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Image of Equestrienne

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Creation date: 7th century
Creation place: China

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Type: Ceramic Sculpture
Medium and Support: Earthenware
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Paul S. Anderson in memory of Donal Hord
Accession Number: 1966.195
Dimensions: 12 3/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (31.43 cm x 23.5 cm x 9.53 cm)
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Paul S. Anderson, San Diego, California ( - November 19, 1966)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (November 19, 1966 - )

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Riding for sport was very popular in the Tang dynasty for both men and women. The costume of the mounted EQUESTRIENNE from Turfan, an oasis town in Central Asia on the Silk Route, became fashionable for women in the capital cities of Tang China in the 8th century. She is wearing trousers, a short-sleeved bodice and an unveiled hat. Aristocratic Chinese women valued both the style and substance of these comfortable, unconstraining costumes.
Last Updated: 12/6/2013


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of East Asia San Diego Museum of Art , 2/3/2013 - 8/1/2013


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Yu Sung. Selections from the Chinese Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1999
Page Number: 97, Figure Number: 97

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