Currey & Company Tang Dynasty Medium Persimmon Horse
Currey & Company Tang Dynasty Medium Persimmon Horse
Currey & Company Tang Dynasty Medium Persimmon Horse, front side of the horse
Currey & Company Tang Dynasty Medium Persimmon Horse, close up of the legs
Currey & Company Tang Dynasty Medium Persimmon Horse, close up of the head
Description:

The Tang Dynasty Medium Persimmon Horse is a golden yellow terracotta horse sculpture with athletic lines. Historically, a sculpture like this would be found in tombs, as it was specially designed to be buried with the deceased to accompany them to “the other side.” The greater the number of horses found, the wealthier the person. The ceramic sculpture is positioned on a clay-colored base, as a museum piece would be.