Liao horse saddle

A complete set of six ornamental saddle fittings with flying horse motifs:

Provenance:

Mongolia

Exhibitions:

BRAFA 09

Literature:

"Noble riders from Pines and Deserts-The Artistic Legacy of the Qidan", Jenny F.So, Art Museum, The Chinese
University of Hong Kong,2004, pp.272-273 &276-277 et p.204. Mengdiexuan Collection.
"L'Asie des Steppes, d'Alexandre le Grand à Gengis Khan", Paris, Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet,
2001, p.p.182-183.
"L'Or de la Chine Ancienne", Christian Deydier et Han Wei, p.290-291

Gilt silver with repoussé decorations. These ornaments were intended to decorate a wooden Qidan saddle.
°China, early LIAO Dynasty (AD.916-1125)

°Saddlebow height 46cm-Lenght 57cm
Cantle height 27cm- Lenght 45cm
Saddlebow wings height 8,5cm- Lenght 19,3cm

Expertise from CIRAM Laboratory (France)

 

 



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