Exceptional Buff Prancing Horse

Exceptional Buff Prancing Horse. This is an exceptional prancing horse, unusual in the complementary fashion the position of the horse head and ears. The horse is standing on a rectangular plinth, and in the same time neighing (extremely rare). Every line of the horse emphasises its dramatic neigh- the neck stretched high and forward. The small, lean-featured head, the thick neck and the belly are typical Tang renderings of an Arabian. Also worthy of note is that the widely separated ears, both twisting backward (only few Tang horses were made like this and could be found in the present market), reveal its spirit.

The exceptional buff prancing horse well modelled standing on a rectangular plinth, with powerful arched neck, gaping mouth, with a knotted saddle cloth and tasselled harness, extensive remains of pigment.

Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Long 44 cm., high 36 cm.

Note: A Certificate of Authenticity from Becker Antiques (antique dealers since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.

– The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item.


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