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Tomb figure of a groom

Medium:
Earthenware with lead-silicate glazes and painted details
Dimensions:
H x W: 20.7 x 6.7 cm (8 1/8 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 700-750
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
funerary  Search this
foreigner  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
groom  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1952.14
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Pendant in the form of a bird, reworked

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.7 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm (1 1/16 x 1 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Anyang, Probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.543
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Pendant with mask, probably reworked from a tube (cong 琮)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.9 x 3.1 x 0.8 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.576
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Pendant in the form of a coiled dragon

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.2 x 3.2 x 0.9 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.583
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Pendant in the form of a fish

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.5 x 5.9 x 0.5 cm (1 x 2 5/16 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
fish  Search this
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.634
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Flanged bracelet

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 11.7 x 0.4 cm (4 5/8 x 3/16 in)
Diam (hole): 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
probably Sichuan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.654
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Finial (?) in the form of a standing bird

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm (3 3/4 x 1/2 x 1/2 in)
Culture:
Shijiahe culture, ca. 2500 - ca. 2000 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Hubei province, Middle Yangzi valley, China
Date:
ca. 2500 - 2000 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
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.677
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Axe (yue 鉞)

Medium:
Jade (serpentine)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.9 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 5/16 x 2 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.691
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Cylindrical bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 5 × 1.5 cm (1 15/16 × 9/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-1700 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
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.935.13
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Pigeons at Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple)

Artist:
Watanabe Seitei 渡辺省亭 (1851 - 1918)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 180 x 112.5 cm (70 7/8 x 44 5/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1877
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
incense  Search this
temple  Search this
pigeon  Search this
Kannon  Search this
Japan  Search this
kakemono  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F2000.1a-d
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Jar

Medium:
Stoneware with natural ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.3 x 24.8 cm (11 9/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Korea
Date:
mid to late 5th century
Period:
Three Kingdoms period
Topic:
Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE)  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment and partial gift of Lt. General William Cassidy
Accession Number:
F1972.13
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Forked blade (zhang 璋)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41 x 6.5 x 1 cm (16 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.55
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Ornament with masks

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.6 × 5 × 2.6 cm (3 3/8 × 2 × 1 in)
Type:
Stone
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1948.23
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Ornament (shi飾) with mask

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.6 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm (1 13/16 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in)
Culture:
Longshan culture, ca. 3000 - ca. 1700 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000 - 1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
shi  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.9
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Child Saint Sambandar

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 48.6 x 43.5 x 17.3 cm (19 1/8 x 17 1/8 x 6 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Tamil Nadu, India
Date:
12th century
Period:
Chola dynasty
Topic:
casting  Search this
child  Search this
Chola dynasty (850 - 1280)  Search this
Saint Sambandar  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1976.5
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Dagger with scabbard

Medium:
Steel; white jade inlaid with gold, rubies and emeralds, and velvet with gilt metal
Dimensions:
W (overall): 36 cm (14 3/16 in)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
India
Date:
18th century
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
kundan  Search this
velvet  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Stephen R. Turner
Accession Number:
F1984.3a-b
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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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Quatrefoil box

Medium:
Red, green, and white enamels with gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.7 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm (2 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
North India, India
Date:
ca. 1650
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
flower  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
Reign of Shah Jahan (1628 - 1658)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
engraving  Search this
champleve  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1986.22a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Rosewater sprinkler

Medium:
Silver and gold
Dimensions:
H x W: 27.8 x 10.5 cm (10 15/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
India
Date:
ca. 1775 -- 1800
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
peacock  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1990.1
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Pair of Nilgiri Earrings

Medium:
Gold sheet metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 9.2 x 5.9 cm (3 5/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Tamil Nadu, India
Date:
late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — funds provided by Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith
Accession Number:
F1990.2a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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