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Silver Pot with Design of A Horse Dancing and Holding A Cup in Its Mouth
 

          

The Tang Dynasty

Height:14.3cm

Unearthed in 1970 from Hejiacun,Xi'an

  This pot was made following the example of the leather

canteen of the nomadic tribes.On the either side of it there

is a horse design.The patterns confirm the historical

account that Emperor Taizong trained fine horses which

could dance accompanied by music.This artifact is a

national treasure.