21 - 22 March 2013
A CHESTNUT AND STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The horse has a hogged mane and is shown standing on a rectangular base with head turned slightly to the left and ears laid flat. The body is covered with a yellowish straw glaze heavily streaked in chestnut, while the unglazed cloth-covered saddle and saddle blanket show traces of black and reddish pigment.
19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) high, wood stand
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1980.
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