An image of Ceramic horse

Unknown Artist

Ceramic horse

Location
Not on display
Further information

This horse is painted red with a vermilion harness (pair with EC3.1962 white with a red 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 (b).

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Han dynasty 206 BCE–220 CE
Year
206 BCE-220 CE
Media
Ceramic
Medium
grey earthenware, unglazed
Dimensions
28.6 x 39.3 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962
Accession number
EC4.1962