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Women playing polo

Figurines from the Tang Dynasty of China, probably intended for a tomb. I love the fact that the women are clearly not playing a sedate, ladylike game: this is polo, fast and wild, and I can just hear their high-pitched yells. I would love to know how this was part of the construction of femininity during the Tang, when polo-playing by women was a popular sport (though I don’t see how it could have been played by “the people”, given the expense of even a single horse).

Source: Wikimedia.

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