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Playing polo
 

          

 The Tang Dynasty

Height:199cm Width:154cm

Unearthed in 1971 from Prince Zhanghuai's Tomb in QianXian County,Shaanxi Province

  This scene was painted on the west wall of the tomb passage.Five players with mallets are

galloping along the mountain valley to play polo.Trees and mountains are background.A

very popular sport of Tang Empire,;polo was brought to China from ancient Persia.This

painting is the earliest evidence of polo that has been found at the present time.