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Jun 16, 2015 - Jun 17, 2015
Tang Dynasty (618-906 A.D.), tomb figure, depicted standing and saddled, with a ground mane slot and hole to backside for horsehair mane and tail, on an integral rectangular base, raised overall on a wooden base, 24.5'' H x 20'' W x 7'' D, est: $35,000/45,000 Exhibited: The Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA, ''Heavenly Horses: 2000 Years of Chinese & Japanese Equine Art'', 2014. Literature: E.D. Fosmire, ''Heavenly Horses: 2000 Years of Chinese & Japanese Equine Art'', Joan Irvine Smith Asian Art Collection, 2014, page 29, Cat. 15, illustrated. Provenance: Selections from the Joan Irvine Smith Asian Art Collection
With base: 25.5'' H. Overall good condition. With breaks and restorations to all four of horse's legs at hip, as well as neck and body. Loss of glaze on horse's back left foot and two right hooves. Saddle unglazed. Minor chipping and cracking of glaze throughout. Lacking horsehair mane and tail.
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