A finely hollow- sculpted polychrome terracotta statuette depicting the upper body of a naturalistically rendered horse . 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. 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. It features small perforations on its back and hip, suggesting this object might have been belonged to a large, complete sculpture and might have had a removable tail.
Date: Circa 202 BC- AD 220
Period: The Han Dynasty