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A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE AND RIDER NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
the horse standing four-square on the rectangular base, its slender legs exposed beneath the broad red-trimmed cloth covering its body, head, and neck, an armored rider sitting upright and alert astride its back with arms extended 
Height 10 3/8  in., 26.4 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Ezekiel (1913-1987) and Lillian (1923-2012) Schloss.

Exhibited

Into the Afterlilfe: Han and Six Dynasties Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1990, cat. no. 35.
Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, 1996-1997, fig. 29, cat. no. 104.

Literature

Oriental Art (Winter 1993/94), vol. XXXIX, no. 4, p. 32, fig. 8.

Catalogue Note

The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford sample no. 666P72.

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