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  • Striding Lion

    19th century

    Antoine Louis Barye, French, 1795–1875

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.8 x 24.4 cm (6 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. )

    Medium

    Watercolor

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    1989.635

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  • Lion and Lioness

    1771

    George Stubbs, English, 1724–1806 English

    Description

    Stubbs began his career as a portraitist and an anatomical illustrator, becoming widely renowned with the publication of The Anatomy of the Horse (1766). His aptitude for rendering the physical structure of animals is evident in the muscular haunches of this lioness. Natural phenomena were both an object of study and a source of awe for eighteenth-century artists and scientists, who endeavored to describe the natural world, master its complexity, and convey its sublime power. By manipulating setting, light, and color, Stubbs gives his realistic representation of the lions, plants, and trees an eerie and fantastic quality.

    Details

    Dimensions

    102.9 x 127.6 cm (40 1/2 x 50 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    49.6

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    Europe

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  • Striding lion

    604–561 B.C.

    Description

    Open-mouthed lion, teeth bared, striding left. One of 120 lifesize lions that lined the Processional Way from the Ishtar Gate to the Temple of Marduk at Babylon.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 106 cm (41 3/4 in.); width: 232 cm (91 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Glazed bricks

    Classification

    Architectural elements , Tile and inlays

    Accession Number

    31.898

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    The Ancient World

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  • Recumbent lion

    305–30 B.C.

    Description

    Small figurine of a recumbent lion made of gold sheet over a quartz, gypsum, and feldspar core; with blue powdered glass (enamel) in cloisons constituting the mane. This method of cloisonné enamel work is typical of the workshops of Alexandria.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width x depth: 2.5 x 2 x 5 cm (1 x 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Gold sheet and blue enamel over a quartz, gypsum, and feldspar core

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    62.1193

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    The Ancient World

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  • Funerary lion

    about 390 B.C.

    Description

    The animal is crouching with his head turned slightly to the right. He wrinkles his snout, and his teeth are bared in a gentle snarl. His mane is expressed in series of flamelike tufts, each distinct row carved in an alternate direction, and a ridge of fur or hair starts down the center of the back, for a relatively short distance.
    The legs and tail have been recomposed and restored from fragments, with the missing areas executed in colored plaster. The forelegs and feet are nearly complete, and they join on the plinth to give the animal a correct angle as now mounted. The marble has acquired a handsome golden patina.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x length: 43 x 122 cm (16 15/16 x 48 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Marble, Pentelic

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    65.563

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    The Ancient World

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  • Lion

    about 550 B.C.

    Description

    The lion is seated on a cushion-like plinth, his head turned to face the viewer, his body appearing in profile to the right. The jaws are opened, as if the animal were roaring. The tail lies along the front edge of the plinth.

    Restorations include the filling of a hole in the forehead, part of the band above it, a number of locks on top of the head, the left ear, and a few parts of the mane. The head was broken in three pieces, and the broken edges of the joints have been filled and recolored to match the deep brownish red tone of the weathered surfaces. Four cuttings in the edge of the plinth (one at each end, two at the back) held swallow-tail clamps by which the statue was fastened to its pedestal. Aside from the breaks and weathering, the lower teeth and the tongue have suffered damage.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 95.3 x 58 x 38 cm (37 1/2 x 22 13/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Limestone (originally coated with smooth plaster and painted)

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    97.289

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    The Ancient World

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  • Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 39.7 x 31.6cm (15 5/8 x 12 7/16 in.) Framed: 57.8 x 47.6 cm (22 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and brown ink on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    56.752

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  • Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 45.7 x 61.0 cm (18 x 24 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and dark brown ink on board

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    60.1118

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  • Lion and Mouse

    1871

    William Rimmer, American (born in England), 1816–1879 American

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 37.1 x 30.2 cm (14 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Graphite pencil on pink paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    81.104

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    Americas , Prints and Drawings

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  • Tiger in its Lair

    undated

    Artist Antoine Louis Barye, French, 1795–1875

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 24.5 x 32.5 cm (9 5/8 x 12 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    03.609

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  • Tiger

    18th century

    Kishi Ganku, Japanese, 1749/1756–1838 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 98.9 x 36.3 cm (38 15/16 x 14 5/16 in.) Overall: 171.5 x 55 cm (67 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, light color and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4698

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    Asia

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  • Queen Mother of The West and Tiger

    19th century

    Shibata Gitô, Japanese, 1780–1819 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 138.2 x 75.2 cm (54 7/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4710

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  • Tiger and Leopard

    Mori Tessan, Japanese, 1775–1841 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 177.1 x 144.3 cm (69 3/4 x 56 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4821

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    Asia

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  • Pair of menuki in the form of tigers

    early to mid-19th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.8 x 0.4 cm (1 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Main material: gold; other metals: shakudo; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

