Pottery black painted horse

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Origin
China
Period
Western Han Dynasty, 206 BC - 25 AD
Material
Earthenware
Height
51.5 cm
Width
41 cm
Literature

Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 1.
Spirit of Han - Ceramics for the After-Life, published by the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society, page 89 and 92.

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Description

This horse, covered overall with black pigment, is shown standing foursquare with his head facing forward. The head is modeled with flat cheeks, prominent brows and a slightly open mouth. His ears are alertly pricked, and his tail is separated socketed.

This horse is of the early Western Han type unearthed at Yanjiawan, near Xianyang, Shaanxi province.

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