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Painting. White horse with saddle and bridle; head and loins coffee coloured, tip of tail dyed crimson. Horse stands on green ground with very finely painted herbage; thigh bears inscription. Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
- Production date
- 1650 (circa)
- Curator's comments
- 'Amber Head'
Mughal India, about 1650
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Equipment produced for precious animals such as horses, elephants and falcons was often so ornate as to be considered jewellery in its own right. This stallion has a bridle of gold and emeralds with ruby and pearl rosettes. His saddlecloth may have been of gold brocade and the girth, of gilded leather.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
1996, 'Furusiyya' (cancelled)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
- Registration number