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Stand in the shape of a tiger


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Possibly a support for a large vessel, this dynamic sculpture of a tiger exhibits exaggerated features: an upturned head with wide open jaws, a tautly twisted back, brawny legs with sharp claws, and a curling tail. Its surface is completely covered with fine intaglio patterns of interlocking scrolls and dense striations, typical of bronze decoration from the fifth century B.C.

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