One of a pair of tigers, possibly the base supports for a bell stand

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 950-850 BCE
  • Geography

    Baoji, Shaanxi province, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 25.1 x 15.9 x 75.1 cm (9 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 29 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    A tiger with an open hollow chamber in the center. Green patina with traces of earth adhesions on surface. Cast in low relief.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Tonying and Company 通運公司 (established 1902)
  • Provenance

    To 1935
    Tonying and Company, New York. [1]
    From 1935
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also Curatorial Remark 9 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Baoji, Shaanxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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