Tang  Horse with Female Rider






Tang  Horse with Female Rider


Early Tang Dynasty, 7th -8th Century
High 38 cm., wide 33 cm.

Tang  Horse with Female Rider, the walking horse showing striding, his head modelled with flared nostrils and expressive eyes below the picked ears, with combed mane border and powerful neck, the separate saddle cloth textured in imitation of fur, on top of the saddle a elegant female rider with hands hidden in her sleeves wearing a white coat, red trousers and white-painted boots, the face finely detailed with eyes and eyebrows rendered in black line above the lips, her hair drawn up into a topknot.

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