Boulder with the eight horses of King Mu


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 222

King Mu (r. 1001–947 B.C.) was an intrepid adventurer and is said to have traveled to the famous paradise of the immortals on Mount Kunlun as well as to other worldly and not–so–worldly sites. After his adventures, he released his eight favorite horses into a beautiful valley to finish their lives under the care of his charioteer.

#7560. Boulder with the Eight Horses of King Mu

Boulder with the eight horses of King Mu, Jade (nephrite), China

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