Rare Pottery Striding Horse

Rare Pottery Striding Horse. The figure shown striding, the head well modelled with flare nostrils and expressive eyes below the picked ears, the horse with hogged mane and head turn slightly to the right, the separate saddle cloth textured in imitation of fur, the figure covered with a white pigment and traces of red pigment.

A Rare Painted Grey Pottery Figure of Striding Horse with Separate Saddle

Fired in antiquity!!! Original, good and genuine piece!!!
Very good condition.

Our Guarantee: The above item is guarantee to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international lows to cultural patrimony.

Outstanding pottery “mingqi” representing a Rare Painted Grey Pottery Figure of Striding Horse with Separate Saddle
Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of original red pigment.

Provenance: property of a gentleman Mr. W.R. Germany acquired in the 1990s.

Early Tang dynasty. Perfect piece! Original pigment!
Height: 55 cm. Width: 55 cm.

The figure shown striding, the head well modelled with flare nostrils and expressive eyes below the picked ears, the horse with hogged mane and head turn slightly to the right, the separate saddle cloth textured in imitation of fur, the figure covered with a white pigment and traces of red pigment.

This is an exceptional large striding horse, unusual in the complementary fashion the position of the horse head and ears. Every line of the horse emphasizes 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.

– A Certificate of Authenticity from Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.

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

 


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