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Animal-Shaped Messenger Check

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Animal-Shaped Messenger Check, 7th - 10th c
1 1/4 in. x 1 in. x 1/4 in. (3.18 cm x 2.54 cm x 0.64 cm)

Object Type: Metalwork
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.72

Tag with object: #28. Set of animal art messenger checks. Han or T'ang Dynasty. Shansi.

No marks.

Cast bronze.

Object Description
Lion or dog shaped messenger check, with a platform under the animal and a bronze rod extending downward form the platform.

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