Artist/maker unknown, Korean
This cast iron sculpture of a seated tiger was probably once placed at the entrance of a temple or grand residence to ward off evil spirits. Tigers are believed to have miraculous powers and are closely associated with Sansin, the Korean Mountain God.
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