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Polo Player


Creation date: 7th century
Creation place: China

Other Information

Type: Ceramic Sculpture
Medium and Support: Earthenware
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by the Helen M. Towle Bequest
Accession Number: 1938.12
Dimensions: 12 1/4 in. x 14 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (31.12 cm x 37.47 cm x 13.97 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Gump's, San Francisco, California ( - March 2, 1938)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (March 2, 1938 - )

Label Copy

ASIA CROSSROADS, 08/01

Polo was another foreign fashion that took Tang China by storm. Introduced to China in the 6th century from Iran through Central Asia and India, it was played by both men and women. The stick, which would have been held originally in the hand of the mounted POLO PLAYER shown here, was curved, with an end like a crescent moon. The rider’s skillful horsemanship and chance for a good whack are evident as he leans into the shot with his horse in full “flying gallop.”
Last Updated: 8/15/2013

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

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

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Yu Sung. San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 49, Figure Number: 49

Ms. Yu Sung. Selections from the Chinese Collection San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1999
Page Number: 96, Figure Number: 96

Dr. Don Bacigalupi and Ms. Rachel Evans. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 13

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 35, Figure Number: 35


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