Two painted pottery figures of equestrians, China, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-535)

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Lot 966. Two painted pottery figures of equestrians, China, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-535); 8 3/8 in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018

Each modeled wearing armored robes, the horse standing four square on a rectangular base, with traces of white, black and red pigments remaining, wood stands.

ProvenanceYamanka & Co., New York. 
The Blair Collection, Chicago. 
Claire Macready, Inc., Chicago. 
Acquired in 1947.

LiteratureW. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection:  Supplement, New York, 2015, vol V, pp. 201, no 91.

Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018