Mingqi - Terracotta - Black caparisoned parade horse, with TL test - China - Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)

Description
Mingqi - Terracotta - Black caparisoned parade horse, with TL test - China - Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)
Very good condition, see description - 34.5×0×31 cm

Outstanding earthenware"mingqi" featuring a standing, caparisoned parade horse.
Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)
Size : 34,5cm H x31cm L
Black pottery covered with black color and well preserved, red and white pigments.
Wonderful condition, no visible damage.
Provenance: Property of a Belgian collection, formed in the late 80's.

FULLY AUTHENTICATED BY RALF KOTALLA LABORATORY, GERMANY, ACCOMPANIED BY A DETAILED TL TEST REPORT IN 3 POINTS (see last picture)

This horse is typical from the Northern Wei style:
Standing four square on stand with slender legs, small head leaning forward, with front mane tied and lifted up as a finial. Also typical, the powerfully arched neck, broad chest, covered mane, undocked tail.
Nicely modeled harnesses embellished with conch shells and bells. The saddle is very much detailed; a twisted red blanket comes atop a white stiff board designed to enhance the importance of the animal.

Horse coming from the central Asian region of Ferghana, which was highly favored by the Chinese imperial court and upper classes for their spirit and vitality.

Important information:
The horse will be safely sent by FEDEX in a secure wooden crate.
It can also be picked up or delivered if the distance is not too far, at the same price indicated for your country.
The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this object(s). The seller will take care that any necessary permits will be arranged. The seller will inform the buyer about this if this takes more than a few days.
This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as, an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.

Lot details
Object
Mingqi
Material
Terracotta
Period
Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)
Region/ Country of origin
China
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Black caparisoned parade horse, with TL test
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
34.5×0×31 cm
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