Catalogue entry no. 562 by Max Loehr:
562 Horse Head
A larger version of the preceding sculpture, No. 561, carved from the same kind of translucent green jade, here showing whitish streaks rather than specks. The color of the red pigment applied at the eyes, nostrils, and mouth is brighter here, and there are fewer calcareous surface deposits. The oval socket at the bottom is filled with oxidized iron and remnants of wood that are not mineralized. Han.