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戰國 青銅臥虎
Ornament in the Form of a Reclining Tiger

Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/8 in (10.5 cm); L. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.214.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
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.
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