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Image   •   Aug 29, 2012 17:41 BST

A famous bronze sculpture from Eastern Han Dynasty, about 200 AD. “Bronze pacing horse poised on a swallow with wings outstretched”. The sculpture does not prove that the DMRT3 mutation was present in China 2 000 years ago, but the researchers believe it is possible based on its widespread distribution and because the Vikings apparently used such horses when they colonized Iceland 1 000 years ago.
License Creative Commons Attribution, no derivatives (?)
Photographer / Source Photo: Erik Cornelius, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm
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Image dimensions 1682 x 1585 pixels