Mounted on a black lacquered platform with wooden wheels. The horse is carved from Keyaki wood, which is covered in lacquered brown leather. The eyes are reverse painted glass. It has ears of leather, with real horse hair tail and mane. The horse is outfitted with iron bits and silk harness. The kura saddle is lacquered in red, with a leather cushion seat and silk straps. Cords are attached to the abumi stirrups and aori mats. The bagu tassel fringes and cords tuck under the tail. The horse stands on all four hooves which inset into the black lacquered platform base. It is detailed with iron hardware, rings, and cords. The wheels have staple repairs.
Exhibited at the prestigious Fall Art and Antique Show, SF 2017.
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 51" x 45" x 32 1/4"