Statuette

This is probably a copy of a Han horse. The Han Dynasty in china lasted approximately from 206 BC to 220 AD, in China and one in which many of the styles of the design of artifacts changed little in hundreds of years.

This horse resembles those found the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuang, now famous for the discovery of the Terracotta Army.

One thing that is noticeable about this horse is that he is a pack animal and not a ridden horse. The trappings of crupper, (around the quarters) and breast girth and the flat back protector suggest that he was ready to be loaded with supplies or merchandise. This is another clue as to its authenticity. Copies of these horses were generally made with saddles.

Approximately 6” (15 cm) in height 7” (18 cm) in length

Provenance purchased by Dale Durfee. On loan.

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