© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: AK0220-391
A TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A HORSE AND RIDER, NORTHERN WEI
China, 386-534. The figure with well-preserved original cold painting showing a characteristic depiction of a warrior wearing armor all around on a caparisoned horse on a flat rectangular base. This piece is similar to others found in excavations around Cixian in Hebei Province.

Condition: Excellent condition considering the age of this piece with wear, chipping and losses.
Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired from Galerie Zacke before 2005. A copy of the original expertise by Galerie Zacke dated April 2004 is accompanying this lot.

Weight: 1,188 g.
Dimensions: Height 26.8 cm.

The Northern Wei was a foreign dynasty founded by the Tuoba (Tabgach) clan of the Xianbei, an ancient nomadic people. Their rather small horses, like the present figure, were fast and highstamina nomadic animals.

Post Auction:  Sold

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