The Treasury - Fine Asian Art


11112. LARGE HAN DYNASTY FLYING HORSE. China, Han Dynasty, 207 BC - 220 AD. A magnificent large ceramic horse of very fine style proudly prancing with head and tail held erect. Height from hooves to top of head 42.5", Length from back hoof to front hoof 46.5", Depth 9". On professional custom acrylic stand. In excellent condition. Accompanied by an Oxford Laboratories TL (thermoluminescence) certificate, the gold standard for dating ancient ceramics. An important museum quality piece, in fact a major museum has expressed an interest that this piece to be donated. More photos available. Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer.

The Han 'flying horse' style refers to figures of running horses depicted with all or most hooves off the ground. As a result they have no base and would have required a support under the belly.

Price On request.