Earthenware figure of a horseOn display
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Earthenware figure of a horse
Date1st half of the 8th century AD
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
earthenware, cast, with traces of orange pigment
Dimensions39 x 50 x 18 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 32 on p. 36, illus. p. 36 fig. 32