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Tiger-shaped "Jie" with Gold-inlay Inscription

Unknownca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

This bronze Jie was molded flat into the shape of a squatting tiger, with its mouth widely opened and tail curled into the shape of the numeral eight (8). Its body was embellished with golden plates as tiger stripes. In the middle of the body, there is an inscription saying "The King's Orders to Muster the Troops".

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  • Title: Tiger-shaped "Jie" with Gold-inlay Inscription
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: h1.2 x d19 cm (Complete)
  • Object type: Jie
  • Craftsman: Unknown
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Metal
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org/

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