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A Straw-Glazed and Painted Pottery Figure of a Camel and a Straw-Glazed Caparisoned Horse
A Straw-Glazed and Painted Pottery Figure of a Camel and a Straw-Glazed Caparisoned Horse

SUI DYNASTY

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A Straw-Glazed and Painted Pottery Figure of a Camel and a Straw-Glazed Caparisoned Horse
Sui Dynasty
Each modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the horse with arched neck and head looking slightly downward, the trappings with molded palmettes on the haunches and tassel-hung chest strap, the saddle and stirrups atop a long draping saddle cloth; the bactrian camel with two humps and head held high, each with traces of red and black pigment
13in. (33cm.) long (2)
Literature
Ezekiel Schloss, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture from Han through Tang, 1977, vol. I, p. 33, fig. 4 (horse).
Exhibited
Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Seeking Immortality: Early Chinese Ceramics from the Schloss Collection, 20 September 1998 - 3 January 1999, no. 117 (horse).
Santa Ana, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, 6 October 1996 - 16 March 1997, nos. 136 and 124.
Hempstead, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Appeasing the Spirits, 14 February - 7 May 1993, nos. 22 and 52.
Binghamton, College Art Gallery, State University of New York, Appeasing the Spirits, 9 October - 14 November 1993, nos. 22 and 52.
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