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Chinese horse brooch

REF BF400260 EAN 3336728206255

 Chinese horse brooch

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Chinese horse brooch

This picturesque and highly natural horse is made of ochre-coloured clay, lightly fired and therefore crumbly. The treatment of the head is very realistic and portrays the horse neighing, with an open mouth revealing its teeth, widened lips and flared nostrils. Stylised arched eyebrows enhance its elegant eyes.

The strongly accentuated curves and counter-curves of the body form a continuous outline, starting from the top of the head down to the base of the neck, then extending towards the croup and swinging up to the breast.

During the Later Han Period, representations of horses usually indicated membership of the ruling class.

Size
3,8 x 3,5 cm
Packaging
Suedette
Epoch
Later Han Period, Ist - 3rd century
Origin
China - Szechuan
Material of the original
Original in terracotta
Museum
Paris - Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
Themes
Animals
Material
Brass
Art movement
Asiatic art
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