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Man on horse: OC.9-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Grey earthenware mould made horse and rider, on a flat rectangular base. The figure and horse are covered in a white slip with traces of blue, blue green, red and black paint. The horseman, who is not Chinese (possibly Persian or Central Asian), wears a multi coloured, cold weather hat. He carriers an unidentifiable object (lacquer box or stupa?) in his left hand, and holds his right hand upwards towards his chest, is if pulling on missing reins. He wears chaps, presumably made of leather, and a form fitting jacket belted at the waist.


History note: Purchased from Bluett, September 1925

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 - 600

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip coating
Mould made

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.9-1946
Primary reference Number: 138410
Oscar Raphael: 109
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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