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Mingqi - Terracotta - Superb Pottery Female Polo Player Astride A Galloping Pony, with TL test, H-40 cm. - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)

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Very good condition, see description - 40×33.5×0 cm

Object: Mingqi (More lots)
Technique: Handpainted
Material: Terracotta
Period: Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Region/ Country of origin: China
Attribution: Original
Title of artwork: Superb Pottery Female Polo Player Astride A Galloping Pony, with TL test, H-40 cm.
Condition: Very good condition, see description
Dimensions: 40×33.5×0 cm

Very nice old aged patina. Please refer to the photos.

With a massive iron stand, very secure! The iron stand is a better, nicer and more secure alternative to the plastic stand! Please see photos # 39; 40 and 41.


Our Guarantee: The item above is guaranteed to be from the time period and in the condition as described. It has been exported legally and it is legal to buy and sell it under all international laws pertaining to cultural patrimony.

Fired in antiquity. Antique and Genuine item.

Outstanding pottery "mingqi" representing a Superb Pottery Female Polo Player Astride A Galloping Pony.

Red earthenware coated with white slip and remains of yellow, pink, dark red, black and red pigment.

Early Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Excellent condition, much of the original pigment remaining.
Height: 40 cm Wide 33.5 cm., (H; 32.5 cm rider only)
Excavated from the tomb in Qianxian, Shaanxi province.

- Provenance: Very important and old private German collection, Mr. W. R. Wiesbaden, collected before 1995.

Rare Female Polo Player, the spirited horse naturalistically and dramatically modelled as in full gallop with all four legs extended and hoofs of the ground. The rider seated firmly in her saddle with feet stretched forward in the stirrups. Her body twisted at the waist to the left and dressed in long yellow tight-fitting costume. With her right arm raised to strike, her softly modelled face detailed in yellow, lilac and red pigment on a white slip beneath the black hair drawn up into a double topknot, much of the original pigment remaining.

This figure is closely related to the well-known group of four female polo players in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, referred to in the Handbook of the Collections, Kansas City, 1959, p. 208; cf. also M. Medley, Tang Pottery and Porcelain, pl. 41, pl. 51; please also compare the polo player exhibited at the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1953-6, Catalogue. pl. 2432, p. 223.

- All items can be bought/sold legally under the cultural patrimony covering The Netherlands and are guaranteed to be as described, or else your money will be refunded.

- The result of the thermoluminescence test is consistent with the dating of the item, Tan dynasty (approx. 1,380 years old). Sampling of 3 different points.

Important information.
The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot.
It will be packaged professionally and sent safely in a wooden crate by FedEx.
Buyers will be responsible for import regulations and restrictions of their own country.

About us:

Becker Antiques is one of the leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, incomparable service and worldwide expertise. Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, in a magnificent five-floor town-house built in 1891, located a few minutes from the 'Rijksmuseum' (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous 'Royal Concertgebouw'.
Becker Antiques' main field covers ceramics - pottery funerary figures (dating from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art - concerning objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
For the last 50 years we have been selling antiques to museums, private collectors and dealers all over the world.

The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this/these object(s). The seller will take care of arranging any necessary permits. The seller will inform the buyer if this takes more than a few days.

Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as an analysis of pigments or radiography scans, have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.

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    Just an excellent experience! We picked the article up at their gallery in Amsterdam, the personnel was just friendly, in the shop, a lot of beautiful things, highly recommanded !!!
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    The packaging is very good, mailing quickly, things are perfect!Thanks to the merchant!
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    Estremamente soddisfatto!
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    Quite exceptional follow up, with a delivery abroad directly by the Director of the Antiques shop, to secure shipping. Not to mention of course the exquisite artwork. 1350 years old. Mesmerising..
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    Great object in excellent state. Vendor was very kind and packed object very carefully. Original TL report was available. To be recommended.
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    Very good seller. The items were packed securely and received in good status. Thank you.
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    user-1e45474 August 4, 2019

  • Item arrived quickly in superb condition, very careful and professional packing.

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  • The whole process of buying the item was simple, there was a good range of things, that I liked. Communication was good. The delivery process was easy and the item was very well packed.
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    vendeur très disponible rapide dans l'expédition des lots. grand merci.
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    Highly recommendable. Everything more than correct, quickly sent, superb packagging to avoid any damage. 10/10. All you can say is Thank You.
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  • Rendez-vous de livraison pris par téléphone pour une remise en direct du fait de la fragilité de l'objet. Malgré le trajet, arrivée à l'heure, avec les documents. Que demander de plus ?

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    Item received fully satisfied and wanting to notice the extremely well done packagging showing a big profetionality. VERY RECOMMENDABLE 10/10
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  • I have purchased 3 Tang items from AsianAfricaArt. All were delivered personally a few days after payment, and the items were as shown and described at the Catawiki auction site.

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    user-8023b26 March 15, 2019

  • Excellent seller, professional and responsive. Thank you Anatas!

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