toy animal

A ceramic tiger model, Japan. The tiger, tora, is standing, the underside of the body largely unpainted, the upper part in pale orange with black vertical stripes, the tail curved over the back, the head turned to one side and slightly upwards, with the insides of the ears and the narrow strip of mouth painted bright orange.

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