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Head ornament

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.1 × 6 × 7 cm (1 1/4 × 2 3/8 × 2 3/4 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.378c
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Axe (fu 斧)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.3 x 11.7 x 0.8 cm (4 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 5/16 in)
Diam (hole): 1.4 cm (9/16 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Bracelet

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 1.8 x 8.5 cm (3/4 x 3 5/16 in)
Diam (hole): 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Songze culture, ca. 4000 - 2500 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3500-2700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.48
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Disk (bi 璧)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 7.9 x 0.8 cm (3 1/8 x 5/16 in)
Diam (hole): 2.3 cm (7/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1600-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Probably Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1912.44
Restrictions & Rights:
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Cylindrical bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 2 x 1 cm (13/16 x 3/8 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.126
Restrictions & Rights:
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Cylindrical bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 3.3 × 1.1 cm (1 5/16 × 7/16 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.127
Restrictions & Rights:
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Disk (bi 璧)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 13.8 x 1.7 cm (5 7/16 x 11/16 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.51
Restrictions & Rights:
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Straight chisel (gui圭) with face and bird

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18.3 x 3.4 x 0.8 cm (7 3/16 x 1 5/16 x 5/16 in)
Culture:
Longshan culture, ca. 3000 - ca. 1700 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
bird  Search this
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gui  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.87
Restrictions & Rights:
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Disk (bi 璧)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 21.2 x 1.3 cm (8 3/8 x 1/2 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.351
Restrictions & Rights:
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Disk (bi 璧)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 18.9 x 1.3 cm (7 7/16 x 1/2 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.45
Restrictions & Rights:
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Disk (bi 璧) with knobs

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 16.9 x 1.2 cm (6 5/8 x 1/2 in)
Diam (hole): 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Late Neolithic period, reworked and decorated in late Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warr
Topic:
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.50
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 31.8 x 1.4 cm (12 1/2 x 9/16 in)
Diam (hole): 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in)
H x W (inscription): 4.8 × 1.9 cm (1 7/8 × 3/4 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
bird  Search this
inscription  Search this
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.79
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Incense burner

Medium:
Bronze and wood, inlaid with gold and silver
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.3 x 6.6 cm (2 1/2 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
18th century to early 20th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
incense  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.171a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Tanzi wearing a deer skin and holding a bucket

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.2 x 2.9 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
17th to early 20th century
Period:
Late Ming- Qing dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
bucket  Search this
boy  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.177
Restrictions & Rights:
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Ornament: boy with reclining elephant

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W: 14.5 x 9.2 cm (5 11/16 x 3 5/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
1600 to 1911
Period:
mid-Ming to Qing dynasty
Topic:
elephant  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
boy  Search this
carving  Search this
incising  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.178
Restrictions & Rights:
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Ritual disk (bi)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W: 16.3 x 8.6 cm (6 7/16 x 3 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
1736 to 1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Daoism  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
bat  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.378
Restrictions & Rights:
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Tapestry: five sages in a garden under pines

Medium:
Color on silk panel
Dimensions:
H x W: 105.1 x 61.2 cm (41 3/8 x 24 1/8 in)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1911
Period:
Ming - Qing dynasty
Topic:
pine tree  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
sage  Search this
garden  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
painted  Search this
tapestry  Search this
slit tapestry  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.548
Restrictions & Rights:
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Ornament: mouse

Medium:
Jade (serpentine)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.2 x 4.8 x 1.1 cm (7/8 x 1 7/8 x 7/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
mouse  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.456
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Seated lion

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 14.6 x 6.7 x 9.9 cm (5 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1911
Period:
Ming dynasty or Qing dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
guardian lion  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.140
Restrictions & Rights:
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Bottle

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 16.1 x 10.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Style:
Cizhou ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
1279-1368
Period:
Yuan dynasty
Topic:
Cizhou ware  Search this
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.308
Restrictions & Rights:
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