Standing Saddled Horse With Clipped Mane, Cropped And Tied Tail, And Roman-Style Bridle Ornaments
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2004.211.A-E
Title
Standing Saddled Horse with Clipped Mane, Cropped and Tied Tail, and Roman-Style Bridle Ornaments
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
probably 2nd century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Sichuan province
Period
Han dynasty, Eastern Han period, 25-220 CE
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1600, Early Chinese Art, Arts of Ancient China from the Bronze Age to the Golden Age
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lead-glazed ware: Molded, brick red earthenware with lead-fluxed, caramel brown glaze, the detachable, unglazed tail and saddle molded in brick red earthenware, the detachable, unglazed ears molded in gray earthenware, the unglazed elements displaying traces of cold-painted pigments. From Sichuan province, probably from the Chengdu region.
Dimensions
H. 121.5 x L. 90.5 x D. 33 cm (47 13/16 x 35 5/8 x 13 in.)
Provenance
[R. H. Ellsworth Ltd., New York, 2004] gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2004.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of R. H. Ellsworth Ltd. in memory of Phyllis and C. Douglas Dillon
Accession Year
2004
Object Number
2004.211.A-E
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2004-2005 (Cambridge, MA, 2005), p. 10

Suzanne G. Valenstein, Cultural Convergence in the Northern Qi Period: A Flamboyant Chinese Ceramic Container, A Research Monograph, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 2007), pp. 49, 129, figs. 81-82

Exhibition History

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 6), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/24/2011 - 11/12/2011

32Q: 1600 Early China II, Harvard Art Museums, 11/01/2014

Subjects and Contexts

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