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Mingqi - Terracotta - A Painted Gray Pottery Figure of an Equestrian Figure, X-ray CT scan test, TL test, H 35 cm. - China - Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)

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Very good condition, see description - 35×30×15 cm

Object: Mingqi (More lots)
Technique: Handpainted
Material: Terracotta
Period: Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)
Region/ Country of origin: China
Attribution: Original
Title of artwork: A Painted Gray Pottery Figure of an Equestrian Figure, X-ray CT scan test, TL test, H 35 cm.
Condition: Very good condition, see description
Dimensions: 35×30×15 cm

Fired in antiquity!!! Antique and Genuine item!!!

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.

Outstanding pottery "mingqi" representing a painted pottery model of a Painted Gray Pottery Figure of an Equestrian Figure.
Grey earthenware coated with black slip and remains of black and red pigment.

Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534),
High 35 cm, Wide 30 cm. Original pigments!

– The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item.

– The result of the CT scan -X-ray test # REF. 191055-S-1, is consistent with the dating of the item.

The caparisoned horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head tiled forward, the rider seated with both hands raised in a position to hold some object, wearing a high headdress with earmuffs and full-sleeved tunic gathered over loose pantaloons, traces of white and burgundy-red pigment.

A similar equestrian figure was excavated from Eastern Wei tomb dated 547 A.D. in Dongchen (Hebei province) and illustrated in Kaoga, 1977, no. 6, p. 394, fig. 4 (3)

The unusual high headdress with ears muffs is said to have been made of silk gauze and is discussed and illustrated by Scholss, Ancient Chinese Ceramics Sculpture, vol. I, p. 155, fig. 74 where he describes it as being made for both the male and female aristocracy.

Provenance:
Dutch private collection P. van der B. Amsterdam.

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It will be professionally packed and safely send in a wooden crate by FedEx.

About us

Becker Antiques is one of the most leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, incompatible service and worldwide expertise. Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Oud-Zoud, in a magnificent five-floor townhouse build 1891, at a few minutes from “Rijksmuseum” (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous “Royal Concertgebouw”.
Becker Antiques main field covers ceramics – pottery funerary figures (dated from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art – concerns objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
For the last 50 years we have been selling antiques to museums, private collectors and dealers all over the world.

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    1ère expérience d'un achat en ligne via le site ... un peu angoissé ... mais pour rien ! Tout conforme aux descriptions et photos... livraison parfaite .
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    Ein wunderbares Objekt. Erstklassig verpackt und binnen weniger Tage geliefert. Danke hierfür.
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  • Prachtige stukken, mooie kwaliteit en persoonlijk afgeleverd. Top !!

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    Magnifique !!! Asianafricanarts est vraiment un vendeur parfait qui propose des objets exceptionnels. Cette grosse dame de la dynastie Tang est un incroyable cadeau de Noël et a déjà trouvé sa place!
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    Has received the goods, thank you very much for the delivery of the courier company door-to-door service is very perfect, thank you again for wishing you a happy life
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    Just an excellent experience! We picked the article up at their gallery in Amsterdam, the personnel was just friendly, in the shop, a lot of beautiful things, highly recommanded !!!
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    Excellent experience! Great deal, perfect shipping and delivery, very quick and professional. Highly recommended.
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    The packaging is very good, mailing quickly, things are perfect!Thanks to the merchant!
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    Estremamente soddisfatto!
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    Quite exceptional follow up, with a delivery abroad directly by the Director of the Antiques shop, to secure shipping. Not to mention of course the exquisite artwork. 1350 years old. Mesmerising..
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    Many thanks. And special greetings from Amsterdam.
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    Great object in excellent state. Vendor was very kind and packed object very carefully. Original TL report was available. To be recommended.
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    Very good seller. The items were packed securely and received in good status. Thank you.
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    user-1e45474 August 4, 2019

  • Item arrived quickly in superb condition, very careful and professional packing.

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  • The whole process of buying the item was simple, there was a good range of things, that I liked. Communication was good. The delivery process was easy and the item was very well packed.
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    Highly recommendable. Everything more than correct, quickly sent, superb packagging to avoid any damage. 10/10. All you can say is Thank You.
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    Item received fully satisfied and wanting to notice the extremely well done packagging showing a big profetionality. VERY RECOMMENDABLE 10/10
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