Gung Hay Fat Choy – Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Year of the Horse

Chine brush stroke picture of Horse, painted by my father – photo Todd Wong

I am descended from horses. My mother’s maiden name is Mar. My maternal grandfather was Sunny Mar, who paid the Chinese Head Tax, prior to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_%28surname%29

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Ma (simplified Chinese: 马; traditional Chinese: 馬; pinyin: Mǎ) is one of the mosSee more
Here is a bronze replica of the famous “Horse Galloping on Flying Swallow” – that I brought back from my 1993 trip to China. http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/30Arts385.html

This is one of my favorite pieces of art.  I first saw it in 1976 on a poster in my High School English 11 teacher’s classroom.  When I found bronze replicas at the Shaanxi Province Museum in Xi’an, China – I had to bring one home.

“Among China’s various craft masterpieces, Bronze Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow 马踏飞燕 is unique with its splendid designs and is a classical work of Chinese ancient aesthetics.

“Bronze Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow was unearthed in 1969 in the Leitai Tomb of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) in Wuwei County, Gansu Province. The bronze statue is a famous representative sculpture of the Han Dynasty. Wuwei County leapt to fame with the discovery of this national treasure.”

 

 

 

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