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One of a set of bells (bo) with felines and dragons

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.5 x 12.8 x 10.4 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
Houma foundry, Shanxi province, China
Date:
ca. 550-500 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
cat  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.282
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Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
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Vase of bottle shape with "garlic" mouth

Medium:
Porcelain with enamels over clear, colorless glaze; ivory stand
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.2 x 9.5 cm (6 3/4 x 3 3/4 in)
Style:
Jingdezhen ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
1736-1795 or early 20th century
Period:
Qing dynasty or modern
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Jingdezhen ware  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Qianlong reign (1736 - 1796)  Search this
Qianlong reign (1736 - 1796)  Search this
woman  Search this
poem  Search this
pomegranate  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
falangcai  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1954.127a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
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Pendant in the form of a disk (yuan) with raised knobs

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 12.4 x 0.6 cm (4 7/8 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Probably Jincun, Henan province, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Late Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1948.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Garment hook (daigou)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13.2 x 1.8 x 2.3 cm (5 3/16 x 11/16 x 7/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
4th-3rd century BCE
Period:
Late Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
incising  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1948.13
Restrictions & Rights:
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Mirror with Queen Mother of the West (Xiwangmu) and Duke Father of the East (Dongwanggong)

Medium:
Iron with gold sheet and traces of silk
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1.8 x 16.6 x 16.6 cm (11/16 x 6 9/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
25-220
Period:
Eastern Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220)  Search this
inlay  Search this
embossing  Search this
casting  Search this
Queen Mother of the West  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
Duke Father of the East  Search this
metal-cutting  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1946.7
Restrictions & Rights:
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Foliated mirror with felines and birds

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 19.3 x 1.4 cm (7 5/8 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
8th century
Period:
Middle Tang dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
cat  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1944.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Mirror with birds, animals, and grapes

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 21.3 x 1.9 cm (8 3/8 x 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
late 7th-8th century
Period:
Early Tang dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
lion  Search this
horse  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
frog  Search this
grape  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1944.5
Restrictions & Rights:
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Square mirror with floral medallion, plant sprays, birds, and insects

Medium:
Cast bronze, gold and silver sheets with chased decoration, and lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.9 x 15.9 x 1.1 cm (6 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
8th century
Period:
Middle Tang dynasty
Topic:
phoenix  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
pingtuo  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1944.8
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
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The Buddha Addressing Yamaraja at Kusinagara

Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 28 x 52.4 cm (11 x 20 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
12th-13th century
Period:
Song dynasty (Later Kingdom of Dali)
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
peacock  Search this
crane  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
sutra  Search this
China  Search this
preaching  Search this
mudra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1926.1
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Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
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Table

Medium:
Lacquer with vestiges of gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 82.8 x 66.3 cm (32 5/8 x 26 1/8 in)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Origin:
China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.62
Restrictions & Rights:
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Ornament in the form of an animal mask

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 x 2.5 cm (1 3/16 x 1 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1050-221 BCE
Period:
Zhou dynasty
Topic:
animal  Search this
Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.174
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Ornament with a bear

Medium:
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1.5 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm (9/16 x 1 x 1 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
bear  Search this
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.175
Restrictions & Rights:
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Section of a frieze

Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 60.5 x 11.2 x 7.1 cm (23 13/16 x 4 7/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.176
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Section of a frieze

Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 58.5 x 12.1 x 7 cm (23 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.177
Restrictions & Rights:
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Recumbent ram

Medium:
Hard black stone with a few small reddish-brown areas
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 x 7.8 x 8.2 cm (2 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 3 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
sheep  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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A flying angel

Medium:
Bronze, gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 11.5 x 5.5 cm (4 1/2 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Topic:
casting  Search this
angel  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.9
Restrictions & Rights:
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Carved openwork panel with hibiscus and long-tailed bird

Medium:
Wood with lacquer, gold, and mineral pigments
Dimensions:
H x W: 99.4 x 11.7 cm (39 1/8 x 4 5/8 in)
Type:
Architectural Element
Origin:
Japan
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
bird  Search this
hibiscus  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.140
Restrictions & Rights:
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Section of a frieze

Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 80.5 x 11.2 x 7.2 cm (31 11/16 x 4 7/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.141
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Circular tile with design of phoenix

Medium:
Unglazed pottery
Dimensions:
H x W: 14.5 x 3 cm (5 11/16 x 1 3/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Architectural Element
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
phoenix  Search this
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.142a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Circular tile with design of dragon

Medium:
Unglazed pottery
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 14.8 x 2.9 cm (5 13/16 x 1 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Architectural Element
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.143a-b
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