Asia Society Home Asia Society Home
< previous  2 of 3  next >
enlarge image map of region
Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Periods
Han Dynasty Bronzes
Early Chinese Ceramics
Sculpture from Tombs
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Tang and Liao Dynasty Metalwork
Ceramics of the Song and Jin Periods
Porcelains of the Yuan and Early Ming Periods
Imperial Chinese Ceramics of the 15th Century
Ceramics of the Late Ming Period
Qing Dynasty Porcelain
Landscape Painting in China
Jade and Lacquer in China
China; Late Ming (1368-1644) to Qing (1644-1911) period, 17th-18th century
Wood with brushed brown lacquer
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm); L. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art
This wooden sculpture of a horse was made using one of two basic techniques to produce lacquer objects: the shape of the horse was carved in wood and the lacquer applied to the substructure for color and protection. The liveliness of the horse, its quivering nostrils, and its twitching tails are comparable to those of jade sculptures of horses dating to the Yuan and Qing periods. A comparable date is generally given to this horse, but it could have been produced as late as the 18th century. Both the function and the meaning of this sculpture are unclear.
Home |  South Asia |  Himalaya |  Southeast Asia |  China & Mongolia |  Korea |  Japan
Treasures |  Guided Tour |  Timeline |  Search
About the Asia Society | The Rockefellers and the Asia Society | Site Map
Credits | ©Copyright 2007 Asia Society