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Plaque in the shape of a tiger


Not on view

This profile image of a crouching tiger is richly embellished with turquoise inlays that emphasize the animal’s striped coat and brawny musculature. It may have decorated a chariot of a high-ranking military commander or member of the Shang royal house.

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