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Lot 6959: ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT

Important Asian Fine Art, Paintings, & Jewelry Auction

by Mega International Auction Inc.

December 17, 2016

San Gabriel, CA, USA

Live Auction
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  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
  • ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TIGER' ORNAMENT
   
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Description: The archaic bronze ornament cast in the form of a prowling tiger, with head raised, tail curled, and ready to pounce, the bottom shows hollow interior.
Warring States period.
Height: 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm) Length: 6 3/4 in (17.1 cm)


戰國 青銅虎符
該器形如猛虎,它前腿撐地,後腿微曲,虎首向前,雙目圓睜,二耳向後。一副蓄勢待發姿態,似欲樸食。通體線刻虎紋,清晰流暢,生動有力。虎為百獸之王,虎的威猛讓古代先民們視為圖騰崇拜物,使其具有食鬼、辟邪、鎮宅、怯病之功效,時常將其視為山神。

Dimensions: Height: 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm) Length: 6 3/4 in (17.1 cm)

Date: Warring States period.

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