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8th Century Tang Dynasty Chinese Terracotta Horse and Rider with Original Paint

US$3,500

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A 7th or 8th century Tang dynasty horse and rider terracotta sculpture. This horse and rider statuette was made in terracotta and painted during the Chinese Tang dynasty, during the 7th or 8th century. This piece showcases the typical Tang horse face, in an elegant yet stylized manner, while its rider displays a lovely face and typical Tang clothes. This exquisite and rare item must have been used as a mingqi, a terracotta item used to provide the deceased with necessities and comforts in the afterlife according to the Chinese tradition, which probably allowed it to retain a great part of its original paint. This amazing statuette would be an impressive decorative item in houses, placed on a tabletop or chest of drawers.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)
  • Style
    Tang (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    7th or 8th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Yonkers, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: YN3150 / FEA Web1stDibs: 1305228639327

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    Ships From: Yonkers, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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