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Title

Ceramic horse

206 BCE-220 CE


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This horse is painted white with a red harness (pair with EC4.1962 red with a vermilion harness). The body is simply and formally modelled, the bulging eyes and ears being the only protuberances. The piece is hollow with small holes in the centre of an otherwise flat base, on either side of the mouth and at the tail. The piece originally had wooden legs which have decayed with time. In addition the piece would have had a horse's hair tail attached through the tail hole.

Jackie Menzies, 'Early Chinese Art', AGNSW, 1983. cat.no. XII (a).


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

206 BCE-220 CE


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

grey earthenware, unglazed


Dimensions

28.6 x 39.3 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EC3.1962



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Early Chinese art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Feb 1983–08 May 1983


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Edmund Capon, The Australian Antique Collector, 'Chinese tomb figures in the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 96-101, Chippendale, Jan 1981-Jun 1981, 100 (illus.). fig.no. 10

Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Asian Art', pg. 106-113, Sydney, 1984, 106 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies, Early Chinese Art, Sydney, 1983, not paginated. cat.no. XII. See 'Further Information' for text.