A finely sculpted polychrome terracotta statuette depicting a naturalistically rendered horse in a standing pose. It features an elegant, curved outline that reflects its strong physique and anatomical features, linking to the traditional Han practices of portraying horses in terracotta. Its well-spaced and naturalistically presented legs are supported by a rectangular base, aesthetically balancing its figure and body weight. Facial features are picked out in black, pinkish-red pigments, and the nostrils are delicately engraved. A gaping mouth is sculpted with details, from which its teeth are well-depicted. On the top of its hip, a removable tail is attached.
Date: Circa 202 BC- 220 AD
Period: The Han Dynasty