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Chinese pottery head of a horse, Hei Dynasty

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An image of Figure. Horse’s head. Unknown maker, China. Grey earthenware horse head made from two moulds, then joined and seamed. A slip covers the biscuit, and then the figure was painted red with black and white trim. There are thin lines designating teeth. While there are peg holes for ears, the ears themselves are missing. Height 14.6 cm. Hei Dynasty 386-535. Chinese.

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Figure. Horse’s head. Unknown maker, China. Grey earthenware horse head made from two moulds, then joined and seamed. A slip covers the biscuit, and then the figure was painted red with black and white trim. There are thin lines designating teeth. While there are peg holes for ears, the ears themselves are missing. Height 14.6 cm. Hei Dynasty 386-535. Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: OC.4-1942
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/25.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 913 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 558.98kB
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 25/1
  • Captured: 2008:02:02 23:54:10

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