Casts of Chinese zodiac figures (Tang dynasty)

Made:
1871-1900 (copy); 618-907 CE (original)
maker:
Unknown

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Chinese zodiac figures, pottery figures showing signs of Chinese zodiac. Graduated matt black perspex background.
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Chinese zodiac figures, pottery figures showing signs of Chinese zodiac. Left to right: A39028 (the Horse), A657793
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Chinese zodiac figures, pottery figures showing signs of Chinese zodiac. Left to Right: A39028 (the Horse), A657792
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Pottery copy of a small statue representing the Chinese zodiac sign of Wu, the Horse, original probably Wei or Sui Dynasty, 618-907 CE copy possibly taken in China, late 19th century

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A39028
Materials:
complete, pottery, wood (unidentified)
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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