PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FULLY DECORATED HORSE FROM THE NORTHERN QI DYNASTY (550-577AD)
Caparisoned horse with polychrome. The horse stands on firmly slender legs. The head high but looking down with almost close mouth and pricked ears. The saddle is secured by a crupper strap hung with tassels and over the hindquarters with several rows of ornaments bosses, the chest strap a row of conches decorations and a double plaited cord around the neck extents a tassel beneath the chin. The mane has been combed into separate locks. Private collection.
Height: 44 cm / 17½ Inch.
TL-tested by Ralf Kotalla laboratory