An Equestrian Figure, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD) - For Sale
An Equestrian Figure, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD)
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Unglazed earthenware, original bright paint in red yellow and black, female rider on moving horse supported on a rectangular plinth, head facing forwards.
Tang horses are among the most famous works of Chinese art. Figures like this one were used as tomb figures for prominent members of Tang society. Statues of horses, camels, ladies, warriors were included in the tomb so they could serve the deceased in the after life.
H: 46 cm (18 inch) W: 37,5 cm (14 ¾ inch).
Thermoluminescence test by Lab. Ralf Kotalla n 09k210607 dated 02/07/2007.
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