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Han Dynasty Polychromed Pottery Horse

US$7,500

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This pottery figurine is sculpted to show the strong, bold line and muscularity of the horse. Once part of an assembled set, this horse bears the characteristics associated with the famed Heavenly Horse of Fergana. Its long muscular neck, arched mane, stylistically curved snout, flared nostrils and gaping mouth depict a horse of regal origin. The figurine is painted in white pigment with designs representing saddle and bridle painted on. Blue and red swirled sashes and ribbons are drawn onto the body, complimenting the animal's own natural beauty and grace. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this item. Han Dynasty (206BC - 220AD) Measures: Height 9 inches Width 12 inches Depth 3.5 Condition: Excellent for age. No Damage or repairs detected. AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Paintings, Bronzes, Asian treasures, Art Glass and Antiques. Our inventory represents time-tested investment quality items with everlasting decorative beauty. We look forward to your business and appreciate any reasonable offers. All of our curated items are vetted and guaranteed authentic and as described. Avantiques only deals in original antiques and never reproductions. We stand behind our treasures with a full money back return policy if the items are not as described. Valued for its speed, strength and beauty, the horse has been one of the most admired animals in China. The horse has enabled man to swiftly transport massive armies into distant and neighboring territories in order to secure vast wealth and land. According to lore, there existed a horse so powerful and beautiful that it was believed to be bequeathed from heaven. In early China, owning a horse required wealth and status, eventually becoming as a sign of one's social standing. Equestrian activities only encourage the indulgence of the wealthy few who owned horses. Naturally in Chinese art, the horse became a favorite subject of artists who try to create visual representations of the animal that capture both its vitality and presence. During the Han Dynasty, the horse was rendered in miniature sculptural form to be interred with the dead. It was believed that the animal could assume its powers and assist the deceased in the dangerous journey to the other world. This custom answered to the needs of a particular belief system regarding life after death and the spiritual world. Please also consider Avantique’s antique and ancient Asian Art Collection of Han Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing, and Republic period items to complete your home and office decorations with class. Avantiques has Asian pottery, terra cotta, bronze, and paintings to complement your collection. We strive to collect the highest quality Asian antiquities in exceptional condition.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 3.4 in. (8.64 cm)
  • Style
    Han (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    100
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1774223045252

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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