China, Perfect condition
With massive iron stand, very secure! The iron stand is a better, nicer and securer then the plastic stand!
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Outstanding pottery "mingqi" representing a Superb Pottery Female Polo Player Astride A Galloping Pony.
Gray earthenware coated with white slip and remains of yellow, pink, dark red, black, green and red pigment.
Early Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Excellent condition, much of the original pigment remaining.
Height 45 cm. Wide 34 cm., (H; 29 cm rider only)
Excavated from the tomb in Qianxian, Shaanxi province.
- Provenance: Very important and old private German collection, Mr. W. R., Wiesbaden collected before 1995.
Rare Female Polo Player, the spirited horse naturalistically and dramatically modelled as in full gallop with all four legs extended and hoofs of the ground. The rider seated firmly in her saddle with feet stretched forward in the stirrups. Her body twisted at the waist to the right and dressed in long blue tight-fitting costume. With her right arm raised to strike, her softly modelled face detailed in yellow, lilac and red pigment on a white slip beneath the black hair drawn up into a double topknot, much of the original pigment remaining.
This figure is closely related to the well-known group of four female polo players in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, referred to in the Handbook of the Collections, Kansas City, 1959, p. 208; cf. also M. Medley, Tang Pottery and Porcelain, pl. 41, pl. 51; compare further the polo player exhibited at the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1953-6, Catalogue. pl. 2432, p. 223.
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- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Tang dynasty (ca. 1320 years old). Sampling in 3 different points. Extra test Pre-dose test has been done: Pre-dose test confirms old firing without any kind of artificial x-ray treatments!
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Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as, an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.
- Tang Dynasty (618-907)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- Wonderful Pottery Female Polo Player Astride A Galloping Horse, with TL test, H- 45 cm.
- Zeer goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 45×34×20 cm