Equestrian polo player figurine

equestrian polo player figurine
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Description:

Hollow-moulded, soft, buff earthenware figure of an equestrienne dressed for playing polo, on horseback. All four legs of the horse are outstretched as if galloping; the head looks straight ahead and the ears are pricked. The rider sits on a saddle with a saddlecloth and wears a long robe, striped trousers and a tall hat. The left hand is held just above the saddle as if holding onto reins and the right hand is held beside the body as if holding a mallet. The facial features of the rider are finely moulded and painted. The unglazed body bears traces of unfired red, green and yellow pigments. The rider has been broken and repaired at the right arm and waist.


Source: 1972. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham. London: Oxford University Press, p. 5
Relational references:
Legeza, I.L. 1972. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham. London: Oxford University Press 1983. Chinese Art at Durham. Arts of Asia, 1983, vol. 13, no. 6, p. 111 & 113
Object details
Type of object: statuette
Type category: Sculpture in the round
Material: Pottery
Width: 0
Height: 0
Depth: 0
Origin
Style/Period: statuette
Date range: 800 - 850 CE
Discovery site: statuette
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Role: -
Culture: Chinese
Record data
Artworld id: 00155
Current accession number: 1969.35
Former accession number: MacDonald cat.
Credit line: -
Recorded by: LW
Record date: Mon, 2nd Sep 2002
Copyright: Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved