THEY COME IN A GLASS TOP PRESENTATION BOX. ONE HORSE HAS A BREAK AT THE KNEE-SEE PICTURES.
SEE BELOW FOR HISTORICAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CHINESE HERITAGE AND STORY BEHIND THIS WONDERFUL SET OF 8 HORSES. SEE PICTURES FOR FURTHER DETAILS.The Chinese story of the eight horses is bout King (Wang) Mu, who dreamed of being an immortal God. He was determined to visit the heavenly paradise and taste the peaches of immortality. A brave charioteer named Zaofu used his chariot to carry the king to his destination.
During these travels the emperor's chariot was pulled by eight horses named after the color of their hair. Another account, the forth century book, the Shiyiji (Researches into Lost Records) has it that the horses' names reflected their unusual talents; Number 1 gallops without touching the ground; Number 2 runs faster than birds; Number 3 goes especially fast at night; Number 4 goes as fast as the shadow of the sun; Number 5 is especially well-groomed with a splendid mane; Number 6 runs so fast that one can see a row of ten images of him; Number 7 rides on a cloud; Number 8 has wings. The The Eight Horses of Wang Mu became a popular subject among later poets and artists and a symbol for the vehicle or journeys of any emperor. ALL OF OUR ITEMS Are described to the best of our ability.
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Please study all of the pictures carefully, as they are an integral part of the item's description. The item "ANTIQUE SET 8 CHINESE HAND CARVED HORSES OF MU WANG, ORIG BOX" is in sale since Monday, June 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "mf1456" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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