This figure is a particularly good example of a known type of straw-glazed horse enhanced with 'cold'-painted pigments. For comparable examples, see Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. I, Tokyo, 1976, no. 189, and E. Schloss, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture from Han through T'ang, Stamford, 1977, p. 33, fig. 4. See, also, the related pair of painted straw-glazed horses with riders carrying drums, from the Alan and Simone Hartman Collection, sold in these rooms, 20 March 2001, lot 103.