Saturday, November 27, 2010

World's Slowest Riding-Steer

(riding ox)

張僧繇《十八宿神形圖卷 》 ﹝局部﹞,南梁
The Chinese Tortoise is believed to be the worlds slowest riding-steer (ox). It's slow and steady gait has earned it a reputation for being very dependable transportation.

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How to Write "Cow" or "Ox" in Chinese

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Oxherd Riding on Ox and Playing Flute
Guo Xu, artist
[Chinese, 1456-1526]
Ink on paper