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From the mausoleum of Tang Taizong at Zhaoling in Xi’an China. Dated to the Tang Dynasty around 649 CE. Tthe relief shown here depicts “Autumn Dew,” also known as “Whirlwind Victory.” Historical records say he was ridden in battle by the emperor during a great siege, when, after being stuck with an arrow, the emperor was forced to dismount and switch horses with his general, Qiu Xinggong. The general is shown here pulling the arrow out of Autumn Dew’s chest while the horse stoically bears the pain.
Penn Musuem Object Number: C395