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BADA 2019

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About the object

A Fine Chinese Terracotta Model of a Prancing Horse, Tang Dynasty

China

618 to 907 AD

Oxford Thermoluminescence report available C116C19

The elegant horse finely modelled shown striding forward with right foreleg raised and head held high, with flared nostrils and mouth open, the docked main sweeping down the neck to the bright ochre fur saddlecloth, the saddle concealed beneath secured by bridle and crupper straps hung with leaf-shaped pendants. 

Provenance:
Sotheby’s New York, 1st April 2005, lot 265. 
Formerly in a private American collection 

Literature:
Compare a Tang prancing horse from the Shanxi History Museum, illustrated in World of the the Heavenly Khan, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2002, p.129 left. 

Dimensions

70 cm

Condition report

Minor restoration