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Pendant in the Form of a Tiger


Artist Unknown (China)


1027-775 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Pendant in the Form of a Tiger, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Partially calcified, translucent green jade
Size: 3 7/8 x 1 x 3/16 in. (9.84 x 2.54 x 0.4 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-8th century B.C., Late Western Chou dynasty
Physical Description: tiger in crawling position with tail curved upward; forms an arc pendant; tails curves as to form pendant hole; another very small perforation at the lower jaw; incised detail (simple) on both sides identically; translucent green jade; traces of red clay-
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.251
Added to Site: February 28, 2009