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Chinese Six Dynasties Pottery Model of an Armored Horse, 3rd-4th Century

$6,500

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An extremely rare Chinese painted pottery model of an armored horse, Six Dynasties period (220-581 AD), TL tested by Oxford Authentication. The stocky war horse portrayed standing four square, fully bridled, and with a armored blanket and saddle. Pieces from this period are extremely rare. The six dynasties, along with the northern and southern dynasties. were a particularly violent period in Chinese history, with many different kingdoms vying for control of China after the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 AD, until the reunification of China by the Sui in 581. The tomb pottery form this period is primarily militaristic in nature, indicating that nobles controlled their own private armies. Provenance: Private Texas collection, purchased in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    220-581 AD
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. With repairs and restorations as expected. Some pigment remaining.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU89478416283

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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 dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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