Ornament in the Form of a Reclining Tiger
- Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)
- 4th–3rd century B.C.
- H. 4 1/8 in (10.5 cm); L. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
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- Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985
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Originally a handle or lid ornament on a very large vessel, this tiger demonstrates a vivid naturalism that reflects the influence of “animal style” art created by the nomadic cultures of the northern steppes.