East Asian Art
TigerMade in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Late 14th - 15th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Currently not on view
|Purchased with the Henry B. Keep Fund, the Fiske Kimball Fund, the Joseph E. Temple Fund, the Alfred and Margaret Caspary Gift (by exchange), and with funds contributed by Andrea M. Baldeck, M.D., and William M. Hollis, Jr., 1995|
LabelThis cast iron sculpture of a seated tiger probably once served as a guardian or protector to keep evil spirits away. In Korea the tiger is closely associated with the Mountain Spirit, or Sansin, and is also known as his messenger.