Horse and rider

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Origin
China
Period
Northern Qi Dynasty, 550 - 577 AD
Material
Earthenware
Height
28 cm

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Description

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The cavalryman is wearing a cuirass with shoulder plates and a helmet that covers the forehead. The helmet sweeps down to his shoulders and is topped with a conical element. The horse is protected by a plated armour covering his body, his legs are unprotected. The horse is standing four square on a rectangular base painted in red, orange, black and white pigments.

Horses like this were found in Ci County in the Hebei province.

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