This sturdy-looking figure of a horse is covered in iridescent green glaze. It has an incised blanket over a solid cylindrical body and moulded bridle details. The horse's open mouth suggests the horse is neighing.This grey pottery figure would have been a funerary item that belonged to a group of 'mingqi' or burial ware found in the tombs of the ruling elite to provide for their afterlife. The custom of making ‘mingqi’ or burial wares was an ancient practice. Elaborate groups of burial wares were also a display of wealth and social status.