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Tang Dynasty Horse & Rider

Chinese Tang Dynasty painted pottery figure of a bearded foreigner, riding finely molded horse, finely detailed head, pricked ears, turned downward and facing to the right, standing four-square on plinth, figure has sharply defined facial features, wearing a beard, possibly a Sogdian groom from Central Asia. The results of the Oxford Authentication Ltd. Thermoluminescence test No. C104u48 C205c5 is consistent with the dating of this piece.

Age: Tang Dynasty (618-906)
Size: 17 1/2" high
Item No: 124