This figure appears to be stylistically similar to a carving of two recumbent horses shown side-by-side, their heads turned to look at each other, in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 42 - Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, p. 109, no. 89. As with the present figure, the opaque white inclusions in the jade are highlighted with russet coloring. See, also, the white jade figure of a recumbent horse with head turned backwards and tail flicked to the side illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji, vol. 6, Hebei, 1991, p. 184, no. 267. Another white jade recumbent horse of larger size (8 1/3 in. long) in the Heber R. Bishop Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, is illustrated by R. Gump, Jade: Stone of Heaven, New York, 1962, p. 21.