Bronze Tiger-shaped Tally with Inscriptions

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China
BCE 4th century ~ BCE 3rd century
  • Type
    Decorative Art
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Measurements
    Height 4.4 cm. Length 9.5 cm.
  • Creator name
    Unknown
  • Creator date
    Unknown
  • Where it was made
    China
  • Time period
    BCE 4th century ~ BCE 3rd century
  • Creation date
    BCE; 4th Century BCE - 3rd Century BCE; Qin State of the Warring States Periods (476-221 BCE))
  • Function
    A special two-piece object granted to people – usually officers – of ancient China as a representation of authority or identification.
  • Acquisition
    Excavated in 1975 from the southern suburb of Xi’an City.
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