Equestrian Weight - Linda Haysman

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Artist Statement

Linda Haysman

I wanted to create something which was attractive but also functional; an object d'Art. I find the smooth simple lines of this Chinese jade horse wonderful. It's breathtakingly beautiful and skillfully made, yet there's invention in its depiction; it's eyes and mouth and muzzle are stylised and it could almost be the figure head from a Viking long ship. I wanted to design a piece which would bring it right up to a present-day use so I've laid it on a bed of rich colour and kept it's flow lines simple and arranged it in a roundel pattern as a paper weight.

Equestrian Weight - Linda Haysman

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Inspiration details:

Horse head

China

206 BC - 220 AD

Unknown

Nephrite jade, carved

V&A collection reference number(s):
A.16-1935 Nephrite jade, Han Dynasty

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