Han Terracotta Horse Sculpture

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A finely hollow- sculpted polychrome terracotta statuette depicting the upper body of a naturalistically rendered horse . 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. 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. It features small perforations on its back and hip, suggesting this object might have been belonged to a large, complete sculpture and might have had a removable tail.

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

Object Condition

Very fine condition, with original pigments still visible on the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:8.4 x H:26.1 x D:32.1 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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