Black Lacquered Wood Horse, China, Han dynasty, the horse standing with head raised, all over black lacquer with traces of red pigment at the nostrils, mouth, eyes, and ears, horse ht. 28 in.
Note: Radiocarbon test consistent with suggested date. Similar examples found at a Shuangbaoshan tomb excavated in 1993, see article "Delicate and lovely, unique and strange: Art of Sichuan Province, Second Century B.C.E to Third Century C.E.," Orientations 28, no. 8, September 1997, pp. 78–84.
Repairs to areas of body, cracking and losses to lacquer, particularly at legs and feet, rider with heavy wear and age to surface, missing arms.
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