Beautiful presentation of this Collectible Running Horse in a Wonderful Display Case / Box lined with Golden Colored Silk Fabric. The case itself has a soft Linen exterior. This piece is about 50 years old and the bronze has developed the characteristic blue-green patina. Statue Length 11 inches, Height 8 inches. Weight 3 pounds 14 ounces (1758 grams).
From China, not Japan or elsewhere, COA. Eastern Han Dynasty 25-220 AD. This outstanding bronze horse has become an iconic emblem of China. The world-famous bronze Galloping Horse's Hoof Stepped on a Flying Swallow, also named as Galloping Horse, is a treasure of Gansu Provincial Museum. Excavated in 1969 in Wuwei County, Gansu Province, the piece depicts a vigorous horse with long tail waving and head perking.
Its three hooves are in the air, galloping like lightening. What makes this sculpture amazing is the right back hoof of this galloping horse lands on the back of a small flying bird.
The bird turns in surprise to look at the big creature on its back. At the same moment, the horse's head also turns slightly in attempt to know what has happened. The whole statue is honored as the mysterious and rare treasure in the history of Chinese ancient sculpture art. The item "Exquisite Flying Horse of Gansu Bronze Statue Golden Silk Display Case China COA" is in sale since Thursday, August 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues".
The seller is "debraandallan" and is located in Albany, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.