China, Tang-dynasty (618-907). Ceramic with traces of a former paint and fragments of soil adhesions. Elegant horse figure in powerful pose on a four-sided base (chip). The right foreleg uplifted and forged neck. H. 35 cm. - Lit.: Li, World of the heavenly Khan, Treasures of the Tang Dynasty [exhib.cat.], Taipei 2002, p. 129; Ezekiel Schloss, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture from Han through Tang, Bd. II, Stamford 1977, pl. 96.