Tang Dynasty Terracotta Statue of a Horse and Rider
Dimensions W: 11.0" | D: 3.0" | H: 13.0"
Age 18th century or earlier
T'ang Dynasty Terracotta horses were considered burial art, wherein they believed that if the horse is buried alongside the deceased, the Horse can accompany him to eternity. This particular piece showing a horse and a rider is called a Minqi. This piece represents the social status of the deceased.