Large Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Painted Pottery Saddled Horse with Oxford TL Test
This impressive pottery horse was made during the latter part of the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534). It is made from a buff-coloured pottery and is quite "heavily-potted". Its surface has been cold-painted in a creamy-white pigment, good traces of which still remain. The horse stands upright and alert. On its back is a large integral saddle.
Height 37 cm (14.5 inches). This horse is available for inspection, here at our gallery in Brighton.
This horse has been in our personal collection for over 20 years, not previously offered for sale. In 2018, as with many of our rarer and finer items, we had it tested by Oxford Authentications, the ONLY testers of ancient pottery accepted by ALL major dealers, auction houses and museums worldwide, and the Thermoluminescence Analysis Report that will accompany this horse is shown with our pictures above; this confirms the date of manufacture as "between 900 and 1500 years ago".
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