Tang Dynasty Caparisoned Horse

GBP 4,850.00

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Object Description

A Tang Dynasty hollow-moulded terracotta horse shown with its neck stretched upwards, as it stands erect on an integral rectangular base. The animal is portrayed in the caparisoned style, richly decorated with ornate piriform adornments to the collar and crupper strap. A moulded saddle rests on a folded cloth on the horse’s back, painted in orange, yellow and brown respectively, with the blanket further enriched by circular motifs rendered in dark pigmentation. The majority of the black, red and white slip remains on the horse’s body, emphasising the naturalistically moulded features: the strong physique, the alert pupils, and the delicately engraved muzzle. The bristling mane is cropped and neatly groomed, with the tail dressed with a ribbon.

This piece is accompanied by a positive Kotalla Laboratory thermoluminescence report and been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art: AIAD certificate number no.10837-178532.

N.B. These items will require additional postage charges after checkout due to weight and size.

Date: Circa 618-906 AD

Object History

From a West Country, UK, collection; formerly with a Bath, UK, gallery, 1990s.

Object Condition

Excellent condition, with good retention of the original pigmentation; some earthy encrustations and signs of ageing on the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:57.9 x H:52.5 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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