A ceramic ewer in the form of a warrior on horseback as used in the Silla Kingdom, Korea. This fabulous piece looks very nice and is in a great condition.
Perhaps the most impressive pottery objects are the figurine ewers (tou) in the form of armoured horse riders, they were meant to pour rice wine or water during religious ceremonies and were placed in tombs to accompany the deceased into the next life. Two of the finest examples of such figures were discovered in the Golden Bell Tomb at Gyeongju in 1924 CE. He wears an aristocratic peaked hat and his horse has a decorated saddle and bridle. On those figures, the spout is on the chest of the horse and the funnel for filling the vessel is behind the rider.
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- Silla warrior on horseback
- Second half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Very good condition, see description
- 24×10×29 cm