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Horse’s head: OC.4-1942

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Horse’s head


Unknown (Maker)


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.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by E. Maurice B. Ingram

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1942) by Ingram, Edward Maurice Berkeley


Hei Dynasty 386-535
0386 CE - 535 0535 CE

Materials used in production

Pottery Paint Slip

Techniques used in production

Painting Unglazed Slip coating

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.4-1942
Primary reference Number: 138403
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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