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Flying Horse, East Han Dynasty.Bronze. Gansu Provincial Museum
Tianma, or Tenma, was a winged 'celestial' horse in Chinese folklore, similar to the Pegasus of Classical European tradition.

In the Western Zhou Empire, Tianma referred to the "heavenly horse" constellation.[1] Tianma is also associated with the Han dynasty emperor Wudi, an aficionado of the Central Asian horse.[2] The bronze statue, Gansu Flying Horse, is a well-known example.

See also


  • "The Palace Museum: Peking" Wan-go Weng/Yang Boda
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