East Asian Art
Figure of OxMade in China, Asia
Tang Dynasty (618-907), 9th century
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Earthenware with traces of painted decoration
1923-21-72bGift of Charles H. Ludington from the George Crofts Collection, 1923
LabelThe Chinese have long associated specific animals with each year in a twelve-year cycle. This figure is part of a full set of twelve animals—arranged in the traditional Chinese order of right to left—including the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, chicken, dog, and pig.
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