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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)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Collections at the Art Institute
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Translucent green jade
Size: 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (2.22 x 8.26 x 0.48 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-8th century B.C., Late Western Chou dynasty
Physical Description: stylized tiger, similar to 50.46.251, further articulated; open mouthed tiger with two teeth shown; the back curves in convex form and the tail curves outward into an open worked pendant hole; incised transverse strips decorate the main body of the animal
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.252
Added to Site: February 28, 2009