China, Tang-dynasty (618-907). Ceramic with traces of a former paint and fragments of soil adhesions. Dynamic tense horse with equestrian, depicted in the moment of flight. On perspex stand. 1 leg rest. H. 23 cm, L. 30 cm. - Another example of this rare sculptural depiction can be found in the coll. of the Museum Rietberg, Zuerich. See: Medley, Tang Pottery and Porcelain, London 1981, pl. 41. Also: China Institute, Power and Virtue, The Horse in Chinese Art [Kat.Ausst.], New York 1997, pp. 74-76.