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Predicate Object 1941 1941-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1941-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1941.137 gift of Captain George A Humphreys-Davies, Kawakawa Bay, 1941, collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 26285.1, K445 1997-04-01T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-09-15T03:47:59.540Z 45 [One of] a pair of caparisoned horses of light buff earthenware covered with white gesso. The harness and saddlery are overlaid with yellow and green pigments, and the mane with a reddish wash. It will be noticed that the horses are not of the Mongolian type, but are of the European or Bactrian species. From a tomb near Peking. T'ang dynasty. Figure, horse Mingqi tomb figure. Made from a buff ceramic that is unglazed earthenware. The figure depicts a horse of European or Bactrian species standing on a rectangular base. The horse is wearing a saddle that has a scratched meander boarder and tassel like shapes. The horse is painted with white gesso, the harness and saddlery overlaid with yellow and green pigments, and the mane with pink wash, most of the colour gone. On the underside of the horse's stomach is a large hole for drying the ceramic. The right ear has been restored. figure, horse
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