Ancient Chinese pottery horse, 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.

Photo taken by Editor at Large at the Treasures of Ancient China exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

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