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Chinese Early Tang Horse and Court Lady Rider

Antiquities - China and Far East


LOT 897

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,500
EUR (€) 1,130 - 1,700
USD ($) 1,400 - 2,100
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,150

CHINESE EARLY TANG HORSE AND COURT LADY RIDER

Circa 618-906 AD Tang Dynasty. A horse set four-square upon an integral rectangular base supporting a saddled female rider; the horse having a prominent curving neck with hogged mane; tall pointy ears; swept-back forelock; clearly delineated eye, flaring nostrils and open mouth baring teeth; decorative harness with similar applied trappings to chest and rump; rider wears a long flowing orange tunic and black boots; both arms crooked at the elbow; hands concealed within long sleeves of gown so as not to expose her hands to the emperor; rounded face with features clearly delineated in black and red pigment; the hair styled in an elaborate coiffure. Terracotta, 2.3 kg, 38 cm. high.

Condition
Good very fine condition.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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