19 November 1996
A well modelled painted grey pottery figure of a horse,
Shown standing alertly with neck upright and ears pricked back, the head modelled with deep flared nostrils and slight indentations above the sharp brows, the open mouth showing its teeth, the body and separate arched tail covered with a brick-red pigment and the halter painted white
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This horse is of early Western Han type like those unearthed at Yangjiawan, near Xianyang.
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