Ming Dynasty Parade Horse A lovely statue of a Ming Dynasty horseman, likely a part of the larger group. The horseman is holdi.. Product #: AH-265 Regular price: $795.00 $795.00 In Stock
Ming Dynasty Parade HorseMing Dynasty Parade HorseMing Dynasty Parade Horse

Ming Dynasty Parade Horse

Product Code: AH-265
Width: 25.5CM
Height: 28.5CM

£795.00

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A lovely statue of a Ming Dynasty horseman, likely a part of the larger group. The horseman is holding a tea pot with both his hands. His head is detachable, as customary for larger Ming attendant statues and there are traces of sancai-glaze on the surface of the horse and the rider. The remaining glaze can be seen on the saddle, the reins of the horse, on the clothes and on the teapot held by the horseman. Horse’s mane, hooves and head have traces of black pigment. The statue is set on an integral rectangular base.

These attendants are excellent examples...

A lovely statue of a Ming Dynasty horseman, likely a part of the larger group. The horseman is holding a tea pot with both his hands. His head is detachable, as customary for larger Ming attendant statues and there are traces of sancai-glaze on the surface of the horse and the rider. The remaining glaze can be seen on the saddle, the reins of the horse, on the clothes and on the teapot held by the horseman. Horse’s mane, hooves and head have traces of black pigment. The statue is set on an integral rectangular base.

These attendants are excellent examples of Ming Dynasty tomb pottery of this time. The glazed sculptures were placed in burial chambers in order to flaunt the social status, wealth and power. The more diverse the processional figures were, the more powerful individual they were intended for.

Condition: The surface with some minor glaze flaking, small chips and wear as expected that does not detract; otherwise intact and in very good condition overall. Minor glaze losses and earthly deposits on the surface. The head of the statue is detachable and works as an insert.

Period: Ming Dynasty, 14th – 17th cent. A.D.

Reference: Caroselli, S. L., The Quest for Eternity.

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