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Lady on horse: OC.8-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Grey earthenware mould made lady and horse, on a flat rectangular base. The figure was originally coated with white slip and decorated with bright blue, blue green, red and black paint. The figure has delicate features and side locks (chignons) with a slender body and clinging garments. The rider sits upright with hands hidden beneath her long, flowing sleeves, which make holding the reins impossible.


History note: Provenance: Bought from Bluett September 1925 No 5 and 6 a pair.

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 21 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.


5th Century-6th Century#
Circa 400 - 599

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip coating
Mould made

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.8-1946
Primary reference Number: 138409
Oscar Raphael: 108
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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