Stylistically this horse is similar to one unearthed in Cixian, Hebei province in 1979 from the tomb of an Eastern Wei princess of the Ruru nationality. See Wenwu, 1984:4, pl. 5, fig. 2, with a line drawing of the horse on p. 6. A similarly caparisoned Eastern Wei horse was included in Early Dynastic China: Works of Art from Shang to Song, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 26 March - 26 April 1996, no. 5.
The result of Oxford Authentification test no. C200j17 is consistent with the dating of this lot.