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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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Decorative fitting for an ornamental comb

Medium:
Forsterite
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 2 x 3.4 x 0.5 cm (13/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/16 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
carving  Search this
forsterite  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.120
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Decorative fitting for an ornamental comb, with bird

Medium:
Jade (serpentine)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.5 x 6.8 x 0.3 cm (1 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 1/8 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.122
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Axe (fu 斧)

Medium:
Stone with pyrophyllite, hematite, and quartz
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 11.5 × 15.1 × 1.5 cm (4 1/2 × 5 15/16 × 9/16 in)
Diam: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Stone
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
probably Hangzhou, Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.126
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Cylindrical Bead

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 3.5 x 1.2 cm (1 3/8 x 1/2 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.148
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Pendant in form of a dragon

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3.8 x 3 x 1.4 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in)
Culture:
Hongshan culture, ca. 3800-ca. 2700 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
20th century
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
forgery  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
pendant  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.18
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Tube (cong琮)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 38.1 × 11.4 × 11.4 cm (15 × 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 in)
Diam (Hole): 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
20th century
Period:
Forgery in the style of late Neolithic period
Topic:
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
forgery  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.239
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Pendant in the form of a dragon

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3.6 x 2 x 0.9 cm (1 7/16 x 13/16 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
Paul Singer collection  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.355
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Pendant in the form of a tiger

Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 2.2 × 6.2 × 0.7 cm (7/8 × 2 7/16 × 1/4 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Natural Material
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
tiger  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
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.384
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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
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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
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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
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carving  Search this
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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
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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
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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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Pendant in the form of a bird

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 1.5 x 6.5 x 0.3 cm (9/16 x 2 9/16 x 1/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1050-950 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.3622
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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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