This Horse and other figures liked it were often placed in Chinese tombs to ensure a comfortable afterlife.
During the Tang Dynasty purebred horses were in great demand. They often were symbols of status and power.
This horse is two and a half feet tall and exquisitely ornamented. It is
made of hollow clay sections. Three primary glazes were used: amber,
brown and green. This combination was known as sancai, or "three-color."