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Pair of Red Sculpture Han Dynasty Gray Pottery Horse Heads '206BC-220AD'

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Pair of Chinese Han dynasty horse heads Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) earthenware gray pottery Each approximate measures: 6 inches high. 6.5 inches wide. 2.5 inches depth No TL tests Excellent condition with wear commensurate of age. Representations of horses, like these finely carved head, were placed in the tombs of important people. Horse head figurines made for funerary purposes have been excavated from tombs dated to the Warring States period (475-220 B.C.E) and throughout the Han period. Horses were highly prized in China after being introduced from the West. Chinese legend tells of a breed of horse called tianma that could run 300 miles a day and sweat blood at the end of the journey. Strong red paint visible in the folds and textured areas of the figurines indicate that it was once painted red, like other horse figurines produced at the time, to illustrate this story.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in (15.24 cm)Width: 6 in (15.24 cm)Depth: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Han (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    100
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1726216956592

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