Vanderven Oriental Art

Saddled Horse


This horse is particulary large in size. The movement of the horse is depicted in it's flowing mane and saddle cloth. The unusual reddish brown pigments were cold painted after firing.


Private Collection, The Netherlands 2022; Mr. V. Choi Collection, Hong Kong 2004.


Cologne 2008
'Die Karawane Zieht Weiter; auf der Sedenstrasse - Grabkeramiek der Tang-Dynastie', Exhibition Catalogue Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne, 2008, p. 12 – 14

Harrist & Bower 1997
Robert E. Harrist (ed.) & Virginia Bower, 'Power and Virtue: The Horse in Chinese Art', China Institute, New York, 1997

Jacobson 2013
Robert Jacobson, 'Celestial Horses & Long Sleeve Dancers: The David W. Dewey Collection of Ancient Chinese Tomb Sculpture', Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, 2013, p. 232

Kentucky 2000
'Imperial China: The Art of the Horse in Chinese History', Exhibition Catalogue The Kentucky Horse Park & International Museum of the Horse, 2000, p.46

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Saddled Horse


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