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Sancai Glazed Pottery Horse with Western Attendant

Origin China
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials Sancai glazed pottery
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 618 AD-907 AD
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description China, Tang Dynasty, 618 AD-907 AD
Size of horse: 19 ½” high x 18” wide x 5 ¼” deep (49 ½ cm x 46 cm x 13 ½ cm.)
Size of attendant: 16” high x 6” wide x 5” deep (40 ½ cm x 5 ¼ cm x 12 ¾ cm.)
Oxford Thermo Luminescence Analysis Report: C198p60

It is highly desirable to have the attendant with the horse. The Tang Empire saw a flowering of creativity in many fields. Science and technology, art, music, painting, pottery, calligraphy, literature and religion all enjoyed a golden age, a flourishing era unprecedented in Chinese history. Painting and sculpture were of the finest quality as eminent artists produced their work for an ever-increasing elite in the thriving cities.
The Tang Empire justifiably became the largest, richest, most sophisticated state in the world at that time. Greatly and widely admired abroad, The Tang influence spread into Asia, Europe, and Africa. Neighboring countries sought and established ties with the empire and Chang’an became the center of cultural exchange between the East and the West.
Styles / Movements Chinese Export, Asian
Dealer Reference Number OCER 06-11x
Incollect Reference Number 185312
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