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