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d'ART ID#: 111714
Length: 23.00 cm
Height: 17.00 cm
Depth: 6.00 cm
Framed: no
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Yuan Zhou

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Bronze Sculpture, 'Horse and Swallow'
Yuan Zhou

Sculpture - $164.00

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"The galloping horse with right hind foot on a swallow" is a famous cultural relic from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 ~ 220). It is now the symbol of China tourism.

The neighing horse is galloping with its tail raised. Three of its hooves are in the air and its hind right hoof treads on a flying swallow which looks back in horror. Chinese ancient artisans combined realism and romanticism, and ingeniously integrated the galloping horse and flying swallow using rich imagination, original concepts and skillful craftsmanship. The romantic image of the swallow sets off the power and strength of the horse, instilling a rich, imaginative experience in viewers. Judging from the sculpture's accurate balance, the gravity center must have been rigorously calculated. Mechanical analyses indicate that Bronze Galloping Horse finds a center of gravity in the swallow, which gives the statue its stability. Some experts also say this horse statue was used as a model for finding the perfect steed.

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