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Chinese Brass Ware - Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow #7
Size: 7.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" (19cm x 16.5cm x 4cm)
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Do you believe that a galloping horse can be so fast that it can actually fly in the sky and even higher than a swallow?
In the horse culture of China, it indeed has been recorded that the swiftest horses could actually catch up with birds.
Although we can't today prove whether the stories are true or not, one of the top national treasures of China, with its amazing design and craftsmanship, could almost convince us that the stories are true. The treasure we are referring to is the Bronze Galloping Horse, from the East Han Dynasty about 2,000 years ago.
This brassware is a reproduction of the ancient Chinese bronze sculpture from SanXingDui.
Made from copper/brass with a fine patina finish.
SanXingDu is the name of an archaeological site in China, now believed to be the site of an ancient Chinese city. The previously unknown Bronze Age culture was re-discovered in 1987 when archaeologists excavated remarkable artifacts, that radiocarbon dating dated as being from the 12th-11th centuries BCE. Leaving behind nothing in the historical record, not even in myth, the unknown culture that produced these artifacts is now known as the Sanxingdui Culture. This ancient culture had remarkably advanced bronze casting technology which was acquired by adding lead to the usual combination of copper and tin creating a stronger substance that could create substantially larger and heavier objects.
Please note: Currently, "Chinese Brass Ware - Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow #7" is available for shipment only in the United States. For customers outside of the US, please contact us for more information.