Ming Dynasty Terracotta Tomb Attendant Horse & Rider W/Treasure Box (Certified)

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Seller: mandarinsales (476) 100%, Location: Lilburn, Georgia, Ships to: US, Item: 253841232096 Ming Dynasty Terracotta Tomb Attendant Horse & Rider W/Treasure Box *Rare* with Thermoluminecence Report Description: Ming Dynasty Terracotta Tomb Attendant Horse & Rider W/Treasure Box *Rare* W/Thermoluminecence Report - This is a stunning and important Ming Dynasty terracotta tomb attendant, depicting a horse rider holding a treasure box. The pleasant faced attendant is dressed in a tunic with long sleeves, his hands in front of mid-section while seated erect in the horse's saddle and clutching a large treasure box. The horse is standing four square and well decorated with bridle and ornaments of the period. The whole is beautifully glazed in stunning yellow and green colors, including highlights in original red and black cold painted pigments, a superior feature not often found on these works of art and representative of an important tomb which deserved highest quality pottery votive representations. The head is detachable, as often seen on the largest figures from this period. Important large-scale sculptures such as this one were placed in tombs of the elite and wealthy as significant accompaniment in the afterlife. Condition: Superb, completely original and intact with finely preserved glazes and pigments. The set will come with a Thermoluminecence Report from Laboratory Kotalla, dating the pieces to be approx. 580 years old. Provenance: Old European collection originally acquired in Hong Kong 1990s and legally imported into the USA. This set was featured as part of an auction of the Nguyen Phuc Ung Ai Royal Vietnamese auction in 2017. *Please note that I have kept a perfect 100 Ebay customer satisfaction score for over fourteen years, and I stand behind everything I sell. Condition: Museum condition. Beautiful restoration work was done, which is mentioned on the thermoluminecence report as modern., Provenance: Provenance: Old European collection, Material: Pottery

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