Rampant tiger in silhouette

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1st or 2nd century
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W: 19.5 x 26 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Rampant tiger, presented in silhouette with details such as the eye, ear, mouth, and extended tongue indicated in a summary manner. The front forequarter and leg are differentiated by a slightly raised plane. Immediately behind this raised plane is a square aperature. All of the forms are rounded slightly; the reverse side of the plaque is flat with occasional concave areas. The entire surface is dark green in color.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of John S. Thacher
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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