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Burial figure of a polo player

unknownend of 7th - 1st quarter of 8th century AD

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

Mounted female polo player. This game was played by two teams on horseback. Each team competed to drive a soft ball with a club into the goal of the opposing team, or just one single goal, in order to score the highest points.

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  • Title: Burial figure of a polo player
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: end of 7th - 1st quarter of 8th century AD
  • Location: China
  • Physical Dimensions: w14.8 x h21.9 cm
  • Provenance: Dr. Herman Herzog Levy Bequest Fund
  • Type: Mounted Figure
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: Moulded earthenware with hand-made components and glaze
  • Time period: Tang Dynasty
  • Length: 34.2
  • Accession Number: 992.132.1

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