The Silk Road was the most important pre-modern Eurasian trade route. When the Silk Road reached its golden age, the Chinese empire welcomed foreign cultures, making the Tang Dynasty capital one of the most cosmopolitan areas in the world. Serving travelers and merchants of all kinds, the horse was by far one of the largest contributor to the enhancement of the Silk Road. Elaborately hand carved from ornamental jade, this Tang figurine of a horse will provide an interesting focus wherever placed. Each piece is unique and slightly vary due to color variations. Please allow us to select one for you. A matching stand is included.