A PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED HORSE
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED HORSE

NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY (AD 386-534)

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A PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED HORSE
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY (AD 386-534)
The horse is finely modeled with a graceful, arched neck and a small, tapered head crisply detailed with flared nostrils, open mouth, and pricked ears. The chest is spanned by a tassel-hung strap, and the rump is protected by leather strapwork armor hung with foliate tassels. The back is draped with a red cloth with fringed ends set atop a flared mud guard combed with markings in imitation of fur. There are extensive traces of red pigment.
8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection.

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