Horse

China

Western Jin dynasty (265-420), About 300

This sculpture depicts a native Chinese horse, which has noticeably distinct features from the foreign horses introduced to China via the Silk Road. Sculptures such as this demonstrate the variety of horses the Chinese had, both domestic and imported.

  • Titles Horse (Descriptive)
  • Artist China
  • Medium earthenware
  • Dimensions Overall: 12 1/2 x 14 in. (31.8 x 35.6 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett G. Bretz, 1979.321
  • Work Type tomb figure
  • Classification Sculpture