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Chinese Agate Carving of a Tiger and Cub

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1930: Item # 1216838
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A small Chinese agate carving of a tiger and her cub set on a wooden stand with motif of bamboo carved along with jagged rocks. The combination of bamboo and tigers in Chinese art can be seen as early as the Ming dynasty. The tiger, often represented as the king of the earth combined with bamboo a symbol of the mind of a literati, can be seen as the ideals of the individual. Age: 20th century Size: length 3.25" w. 2.5" height 3.25"