Pottery black painted horse
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- Western Han Dynasty, 206 BC - 25 AD
- 51.5 cm
- 41 cm
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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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.