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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, USA
Jan 29, 2022 To Jan 17, 2023

Detail: The traditional East Asian lunar calendar consists of a repeating twelve-year cycle, with each year corresponding to one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. The association of these creatures with the Chinese calendar began in the third century B.C. and became firmly established by the first century A.D. The twelve animals are, in sequence: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each is believed to embody certain traits that are manifested in the personalities of people born in that year. February 1, 2022, marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger, a creature characterized as brave, heroic, resolute, and vigorous.

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Zodiac figure: Tiger (detail)
Zodiac figure: Tiger (detail)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
H. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
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