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It is very rare to find any of these pottery figures with this original pigment and rider holding Falcon!!!
Outstanding pottery "mingqi" representing a Mounted Hunter with Falcon.
Red earthenware coated with white slip and remains of green, dark green, blue, black and red pigment.
Early Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Earthenware with original pigments!
Height 42 cm.
Excavated from the tomb in Qianxian, Shaanxi province.
- Provenance: Very important and old private German collection, Mr. W. R., Wiesbaden collected before 1995.
The horse shown striding, the head well modelled with flared nostrils, open mouth as if the horse is neighing and expressive eyes below the picked years, with hogged mane and head turned slightly to the left, the saddle cloth with incised border and tiger motif (extremely rare)!!! The rider seated firmly in his saddle holding Falcon with feet stretched forward in the stirrups. His face very detailed, much of the original pigment remaining.
- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Tang dynasty (ca. 1250 years old). Sampling in 3 different points
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Becker Antiques is one of the most leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, incompatible service and worldwide expertise. Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Oud-Zoud, in a magnificent five-floor townhouse build 1891, at a few minutes from “Rijksmuseum” (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous “Royal Concertgebouw”.
Becker Antiques main field covers ceramics – pottery funerary figures (dated from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art – concerns objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
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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 Dynastie (618-907)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- A Mounted Hunter with Falcon, TL test, H- 42 cm.
- Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 42×37×0 cm