The tautly elegant form and precise casting of animal imagery date this
ritual horse as a reproduction of the Shang Dynasty. The Shang royal family commissioned such animals for ceremonies
of ancestor worship and later buried them in tombs. Originally cast from a mold assembly of finely carved, fired, and interlocked
pieces of clay, horse exhibits extraordinary artistic imagination and technical achievement by metallurgists. Such
castings are the supreme way to applaud China's bronze age
The finely modeled animal shown standing foursquare on an rectangular base, the head lowered slightly and turned slightly
to the left, the powerfully modeled body covered overall with a light green patina, the delicately fashioned head with open
mouth and intent gaze.
Height 10 inches high by 11" long Weight: 8 pounds
Purchased by seller at a Miami South Beach auction around 1992.
GUARANTEE: We guarantee this bronze horse to be exactly as represented.
If upon receipt, you are not completely satisfied, they may be returned for a full refund, exclusive of shipping and handling charges. Just email us for a Return Merchandise Authorization, and return
it in its original condition and packaging within three days, and insured for its full value. A refund will be cheerfully sent
International bidders welcome, but inquire first. We have customers in
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain,
and the Eastern Caribbean. The list is growing weekly.
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