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Northern Qi Horse with Horn and Cowry Shells

Rare well modeled horse with single horn, as a unicorn, cowry shells collar, winged saddle with painted white swirls medallions and five petal rosettes harness, bit (mouth) and crupper (back).  Northern Qi (AD 550-577).  H. 12.5 in (31.8 cm), L. 14.25 (36.2 cm).  Oxford T.L. tested.

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