A Horse Pendant, 7th – 9th century

3016 1

Item ref: 3016

  • North-West China, Tang Period
  • Bronze and gold
  • 8.2 cm / 3.2 in


Michel Pasiello, Paropamiso, Venice 2010
J.W.M. de Jong & I.V.H. de Roode Collection, Amsterdam

In Chinese culture, Mandarin ducks are believed to be extremely faithful to their partner and thus symbols of devotion, affection and fidelity.