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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1880-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Seiya (caster)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze, patinated stripes

  • Museum number:

    FE.22-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This cast bronze of a tiger has patinated stripes across its body and tail. These stripes are reserved with a smooth surface in contrast to the faintly textured surface of the remainder. The tiger is in an aggressive stance, striding with head back, mouth open and teeth on display.

Bronze figures of animals were made in larger numbers from the early 1880s. It is said that they were first manufactured in connection with the opening of the Tokyo Zoological Gardens in 1882, but this is not certain.

This example dates from about 1880-1900.

Physical description

Cast bronze of a tiger, with patinated stripes across its body and tail. The tiger is in an aggressive stance, striding with head back, mouth open and teeth on display.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca.1880-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Seiya (caster)

Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze, patinated stripes

Descriptive line

Cast bronze figure of a tiger; patinated stripes across body and tail; cast by Seiya, Japan, ca. 1880-1890.

Categories

Ph_survey

Collection

East Asia Collection

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