Tomb Figurines of a Pair of Horses, China, Tang Dynasty (8th Century) Donated by Mrs. Kinuko Zenidaka Important Art Object GK 214 Kyoto National Museum . These black and white tomb figurines are meant to portray rare breeds of horses.Few of the many other existing tomb horses can rival the elaborate workmanship on this pair.
❤ - Chinese celadon jade ovoid vase ming or qing dynasty Lappet band at neck, decorated to body with shou symbol, fu bats and pine grove above rocks and waves border; with later French gilt bronze rim and cupped footring. H: 5 3/4 in.
Mercury in Tejaprabha Buddha and the Five Planets, ink and colours on silk From Cave 17, Mogao, near Dunhuang, Gansu province, China Tang dynasty, dated 4th year of Qianning (AD 897) The planet Mercury associated with information, represented in human form as a female scribe with brush and paper and her animal attribute in her headdress.
Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618 - 907)Excavated at Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, 1957 This yellow-glazed pottery horse includes a carefully sculpted saddle, which is decorated with leather straps and ornamental fastenings featuring eight-petalled flowers and apricot leaves.