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Flying Horse of Gansu

The Flying Horse of Gansu, Bronze Running Horse (铜奔马), Galloping Horse
Treading on a Flying Swallow (马踏飞燕)
Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220 AD)
Bronze/ 34.5╳45.6 cm
Excavated in 1969 from the Leitai Tomb belonging to General Zhang of Zhang Ye, Wuwei County, Gansu Province
Gansu Provincial museum, Lanzhou, China

This is a realistic, three-dimensional, bronze sculpture of a galloping and neighing horse that has its right hoof treading on a flying bird. It was found together with 38 other bronze horse statues with chariots, of which some where inscribed with the name of General Zhang of Zhang Ye.