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Earthenware
Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907)
China

The horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head lowered, the well-modeled body with carefully incised details of its mane falling to one side and it's tail bound supports a male rider astride a saddle, dressed in a green robe, the hands raised as if to tug on the reins. 

Equestrian figures of this form were most likely part of a hunting group.

Figures of this type were popular during the Tang Dynasty and were an essential part of all tomb retinues.

Horses were a symbol of power and authority limited to only the wealthy by an edict.

Dimensions

39cm x 33cm
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