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Chinese Painted Pottery Caparisoned Horse, Northern Wei Dynasty '386-534'

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A magnificent and rare painted pottery model of a caparisoned horse, Northern Wei Dynasty (386 to 534), 5th-6th century, China. The noble beast is portrayed standing foursquare upon a rectangular plinth, looking downwards, its long, thick neck gracefully arched. The horse is elegantly dressed in an elaborate bridle with a high plume upon its head. A braided and tasseled lead tied gracefully around its neck. The horse's broad chest is decorated with a series of large paisley shaped ornaments. Each ornament further decorated with a floral boss in high relief. A saddle with a dramatic, outward swooping blanket painted ochre red graces the horse's back. Red ochre has been used to depict the elaborately styled mane as well. TL tested by Ralf Kotala Laboratory, Germany.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 500 AD
  • Condition Details
    In very good condition for age. With repairs and restorations as expected. TL tested.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 16 in. x W 13 in. x D 7.75 in.H 40.64 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 19.69 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894717781802
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Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang d...

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