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LOT 2227

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,520 - 4,700
USD ($) 3,910 - 5,220

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£2,700 (EUR 3,169; USD 3,523) (+bp*)

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Chinese Northern Wei Prancing Horse

Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

A terracotta figurine of a standing horse with a fierce expression, in an elaborate harness, the muscular neck with bells and pendants, rope with tassels around the upper neck, tall headdress in red pigment; long saddle-cloth with flowers and other detailing, saddle blanket and stirrups; standing on a rectangular base, hollow to the underside. 8.1 kg, 50cm (19 1/2"). Finely modelled, repaired.

Provenance
Property of a North West London gallery; formerly in a 1980s collection; accompanied by an original thermoluminescence test certificate issued by Laboratory Kotalla of Germany, report number 39PX020519.