Educator Resource Packet: Camel and Rider

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A work made of earthenware with three-color (sancai) lead glazes.
Camel and Rider, Tang dynasty (618–907 A.D.), first half of 8th century
China

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.

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