Current Location:
Bike Factory -> 2nd Floor (BIK)
Location Notes:
BIK; 2nd Floor; In Conference Room 255

Polo Game in Tang Dynasty

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.308.1
Artist:
Dong Yanzi
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Ink on Paper
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14 in Width: 38.5 in
Description:
Polo match between men and women.
Historical Context:
In ancient China, polo originated 2,000 years ago in the East Han Dynasty (207BC-AD25) when the traditional name for the game was “jiju” and peaked in the Tang Dynasty, who ruled China from 618-907 AD. Polo became the game of choice for the Chinese elite and was viewed as a form of entertainment rather than a competitive sport. Tang emperors used polo even as a tool of diplomacy.

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