Description: Genuine ancient, excavated Chinese Terracotta Horse, made in Wei/ Six dynasties (A.D 386-589). Height: 16.5 in. = 41 cm, Length: 13 in. = 32.5 cm, Weight: 9 lb. = 4 kg, Condition: fine, no cracks or other defects. Authenticity: genuine antique, Wei/ Six dynasties (A.D 386-589). Authenticated by Dr. Qing Chang, PhD as Northern Wei terracotta horse. Provenance: from private collection in Florida, USA; purchased in 1991 at auction in California.Similar horse was estimated at Sothebys at 60,000-80,000 in 2003. Provenance: from old US collection, purchased in 1980s. State of Wei: The State of Wei (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Wèi), sometimes romanized Ngwei to distinguish it from Wey, was a Zhou Dynasty vassal state during the Warring States Period (475 - 221 BCE) of Chinese history. Its territory lay between the states of Qin and Qi and included parts of modern day Henan, Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong. After its capital was moved from Anyi to Daliang (today Kaifeng) during the reign of King Hui of Wei, Wei was also called the state of Liang (). References: 2005 The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
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Condition Very Fine, no cracks or other defects, spots of imprints of antique tissues. Originally there was a lot of soil and dirt after excavation, so extensive cleaning was done.
Low Estimate: 30000;
High Estimate: 100000;