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Acquired in 1975 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Addis Gift
date_end
0220-12-31
date_start
0025-01-01
date_text
25-220 (made)
descriptive_line
Ceramic figure of a winged tiger, China, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220).
dimensions
Width: 19.7 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
World Ceramics, room 145
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
74056
label
Tiger China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220, with traces of white slip Museum no. FE.153-1975. Sir John Addis Gift [2009]
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:19:59.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:19:59.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
World Ceramics, room 145, case 34, shelf 2
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Grey earthenware, with traces of white slip with some red pigment
museum_number
FE.153-1975
museum_number_token
fe1531975
object_number
O76777
object_type
Figure of a tiger
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A pillar or pole base in the form of a coiled, crouching tiger. The detail features, including small wings, are carved and incised. The gaping mouth is characteristically blunt and squared off. The semi-circular line of the spine is denoted by a series of punched ring motifs.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AT6338
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This figure of a mythical animal, made of hollow, dark-grey unglazed pottery, is thought to be the base for a pole. Although it looks like a tiger, it has been given a pair of wings. Pottery models with a similar function have been found in Han dynasty (206BC-AD220) tombs. The sizes of these bases vary, but many are in the form of vigorous animals, such as lions and winged rams. They usually come in pairs, their posture indicating their position in the tombs. Thus this left-facing winged beast would have been placed on the right, and would originally have been accompanied by a right-facing beast positioned on the left.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
figure-of-a-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
220
year_start
25