19 janvier 2017

Terracotta Dancing Horses, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Terracotta Dancing Horses, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Height: 57 cm. TL-tested by Oxford Authentication Ltd. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. We regularly have terracotta objects tested with a thermo-luminescence test to ensure correct dating of the piece. A small amount of clay is taken from the object which is then heated. Clay contains minute traces of radioactive elements, which when firing are boosted to a higher energy level at which they remain trapped. A small sample of ancient... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2017

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height: 50 cm. Length: 58 cm. TL-tested by Oxford, U.K. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Of pale buff earthenware, shown with right foreleg raised, this naturalistically modelled horse has its head turned to the the left. The saddle is covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard and tassels decorate the steed’s chest and rump. It is possible that this horse may have been represent one of the foreign dancing horses that... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2014

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906). Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 50 cm. Length: 58 cm. TL-tested by Oxford, U.K Of pale buff earthenware, shown with right foreleg raised, this naturalistically modelled horse has its head turned to the the left. The saddle is covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard and tassels decorate the steed’s chest and rump. It is possible that this horse may have been represent one of the foreign dancing horses that performed for Emperor Xuanzong (r.... [Lire la suite]
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