Tiger-shaped ornament

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th century BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W: 3.8 x 3.8 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1979.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade
Type

Ornament

Keywords
Carl Whiting Bishop collection, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), tiger
Provenance

Excavated from Xinzheng, Henan Province in 1923. [1]

From 1923
Freer Gallery of Art, acquired by Carl Whiting Bishop. [2]

Notes:

[1] Excavated by Carl W. Bishop and Archibald G. Wenley as part of the Freer Gallery China Expedition. See item X444, pg. 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 in August 8, 1974.

[2] See note 1.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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