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Tang Dynasty sancai figurine of a Ferghana war horse
Ferghana horses (traditional Chinese: 大宛馬 / 宛馬) were one of China’s earliest major imports, originating in an area in Central Asia.
According to tradition, these horses sweat blood, giving rise to the name: “sweats blood horse” (in Chinese: 汗血馬; pinyin: hànxǐemǎ). Modern authorities believe that blood-sucking parasites caused sweat to get mixed with blood when the horses were worked.

Tang Dynasty sancai figurine of a Ferghana war horse

Ferghana horses (traditional Chinese: 大宛馬 / 宛馬) were one of China’s earliest major imports, originating in an area in Central Asia.

According to tradition, these horses sweat blood, giving rise to the name: “sweats blood horse” (in Chinese: 汗血馬; pinyin: hànxǐemǎ). Modern authorities believe that blood-sucking parasites caused sweat to get mixed with blood when the horses were worked.

 
Sancai camel with Persian merchant
Palace Museum, Beijing.
Tang Dynasty, 618–907 A.D.

Sancai camel with Persian merchant

Palace Museum, Beijing.

Tang Dynasty, 618–907 A.D.