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Pair of Earthenware Caparisoned Horses

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2885B
Lot:
35
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Earthenware Caparisoned Horses, China, possibly Tang dynasty, each in a rising pose from a seated position with its forelegs stretching forward and its hind legs folded, painted details (now faded), traces of repaint, mounted on a rectangular wood panel, ht. 7, wd. 12 1/4, dp. 7 in.

Provenance: Parke-Benet Galleries, New York, Sale 2088, Lot 173, February 22, 1962, the payment receipt available.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

flaking to painted layers, traces of retouches to forelegs, tail, and part of saddle, and part of head.


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Keywords

China, Archaeological theory, Benet, Data collection, Evidence law, Museology, Provenance, Seeds, Tang dynasty

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