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Figure of a horse with saddle

  • loan

Glossary (3)

earthenware, glaze, luted

  • earthenware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    Standing on a rectangular plinth, the horse has a massive neck and an elegant head, slightly turned to the left, the features well rendered, with long curled fringes, angular, cropped mane, and tied-up tail. The body is naturalistically modelled, the harness straps adorned with square florets and hung with tassels and probably a bell in front, the saddle placed over an oval blanket and draped with a cloth which is tied together on either side. The horse is glazed in sancai (‘three colours’), with a deep amber-brown predominating, with white blaze, mane, tail and harness, green tassels and amber-yellow bell, while the saddle and saddle blankets were left unglazed and show traces of pigment. The earthenware body is of light beige colour.

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