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Horse figure
MT-DW-174
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This figure of a horse made in fired clay is a very realistic sculpture. All details are made with great precision. The horse is standing, his long neck is bent down, and there is a saddle on its trunk. The so-called three colors glaze (“sancai”) is an excellent decoration.

History of the Object
China’s funerary objects of the Tang Dynasty mirror the dynasty’s economic prosperity and military might, as well as peace and political stability. Legendary animal figures supposedly to protect tomb inhabitants were no longer used and in their place came tri-color glazed pottery figurines of horses, camels and other real animals, which represent the peak of ancient Chinese pottery sculptural art. Production of such figurines calls for temperature ranging from 800 to 1,100 degrees C. to ensure that the colors of the glaze are bright but not transparent. Yellow, green and brown are the main colors, hence the “tri-color glazed pottery”. The figure of the horse from Torun’s collection was supposedly put in a tomb, but there is no evidence of where.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Ceramic: Fired clay, glaze (so-called “sancai”) 
Measurements
38, 1 x 12, 9 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
7th Century - 10th Century; Tang Dynasty; 618 – 907 
Function
Decorative/Funeral 
Acquisition
This object derives from a large collection of the famous Polish collector, Tadeusz Wierzejski (1892 – 1974) who handed down this ceramic to the Museum in 1968. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
District Museum, Torun 
Museum
District Museum, Torun 
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