Han Dynasty - Funerary Pottery Horse Head

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 446087

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A Han Dynasty terra cotta horse head with a very animated expression. The pottery horse which symbolises speed and perseverance are buried along with the dead royalty and generals as funeary objects. It is a status symbol to be buried with pottery horses and horse head. The horse head is painted with white slip paint with red paint showing as the harness on the horse head.

The horse head has abrasion, wear and tear due to the long period of burial. Otherwise it is in good condition.

The measurement of the horse head is: Height 19.7cm, Length 17.2cm and Width 6.4cm