A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 112. A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 

The rider is shown wearing a tight-fitting cowl and a high-waisted dress and seated astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, its head lowered and the mane swept to one side, all under a thin pale green glaze. 

ProvenanceDesmond Gure, 10 January 1968, lot 12. 
Arthur M. Sackler Collections. 
Else Sackler, and thence by descent within the family.  

ExhibitedLondon, Oriental Ceramic Society, The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, 1955, no. 54.
Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M Sackler Collections, 9 July-31 October 1987.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York