Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Female Rider with Oxford TL Test
This attractive model of a horse & female rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a relatively highly-fired orange-brown pottery that has been cold-painted in various coloured pigments, very good traces of which still remain. Note the long sleeves and hairstyle of the lady rider. The horse stands alert with its head turned a little to its left with an almost quizzical look !
Height 35.5 cm (14 inches). Condition is exceptional with no obvious sign of any repair or restoration; it is available to view at our gallery.
As with many of our finer items, we had this model tested by Oxford Authentications, the only testers of ancient pottery accepted by all major dealers, auction rooms and museums worldwide, with a result of a date of manufacture of "between 900 and 1,500 years ago". Since that time this model has been in our own private collection. We show the Thermoluminescence Analysis Report that will accompany this model.
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