Lot 197. An archaic bronze horse, Han dynasty (206 -220 AD). Length 9 ¼ in., 23.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 18,900 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
standing foursquare, the neck held high with the head directed forward with an alert expression including bulging eyes, flaring nostrils, pricked ears, and the lips pulled back, the bound tail lifted energetically, the body hollow-cast, the pale green patina with malachite and azurite inclusions.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021