Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah

Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah


Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decoration

Overall: 8 x 35.6 cm (3 1/8 x 14 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1959.249



This splendid bowl features four figures surrounded by animals, birds, and angular script (possibly extending baraka, blessing). The central horse with a cheetah on his back suggests an imperial hunt.

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