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Pair of Han Dynasty Horse Heads (206BC - 220AD) Attributed

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  • Description
    Pair of Chinese Han dynasty horse heads Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) earthenware gray pottery Each approx.: 6.25 inches high. 6.5 inches wide. 2.5 inches depth Accompanied by museum quality black base and clear plexiglass display stands. Not pictured. No TL tests but guaranteed period Han dynasty. Excellent condition with wear commensurate of age. Representations of horses, like these finely carved head, were placed in the tombs of important people. Horse head figurines made for funerary purposes have been excavated from tombs dated to the Warring States period (475-220 B.C.E) and throughout the Han period. Horses were highly prized in China after being introduced from the West. Chinese legend tells of a breed of horse called tianma that could run 300 miles a day and sweat blood at the end of the journey. Traces of unfired red paint visible in the folds and textured areas of the figurine indicate that it was once painted red, like other horse figurines produced at the time, to illustrate this story. AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Paintings, Bronzes, Asian treasures, Art Glass and Antiques. Our inventory represents time-tested investment quality items with everlasting decorative beauty. We look forward to your business and appreciate any reasonable offers. All of our curated items are vetted and guaranteed authentic and as described. Avantiques only deals in original antiques and never reproductions. We stand behind our treasures with a full money back return if the items are not as described. Please also consider Avantique’s antique and ancient Asian Art Collection of Han Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing, and Republic period items to complete your home and office decorations with class. Avantiques has Asian pottery, terra cotta, bronze, and paintings to complement your collection. We strive to collect the highest quality Asian antiquities in exceptional condition.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Pottery, Cast
    Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: 206BC - 220AD
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 629801
  • Dimensions
    W. 6.5 in; H. 6.5 in; D. 2.5 in;
    W. 16.51 cm; H. 16.51 cm; D. 6.35 cm;
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