Polo horse tomb figure

DATE:
618–906 CE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Ceramic
CLASSIFICATION:
Sculpture
DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 24 1/2 x 8 x 24 1/4 in. (62.23 x 20.32 x 61.595 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
Arts of Asia - China, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rothwell
OBJECT NUMBER:
1960.167

General Description

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.

Adapted from

  • DMA unpublished material, "Pottery Statue of a Horse of the Chinese T'ang Dynasty."

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