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Important Large Ancient Japanese Tall Elite Horse, Kofun Period 593-710 AD

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Important ancient Japanese tall Elite Haniwa model horse, Kofun period (593-710 AD) This large model horse sculpture was crafted in ancient times using a low fired reddish clay and then boldly modeled with saddle, stirrups, bridle, and ornamental trappings of the period. Dimensions: 36.5 inches tall and 35 inches length Provenance: old San Francisco western collection originally collected prior to 1970 A Thermoluminescence TL report confirms its age. (see photo) About Japan's Ancient Kofun period: Important large-scale sculptures such as this one were placed in tombs of the elite and wealthy as significant status symbols emblematic of ruling classes. Kofun burial mounds , distinctive earthen structures, were burial mounds built for the people of the ruling class during the 3rd to 7th centuries in Japan. Kofun mounds contained large stone burial chambers. Unglazed pottery figures called Haniwa were often buried under the circumference of the kofun. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: Our horse is guaranteed to be crafted during the Kofun period (1368-1644). A thermoluminescence TL report sampling accurately confirms age of these sculptures from 1350+- years ago. See photo. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.  

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 36.5 in. x W 35 in. x D 11 in.H 92.71 cm x W 88.9 cm x D 27.94 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU128929066883
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