With more than 100 of the finest paintings, sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, this special exhibition offers visitors a rare opportunity to learn about the rich symbolic, social, military, and political significance of the horse—one of the most beloved subjects in Chinese art. Loans from the Palace Museum and the Louvre in juxtaposition highlight the significance of the horse in world cultures.
The Qianlong Emperor in Armour on Horseback
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1758
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk
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