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Figure of a Warrior on Horseback

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2006.0403.2
Collection:Applied Art - Asian
Date:618 - 907


This figure is most likely to be Guan Yu (160-219), a general during The Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history. Guan Yu was a famous hero under the warlord Liu Bei. He played an important part in the civil war, helping Liu Bei become the first emperor of the Kingdom of Shu. Guan Yu is regarded as the epitome of loyalty and righteousness.

Franklin Bequest, 2006.

Further Information

Production Period:Tang Dynasty
Place of Origin:China


Height:280 mm
Width:145 mm
Depth:80 mm