Figure of a Charioteer
- Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)
- 4th–3rd century B.C.
- H. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)
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- Gift of Enid A. Haupt, in honor of Philippe de Montebello, 1993
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This figure is among the earliest Chinese representations of nomadic peoples on the northern frontier. Its identity is indicated by the short sword and belted jacket, a costume designed for an equestrian culture. The figure may have belonged to a larger assemblage. Judging from his posture and the position of his arms, it could have been a foot on the corner of a vessel or a lamp stand.