery Statue of a Horse of the Chinese T'ang Dynasty."