Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 220)
the plump cat with simplified stocky body tightly coiled and head turned sharply back, carved from a block of conglomerate rock, highly polished to heighten the color.
Width 3 inches (7.7 cm)
Ancient weights of this type, used at the corners of sitting mats in the Han dynasty, later were used by literati as a paperweight on the desk or as a weight when viewing a long handscroll.
漢 礫石虎形席鎮 寬 7.7 厘米