One of a pair of tigers, possibly the base supports for a bell stand

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Former owner
Tonying and Company 通運公司
Provenance
To 1935
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]
From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]
Notes:
[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also Curatorial Remark 9 in the object record.
[2] See note 1.
Topic
tiger
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
casting
China
Chinese Art
WWII-era provenance
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 25.3 x 15.9 x 75.2 cm (9 15/16 x 6 1/4 x 29 5/8 in)
Related Online Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
Origin
Baoji, Shaanxi province, China
ca. 950-850 BCE
Period
Middle Western Zhou dynasty
Type
Metalwork
Vessel
Accession Number
F1935.21