MISCELLANEOUS » TANG DYNASTY TERRACOTTA STATUE OF A STANDING HORSE & RIDER


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A terracotta statue of a standing horse and female rider made during the middle of the Tang Dynasty. 618-906AD. The horse stands foursquare on a rectangular base with its head pointing forwards and slightly to the left. The female rider sits astride the animal with both hands covered by long robes. She sports a "wild bird" hairstyle, a common style of the period. Oxford TL tested, sample No C115c33. three samples were taken; one from the riders back, one from under the horses head and one from the horses right buttock. All from the period.


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