    Classification

    Arms and armor

    Accession Number

    11.5261a

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Seisen'in Osanobu, Japanese, 1796–1846 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 103.4 x 40.8 cm (40 11/16 x 16 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6639

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

    19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 103.8 x 93.6 cm (40 7/8 x 36 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6664

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  • Tiger

    18th century

    Soga Shôhaku, Japanese, 1730–1781

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 119.1 x 28.6 cm (46 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6989

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  • Tiger

    dated 1606

    Hasegawa Tôhaku, Japanese, 1539–1610

    Description
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    Dimensions

    154.2 x 340 cm (60 11/16 x 133 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    One from a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7073

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    Asia

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  • Tiger in a Thunder Storm

    Koka era (1844–48) to Ansei 3 (1856)

    Manjirô Hokuga, Japanese, died in 1856

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 53.8 x 34.2 cm (21 3/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on flax

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7405

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  • Tigers

    18th century

    Shirai Chokuken, Japanese, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 132.1 x 48.5 cm (52 x 19 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Six-panel folding screen; ink and light color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8158

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  • Tiger

    Chuyo (Oki) Kangaku, Japanese, died in 1876 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 114.6 x 56.4 cm (45 1/8 x 22 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8407

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    Asia

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  • Tiger in Snow-laden Pine Tree

    19th century

    Painted by Yokoyama Kazan, Japanese, 1784–1837 Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 130 x 60 cm (51 3/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8419

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  • Tiger

    dated 1777

    Maruyama Ôkyo, Japanese, 1733–1795

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 134.7 x 89.4 cm (53 1/16 x 35 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    One from a pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8499

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  • A Tiger in a Bamboo Grove

    Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu, Japanese, active 1848–1870

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 74 x 24.7 cm (29 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.6629

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  • Tiger

    19th century

    Kishi Chikudo Shoroku, Japanese, 1826–1897 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 61.9 x 86.8 cm (24 3/8 x 34 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    41.511

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  • Tiger

    late 19th century

    Shibata Zeshin, Japanese, 1807–1891

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 11.1 x 7.9 cm (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Shikishi-shaped album leaf; lacquer on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    50.2190

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  • Tiger in Bamboo and Rain

    19th century

    Unidentified artist, French, 17th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    53.3 x 129.5 cm (21 x 51 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    2001.237

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    Asia

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger Among Toys

    1914

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph and embossing; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1405

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger Looking Up the Sky

    1926

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8756

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger and Children

    1950

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8872

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger Family and Sun

    1914

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8909

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger Family

    1914

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph; embossing; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8914

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger in Snow

    1914

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8917

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger in Bamboos

    1914

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8918

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  • Tiger (Tyger)

    1790

    John Murphy, English, about 1748–about 1800 English

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 50.8 x 63.5 cm (20 x 25 in.) Platemark: 46.4 x 60.3 cm (18 1/4 x 23 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Mezzotint, second state

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2003.98

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  • Tiger Licking Tail

    early to mid-19th century

    Artist Tomokazu, Japanese Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    3 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Stained boxwood, eyes inlaid in horn, ivory teeth

    Classification

    Netsuke

    Accession Number

    11.23599

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    Asia

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  • Royal Tiger

    1829

    Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798–1863

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 32.4 x 46.4 cm (12 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.) Sheet: 49.2 x 63.5 cm (19 3/8 x 25 in.)

    Medium

    Lithograph with crayon, brush, and scraping

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M25441

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  • Black Panther Stalking a Herd of Deer

    1851

    Jean-Léon Gérôme, French, 1824–1904

    Description
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    Dimensions

    52.4 x 74 cm (20 5/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    30.232

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    Europe

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  • Kanamono in the form of a leopard, with backplate

    mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

    Description
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    Medium

    Main material: gold; other metals: shakudo; shibuichi backplate; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

    Classification

    Arms and armor

    Accession Number

    11.5582

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    Asia

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  • Leopard in its Lair

    Antoine Louis Barye, French, 1795–1875

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 18.7 x 37.3 cm (7 3/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    24.347

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  • Figure of a Leopard

    about 1755–60

    Made at Longton Hall Manufactory, England

    Description
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    Dimensions

    9.52 x 11.43 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Soft-paste porcelain

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    1988.956

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  • Figure of a Leopard

    about 1755–60

    Made at Longton Hall Manufactory, England

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    9.21 x 14.6 cm (3 5/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Soft-paste porcelain

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    1988.957

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    Europe

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  • A Lion Coming out of a Cave

    1792

    Engraved by J. (James) Daniell, English, 18th century English

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 47.6 x 61 cm (18 3/4 x 24 in.) Sheet: 49.2 x 67.3 cm (19 3/8 x 26 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Mezzotint, first state

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2003.99

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