Jul 6, 2005
Jul 6, 2005
Jul 6, 2005

Polo Player

Polo Player

late 600s-early 700s

Painted earthenware

Overall: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.181



An exercise for military troops, polo was also fashionable among men and women of Tang China, and this polo player is actually a woman dressed in a man's riding habit. It is in keeping with the exuberance of the Tang dynasty that such sporting figures of daily life should be among objects for the afterlife.

See also
Chinese Art
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