Afghan steeds at the Qing court

Happy New Year of the Horse! Given my interest for Afghanistan I thought it fitting to celebrate the new Chinese year of the horse with these portraits of Afghan steeds, painted for the Qing emperor by the milanese Jesuit missionary artist Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shinin in pinyin) in the 18th century. Horse Yuekulai (lit. Moon-bone Steed) File:Horse Read more about Afghan steeds at the Qing court[…]