Camel

Caravans of hundreds of camels made their way back and forth across the Silk Road. With its wide-placed feet that kept it from sinking in the sand, and its ability to go days without water, the camel was the ideal pack animal for this arduous trip.

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  • Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. William M. Spencer III, the Museum Store, and the Endowed Fund for Asian Art Acquisitions
  • 1994.117
  • 31 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 9 in. (80 x 62.2 x 22.9 cm)
  • Tang dynasty (618-906), About 700