April 2012

Golden Age at TEFAF and Drents Museum

by Annelien Bruins April 9, 2012 Art
Sancai pottery horse and rider. Image courtesy of Ben Janssens Oriental Art

Horses are not indigenous to China although they formed a crucial part of the military power of the Tang dynasty, whose emperors ruled the Empire from 618 to 907 AD. At that time riding was a popular pass-time among the Chinese elite who could afford the upkeep of their stables: horses were a status symbol, […]

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