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LOT 0289

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,360 - 3,540
USD ($) 2,430 - 3,640

Opening Bid
£1,800 (EUR 2,123; USD 2,186) (+bp*)

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CHINESE TANG HORSE WITH MUSICIAN
TANG DYNASTY, 618-907 A.D.

A ceramic equestrian figure modelled standing with mounted rider playing a drum, the horse with semi-naturalistic anatomical detailing, cropped mane, dressed tail, saddle and decorative saddle cloth; extensive remains of painted pigmentation; standing on an integral rectangular base. 15 1/8 in. (2.7 kg, 38.5 cm high).

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1990s.
West Country, UK, collection.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11359-192667.

LITERATURE:
Cf. The British Museum, museum number 1938,0524.114, for similar horses modelled in different poses.

CONDITION