Polychrome terracotta archer rider China,... - Lot 352 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr

Lot 352
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1200 - 1500 EUR
Polychrome terracotta archer rider China,... - Lot 352 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr
Polychrome terracotta archer rider China, Northern Qi dynasty 550-577 AD 31cm X23Cm restorations Dedicated to the emperor Mingdi (494-498) in the city of Xing Gang Ling, made in the Yue kiln, this art is innovative : abandoning the Han aesthetic and introducing paintings 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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