Mingqi - Terracotta - Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, Tl test - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Description
Mingqi - Terracotta - Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, Tl test - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Very good condition, see description - 28×33.5×20 cm

Tang Dynasty (618-907), Chang’an, Shaanxi province, China
Long 33,5 cm., high 28cm.

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Our Guarantee: The above item is guarantee to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international lows to cultural patrimony.

- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Tan dynasty (ca. 1250 years old). Sampling in 3 different points - Back horse, Belly horse, Chin horse.

A fabulous and most impressive pottery 'mingqi' representing a painted grey pottery Buff Figure of a Prancing Horse,

Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of black, yellow and red pigment.

This is an exceptional prancing horse, unusual in the complementary fashion the position of the horse head and ears. The horse is standing on a rectangular plinth, and in the same time neighing (extremely rare). Every line of the horse emphasises its dramatic neigh- the neck stretched high and forward. The small, lean-featured head, the thick neck and the belly are typical Tang renderings of an Arabian. Also worthy of note is that the widely separated ears, both twisting backward (only few Tang horses were made like this and could be found in the present market), reveal its spirit.

Provenance:
Provenance: property of a gentleman Mr. W.R. Germany acquired in the 1980s.


Important information.
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It will be professionally packed and safely send in a wooden crate by FedEx.
Buyers will be responsible for import regulation and restrictions of their own country.

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Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No other test as an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.

Lot details
Object
Mingqi
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Terracotta
Period
Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Region/ Country of origin
China
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, Tl test
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
28×33.5×20 cm
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