Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907)
The horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head lowered, the well-modeled body with carefully incised details of its mane falling to one side and it's tail bound supports a male rider astride a saddle, dressed in a green robe, the hands raised as if to tug on the reins.
Equestrian figures of this form were most likely part of a hunting group.
Figures of this type were popular during the Tang Dynasty and were an essential part of all tomb retinues.
Horses were a symbol of power and authority limited to only the wealthy by an edict.