Rare and exceptional polychrome terracotta... - Lot 350 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr

Lot 350
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Rare and exceptional polychrome terracotta... - Lot 350 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr
Rare and exceptional polychrome terracotta rider with some parts enhanced with gold leaf. China, Southern Qi 479-502 H :23X29m restorations of use Thermoluminescence test from the Oxford laboratory confirming the dating Dedicated to the emperor Mingdi (494-498) in the city of Xing Gang Ling, made in the Yue kiln, this art is innovative: abandonment of the Han aesthetic and introduction of painting and gilding During the period of the 16 kingdoms (304-439), the advent of Buddhism saw the development of multiple statuettes in gilded bronze, the artists mastered gilding perfectly which they even applied to stone (e.g. the Buddha of Shandong). At this time, those who commissioned mingqis demanded more elaborate statues, including horsemen in armour on richly carapaced horses, even gilded with gold leaf. Given their high price, these pieces are very rare and constitute an exceptional testimony to the military art of the 6 Qi dynasties.
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