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Primary Source #1

Two statues of women playing polo: (Tang Dynasty)

A large number of found clay figures show that women from Central Asia and China were accomplished riders of horses. Sculptures of women astride horses such as these are playing polo, a game which was imported into China from the Middle East. Women elsewhere, such as in the nomadic tribes, were practically born on horses, this being their primary method of travel.

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