28.6 x 39.3cm
This horse is painted red with a vermilion harness (pair with EC3.1962 white with a red harness). The body is simply and formally modelled, the bulging eyes and ears being the only protuberances. The piece is hollow with small holes in the centre of an otherwise flat base, on either side of the mouth and at the tail. The piece originally had wooden legs which have decayed with time. In addition the piece would have had a horse's hair tail attached through the tail hole.
Jackie Menzies, 'Early Chinese Art', AGNSW, 1983. cat.no. XII (b).
'Chinese tomb figures in the Art Gallery of New South Wales' by Edmund Capon, pg. 96-101., The Australian Antique Collector Jan 1981-Jun 1981, Jan 1981-Jun 1981, 100 (illus.). fig.no. 11
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Editor), Jan Meek (Australia) (Editor), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, 106 (colour illus.).
Jackie Menzies (Australia) (Author), Early Chinese Art, Sydney, 1983, not paginated. cat.no. XII. See 'Further Information' for text.
Early Chinese art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 26 Feb 1983–08 May 1983.