Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period (Wǔdài Shíguó 五代十国)

Charles C. KOLB

Two Horsemen, a silk scroll painted for the Khitan nobility by an anonymous artist. The Khitan were a Mongolian people who continued some of the Tang dynasty’s artistic traditions. Pictured here is a Khitan nobleman mounted on a horse, and his herald who rides ahead. The Khitan and other groups controlled much of northern China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, as the central Chinese kingdoms turned increasingly inward….

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