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                                                  Tiger Pendant
n Neolithic Period to the Hsia Dynasty (ca. 6000-1600 B.C.)
n Figure
n Salamander-Human
n Disc
n Shang Dynasty to the Western Chou (ca. 1600-771 B.C.)
n Pendant with Human and Dragon Motifs
n Pair of Rams
n Boar
n Eastern Chou to the Han Dynasty  (770 B.C. to A.D. 220)
n Tiger Pendant
n Figure(ca.14-87B.C)
n Double Dragon Pendant from Ch'in
n Bronze Knife with Jade Handle and Hilt
n "Perpetual Happiness" Disc

Tiger Pendant

Tiger Pendant


Length: 11 cm, width: 3.4 cm, thickness: 0.3 cm

      Originally greenish, much of the surface of this jade has stained to a light-to-dark brown color. Carved from a flat piece of jade, a tiger appears walking forward with its head lowered and tail curled. The decoration on either side differs slightly. In addition to the triangular cloud-like forms on the limbs and torso, one side (above) has curved lines on the neck and belly. The end of the tail is also marked by fine engraved lines. The rump of the tiger on the other side (below) includes dragon heads in the decoration, and the rest of the pattern is composed of abstract dragon heads, cloud-head shapes, and triangular cloud designs. The tail on this side also has arched designs and fine diagonal lines.

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