The bronze horse head, dated circa 1750, is from a series of 12 zodiac animal sculptures that once adorned a fountain at Beijing’s Old Summer Palace. Photo: AP The bronze horse head, dated circa 1750, is from a series of 12 zodiac animal sculptures that once adorned a fountain at Beijing’s Old Summer Palace. Photo: AP
The bronze horse head, dated circa 1750, is from a series of 12 zodiac animal sculptures that once adorned a fountain at Beijing’s Old Summer Palace. Photo: AP
Stanley Ho

Bronze horse head, donated by late Stanley Ho, becomes first of zodiac collection returned to Beijing’s Old Summer Palace after theft in 1860s

  • The piece is one of 12 sculptures representing the Chinese zodiac stolen from the palace during the Second Opium War’s Anglo-French invasion
  • While five remain unaccounted for, six others have been secured and currently reside in museums

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The bronze horse head, dated circa 1750, is from a series of 12 zodiac animal sculptures that once adorned a fountain at Beijing’s Old Summer Palace. Photo: AP The bronze horse head, dated circa 1750, is from a series of 12 zodiac animal sculptures that once adorned a fountain at Beijing’s Old Summer Palace. Photo: AP
The bronze horse head, dated circa 1750, is from a series of 12 zodiac animal sculptures that once adorned a fountain at Beijing’s Old Summer Palace. Photo: AP
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