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Title

A massive earthenware horse

1st century-2nd century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

In recent years a number of these distinctively modelled horses, with tubular bodies, overly large and thick necks, and flaring nostrils, have been recovered from tombs and burial sites in Sichuan province in Southwest China. Clearly related to the slightly more refined styles of such figures from the metropolitan north, in and around the then capital in Shaanxi province, these Sichuan horses are distinguished by their scale, their often cumbersome appearance and their generally startling demeanour.

Asian Art. Dept., AGNSW, August 2000.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sichuan Province China


Date

1st century-2nd century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

buff-grey earthenware with a chestnut coloured glaze and some green glaze splashed on the mane; modelled with minimal harness detail


Dimensions

108.5 x 31.0 x 103.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr Ronald Shen 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

235.2000



Place

Where the work was made
Sichuan Province