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Chinese Painted Pottery Equestrian Figure

Northern Wei dynasty, AD 386-535


The figure dressed in armor, and the horse wearing padded armor as well. Finely modeled in the full round. Retaining red polychrome and slip decoration.  Of rare and fine form.
Height: 10 ¾ inches (27.3 cm.)
Similar/ related figures were included in the noted exhibition: The Quest for Eternity, Los Angeles County Museum and PR China, 1987, No. 46; Victoria & Albert Museum, from the Eumorfopoulos Collection (Illustrated and described: Hobson, London, 1925-28, Vol. I, No. 118); and Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
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