Stock #: 1013378 Size:
Price: AU$ 4,700.00
Rare pottery figure of a polo player, the horse modelled full stride with no legs touching the ground, the finely detailed horse with a male rider on a saddle, his hands pulling on reins to turn the horse, the whole with remnants of red, black and white pigments.
8th century AD
-this item from Autumn Exhibition 2010, available from 1st May-
References: ref. Beurdeley p85 for a glazed example, 684-779AD; the horsemen are the result of the Chinese contact with the Persian world, with gifts of dancers, musicians, and horsemen being sent from Iran to the Tang court in the early 8th century. Along with this
Condition: restorations to legs and figure
Asian Porcelain & Pottery