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Nandi

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 56 x 38.5 x 65.5 cm (22 1/16 x 15 3/16 x 25 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Tamil Nadu, India
Date:
12th century
Period:
Chola dynasty
Topic:
bull  Search this
Nandi  Search this
casting  Search this
Chola dynasty (850 - 1280)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1985.30
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Canary cage

Medium:
Wood (zitan (rosewood), burlwood) porcelain, gold-colored wires, celluloid, bronze hooks inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 34 x 27.5 cm (13 3/8 x 10 13/16 in)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1853 and no later than 1881
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Robert H. Ellsworth in memory of Isabelle Ingram Mayer
Accession Number:
F1986.5a-ee
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Ritual wine warmer with taotie

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15 x 13 x 13 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
probably Zhengzhou, Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1600-1500 BCE
Period:
Early Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
taotie  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1986.6
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Couplet in running script

Artist:
Jiang Ren 蔣仁 (1743-1795)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on gold-flecked paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 149.9 x 28.6 cm (59 x 11 1/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1789
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
running script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.42.1-2
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Poem in running script

Artist:
Wang Wenzhi 王文治 (1730-1802)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 178.7 x 44.9 cm (70 3/8 x 17 11/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
late 18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
pavilion  Search this
running script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.43
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Couplet in clerical script

Artist:
Xi Gang 奚岡 (1746-1803)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 124.3 x 24.3 cm (48 15/16 x 9 9/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1794
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
wine  Search this
clerical script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.44.1-2
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Couplet in running script

Artist:
Liu Yong (1720-1805)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; Ink on handpainted sized paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 173.3 x 31.5 cm (68 1/4 x 12 3/8 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
late 18th-early 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
running script  Search this
China  Search this
couplet  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.45.1-2
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Couplet in clerical script

Artist:
Gui Fu (1736 - 1805)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on red paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 99.8 x 24.7 cm (39 5/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1793
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
clerical script  Search this
China  Search this
couplet  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.46.1-2
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Commentary on the Book of Changes in seal script

Artist:
Deng Shiru 鄧石如 (1743-1805)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 115.1 x 42.6 cm (45 5/16 x 16 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1780-81
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.47
Restrictions & Rights:
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Couplet in clerical script

Artist:
Chen Hongshou 陳鴻壽陳鴻壽 (1768-1822)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on woodblock printed paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 154.4 x 34.2 cm (60 13/16 x 13 7/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
early 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
clerical script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.50.1-2
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Poem in running script

Artist:
Ruan Yuan (1764-1849)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on gold-flecked paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 164.5 x 40.7 cm (64 3/4 x 16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
early to mid-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
running script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.52
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Couplet in cursive script

Artist:
Bao Shichen (1775-1855)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 130.9 x 30.6 cm (51 9/16 x 12 1/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
early to mid-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
cursive script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.53.1-2
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Passage from the Memorial Stele for Qiao Min in clerical script

Artist:
Zhao Zhichen 趙之琛 (1781-1852)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 108.8 x 20 cm (42 13/16 x 7 7/8 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
early to mid-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
copy  Search this
clerical script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.55
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Couplet in clerical script

Artist:
Wu Xizai 吳熙載 (1799-1870)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 177.2 x 39.5 cm (69 3/4 x 15 9/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1850s
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
poem  Search this
clerical script  Search this
China  Search this
couplet  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.57.1-2
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Excerpt from the "Eulogy of Cai Zhan" in clerical script

Artist:
He Shaoji (1799-1873)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 94.5 x 52.2 cm (37 3/16 x 20 9/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
mid 19th-late 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.58
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Couplet in running-standard script

Artist:
Wu Yun (1811-1883)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on woodblock-printed paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 124.5 x 30.6 cm (49 x 12 1/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
mid- to late 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
couplet  Search this
running-standard script  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.59.1-2
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Three Poems by Su Shi in standard script

Artist:
Chen Jieqi (1813-1884)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on bark paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 80.2 x 16.5 cm (31 9/16 x 6 1/2 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
mid- to late 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
poem  Search this
Tao Yuanming  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.60
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Couplet in standard script

Artist:
Zhao Zhiqian 趙之謙 (1829-1884)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 131.5 x 32.8 cm (51 3/4 x 12 15/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
mid- to late 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
couplet  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.61.1-2
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Couplet in clerical-seal script

Artist:
Xu Sangeng 徐三庚 (1826-1890)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 133.7 x 32.2 cm (52 5/8 x 12 11/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1887
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
clerical-seal script  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.62.1-2
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Couplet in seal script

Artist:
Wu Dacheng 吳大澂 (1835-1902)  Search this
Medium:
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image, each): 135.3 x 33 cm (53 1/4 x 13 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1886
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
seal script  Search this
China  Search this
couplet  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1997.63.1-2
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