7 November 2017
PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The horse is naturalistically modelled with the right leg raised, the mouth open and the head turned slightly to the left. The saddle has a tasselled saddle cloth, decorated in shades of red and green with swirling patterns.
20 in. (50.8 cm.) high
Private European Collection, The Netherlands, prior to 17 July 1996.
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