Ancient Chinese Terracotta Horse with rider

Ancient Chinese Terracotta Horse with rider
Dinastía Ming, 1368-1644.

Horse with rider; Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644.
Polychrome and glazed terracotta.
The rider's head is removable.
Dimensions: 32 x 26 cm; 14 x 9.5 cm.

Sculpture in round lump made of polychrome terracotta and glazed. The piece depicts a rider on a horse both treated with a volumetric modelling of a hieratic character and very synthetic lines. The human figure from which the head is separated, is dressed in court clothes that show his social class, thus interpreting the piece as typical of a grave goods of the Ming dynasty.

Purchased by the current owner in 2017 from a private Spanish collection previous 1980.

Provenance: The Supplier warrants that he obtained this lot legally. Provenance statement seen by Catawiki. Important information: The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot. 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.

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For this auction, due to the alarm state caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the shipments might take longer.

Lot details
Ancient Chinese
Horse with rider
Century/ Timeframe
Dinastía Ming, 1368-1644.
Good Condition, See Photo
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