Bead with Serpentine Stylized Tiger Head and Curled Ears

Unidentified Han Dynasty maker, Chinese, 206 BCE - 220 CE


Han Dynasty, 202 BCE-220 CE

Brown nephrite jade Jade, gray green, cannot confirm if it’s nephrite

Overall: 3/4 × 5/8 in. (1.9 × 1.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dr. Lewis and Eva D. Balamuth



Place Made: China, East Asia, Asia

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area


Not on view


Dr. Lewis (1905-1981) and Eva D. (1914-2004) Balamuth, New York, New York; given to present collection, 1968.

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