13" Chinese Tang Tomb Horse Statue
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Our beautifully crafted version of a classic Chinese Tang horse is a reproduction of a ceramic Tang dynasty era reliquary statue recovered from an archeological dig in Xian, China. Horses had huge practical importance and symbolic importance in ancient China, associated with both the imperial house and the aristocracy, second only to the Dragon in significance. Cast from heavy black resin in distinctive, authentic detail, a classically proportioned, powerful stallion, fitted with the simple Tang dynasty era saddle without bridle or bit. The finish is a dark, beautiful burgundy, finished in a lovely, faux antiqued sand patina.
The horse has been revered from ancient times wherever they are found, for their great strength, their remarkable intelligence & spirit, and their extraordinary beauty. Tang dynasty China was an equestrian culture. The ceramic horse statues Tang imperial artists crafted are considered by Asian art historians to be among the most beautiful representations of these noble creatures ever produced. We believe our Tang horse statue is a particularly lovely design, following the ancient traditions of proportion & finish of the times. This statue placed in a living room, study, or office can provide a unique Asian art accent, as well as an element of noble spirit these creatures embody.