Equine art

DEFINITION

An image or a sculpture of a horse, with or without a rider. A sculpture of a horse with a rider can more specifically be called an equestrian statue.(pr. EH-kwi:n)Examples of equine art: Greece, Geometric type, probably made in Sparta about 700 BCE, said to be from Phigaleia (Bassae) in Arcadia, Greece, Figurine of a Horse, bronze, height 4 inches, British Museum, London.Egypt, Prancing Horse, c. 1391-1353 BCE, late Dynasty 18, probably reign of Amenhotep IV, New Kingdom, stained ivory, garnet inlay, length 6 inches (15 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Egyptian art.Attributed to Han Gan (Chinese, active 742-756), Night-Shining White, T'ang dynasty, 8th century CE, ink on paper, 12 1/8 x 13 3/8 inches (30.8 x 34 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. This is one of the most revered horse paintings in Chinese art. This short scroll displays a formidable provenance in the form of chops of its former owners. See Chinese art.

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