MING DYNASTY PARADE HORSE

£795.00

Measurements: 28.5 – height, 25.5 - width

 

Description: A lovely statue of a Ming Dynasty horseman, likely a part of the larger group of consisting a parade of musicians and soldiers. The horseman has the drumstick in his hand and a small drum on the side. His head is detachable, as customary for larger Ming attendant statues and there are traces of sancai-glaze on the surface of the horse and the rider. The remaining glaze can be seen on the saddle, the reins of the horse, on the sleeves and the drum of the horseman.  Horse’s mane, hooves and head have traces of black pigment. The statue is set on an integral rectangular base.

 

These attendants are excellent examples of Ming Dynasty tomb pottery of this time. The glazed sculptures were placed in burial chambers in order to flaunt the social status, wealth and power. The more diverse the processional figures were, the more powerful individual they were intended for.

 

Reference: Caroselli, S. L., The Quest for Eternity.

 

Period: Ming Dynasty, 14th – 17th cent. AD

 

Condition: The surface with some minor glaze flaking, small chips and wear as expected that does not detract; otherwise intact and in very good condition overall. Minor glaze losses and earthly deposits on the surface. The head of the statue is detachable and works as an insert.

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