Pendant in the form of a tiger

Historical period(s)
Spring and Autumn period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 600-476 BCE
Jade (nephrite)
H x W x D: 3.8 × 1.7 × 0.7 cm (1 1/2 × 11/16 × 1/4 in)
China, purportedly excavated at Henan province, Xinzheng
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Carl Whiting Bishop collection, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE), tiger

Excavated from Henan province, Xinzheng, in 1923 [1]

From 1923
Freer Gallery of Art, acquired by Carl Whiting Bishop [2]


[1] Excavated by Carl Whiting Bishop and Archibald Gibson Wenley as part of the Freer Gallery China Expedition. See item X444, p. 70 in “Part IV, List 2: A Complete List of Objects in the Bishop Collection” from Sarah L. Newmeyer’s Interim Report (1976), copy in the Carl Whiting Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record. Also refer to Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (Bishop Collection) to the permanent collection on August 8, 1974.

[2] See note 1.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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