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Pendant in the form of a tiger

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 600-476 BCE
  • Geography

    Xinzheng, purportedly excavated at Henan province, China
  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.8 × 1.7 × 0.7 cm (1 1/2 × 11/16 × 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    Excavated from Henan province, Xinzheng, in 1923 [1]
    From 1923
    Freer Gallery of Art, acquired by Carl Whiting Bishop [2]
    [1] Excavated by Carl Whiting Bishop and Archibald Gibson Wenley as part of the Freer Gallery China Expedition. See item X444, p. 70 in “Part IV, List 2: A Complete List of Objects in the Bishop Collection” from Sarah L. Newmeyer’s Interim Report (1976), copy in the Carl Whiting Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record. Also refer to Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (Bishop Collection) to the permanent collection on August 8, 1974.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

    Xinzheng, purportedly excavated at Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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