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Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Camel and Rider</em>

Artwork Resource Packet: Camel and Rider

This ceramic sculpture of a camel and rider is an example of a type of mingqi (pronounced ming-chee), or tomb figure. During the Tang Dynasty whenever a rich or powerful person died they were buried with clay objects depicting people, animals, and fantastic creatures.

animals, ceramics, Chinese, Silk Road
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ABCs of Art: Animals in Art, Ancient Worlds, Art from Many Places, Asian Art, Clues from the Past

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