CAVALIERE EN TERRE CUITE POLYCHROME
CAVALIERE EN TERRE CUITE POLYCHROME

CHINE, DYNASTIE TANG, CIRCA VIIEME SIECLE

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CAVALIERE EN TERRE CUITE POLYCHROME
CHINE, DYNASTIE TANG, CIRCA VIIEME SIECLE
The horse stands four-square on a rectangular base with its head bowed, and is modelled with protruding eyes, flaring nostrils and pricked ears. The rider is seated on a saddle over a leopard-skin blanket. She is wearing robes and a long-sleeved mantle. Her face shows narrow eyes below arched eyebrows and her hair is coiffed in a chignon.
20 5/8 in. (52.5 cm.) high
Provenance
A private Belgian collection, acquired from Zen Gallery, Brussels, 1992.
Another private Belgian collection, acquired from Zen Gallery, Brussels, 2002.
Post lot text
A PAINTED POTTERY EQUESTRIAN FIGURE
CHINA, TANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 7TH CENTURY

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Lot Essay

Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 666e2, and the Brussels Art Laboratory thermoluminescence test no. 119/1090 are consistent with the dating of this lot.

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