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An important Han Dynasty Terracotta Figure of a Stable Master

Stock Number: x7213
An important terracotta sculpture of a Stable Master. Beautiful naturalistic form, kneeling with hands clasped resting on his knees. Clearly displaying applied pigment decoration.
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Sales price $29000.00

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Description

An important terracotta sculpture of a Stable Master. Beautiful naturalistic form, kneeling with hands clasped resting on his knees. Clearly displaying applied pigment decoration. These figures are said to represent keepers of war-horses, exotic birds and livestock. 
This piece is accompanied by a thermoluminescence from the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, stating its age to be approximately 2040 & 1880 years BP.

Origin:

Han Dynasty, 220 B.C. to 206 A.D. China

Dimensions:

Height: 72 cm / Width: 33 cm / Depth: 37 cm

Condition:

Areas of restoration on the base, and hands, in otherwise good condition.

Reference: 

"Imperial China. The Art of the horse in Chinese History", Plate 105.

"Minerva" - The International review of Ancient Art & Archaeology. November/December 1994, Volume 5, Number 6, Page 6.