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  • Archaic Carved Bone Tiger

    Early Chinese art from private collections

    19 October - 19 October, 2016

    This exhibition features a range of early jades, bone carvings, archaic bronzes and inlaid metalwork. The objects range in date from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) and many have passed through the hands of renowned collectors such as Luo Zhenyu, Pan Zuyin, Alexandre J. Argyropoulos, Edward T. Chow and Adolphe Stoclet

    Archaic Carved Bone Tiger

    Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

    With its coiled tail and long muzzle, this bone carving of a tiger was probably used as an amulet or talisman, protecting its wearer from harm and danger.

    Length: 11.1cm