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Porcelain plate with design of tiger

 

Gift of Mr. Akihiko Shibata

Asia JA 1997.1-21.13

    Porcelain plate with design of tiger

    From Arita, Japan
    Edo period, AD 1650-1670s

    The tiger and bamboo are often depicted together in Japanese art, symbolizing complementary aspects of strength. The tiger has aggressive strength, while the gentle bamboo will bend but not break. This beast with its wide eyes and long vigorously waving tail has a somewhat playful air.

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