Figure of Tiger

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Date:
8th century

Medium:
Earthenware with traces of painted decoration

Dimensions:
Height: 7 7/8 inches (20 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1923-21-72c

Credit Line:
Gift of Charles H. Ludington from the George Crofts Collection, 1923

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Label:
The Chinese have long associated specific animals with each year in a twelve-year cycle. This figure is part of a full set of twelve animals—arranged in the traditional Chinese order of right to left—including the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, chicken, dog, and pig.