Han Polychrome Terracotta Horse Sculpture

GBP 1,950.00

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Object Description

A finely sculpted polychrome terracotta statuette depicting a naturalistically rendered horse in a standing pose. It features an elegant, curved outline that reflects its strong physique and anatomical features, linking to the traditional Han practices of portraying horses in terracotta. Its well-spaced and naturalistically presented legs are supported by a rectangular base, aesthetically balancing its figure and body weight. Facial features are picked out in black, pinkish-red pigments, and the nostrils are delicately engraved. A gaping mouth is sculpted with details, from which its teeth are well-depicted. On the top of its hip, a removable tail is attached.

Date: Circa 202 BC- 220 AD
Period: The Han Dynasty

Object History

From the collection of a West Country gentleman, formed in 1970s

Object Condition

Very good condition, some original pigment visible to the surface. Detachable tail.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:45.5 x H:45.6 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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