Museum Quality massive pottery Horseman, dating to the Ming Dynasty (1364-1644 AD).
The figure has been TL tested by Ralf Kotallas lab, to ca. 540 years old, which places the figure in the middle Ming period ca. 1480, so mid 15th.- early 16th. century.
The largest type of Tomb pottery horsemen we've ever handled or seen on the market. A massive warriour on horseback in realistic proportions and of a sculptural quality that is rarely seen from this period. The figure in armor equiped with a fine style helmet, boots, a large curved sword and a spectagular Dragon shield. This figure is one out of just 4 of these giant horses in similar style, that we have in stock and they are as detailed and attractive as Tang Dynasty tomb horsemen.
Size:: The full figure measure 49 cm. in height. The horse alone ca. 38 cm. high and the length is 42-43 cm. The weight is 6-7 kilograms.
Condition: Superb for type, some typical degradation and wear to pigment but basically intact with a few very minor flakes.