The differences in the riders’ garments may signify their social status. One man sports a suit of armor and a triangular hat. His horse is equipped with ornaments as well as a saddle with stirrups. The other rider looks like a servant. His hair is worn in a topknot and his torso is bare. He’s posed as if he is waving a bell to guide his master. This horse is outfitted with relatively simple ornamentation.
Name: Horse and rider-shaped vessels
Period: Silla, sixth century
Location: National Museum of Korea
Status: National Treasure No. 91
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