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"Imperial China: The Art of the Horse in Chinese History"
2000-05-01 until 2000-08-31
International Museum of The Horse
USA United States of America
Imperial China will be the first exhibition ever to explore the role of the horse in more
than 3,000 years of Chinese history and culture. Far more than just an equestrian history,
many national treasures will not only illuminate the horse s significance in art, warfare,
leisure activities and sport, but also show how this interaction affected the overall culture.
Beginning with the Western Zhou Dynasty (1027-771 BC), and covering all subsequent
dynasties through the Qing (1644-1911), the exhibition will contain spectacular artifacts,
many never before seen outside of China. All of the art and artifacts have been selected from
the collections of museums throughout Shaanxi Province, capital of China for more than a
millennium, and home of the terra cotta army of China's first emperor.