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.

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.

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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