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late 7th-early 8th Century
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.
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