A pair Chinese Equestrian Musicians, Northern Wei Period, ca. 386-534 CE


$12,000 USD

both astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with left arm raised and fingers clenched as if holding a banner, wearing fitting black caps and long jackets, both holding a drum to the side, the horses with hogged mane, with long blankets and saddles, good remaining white, red and black polychrome.

Condition: Age appropriate wear including flaking to the pigment; each equestrian figure with breaks to the legs of the horse, professionally rejoined, with good remaining polychrome.

Dimensions: Height:  7.5 ins (19 cm) Width:  9 ins (22.8cm)

Provenance: Private Washington D.C. collection, since 1970s, then by descent.

Category: Animals, Over $10000, Terracotta

Type: Asian

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