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Jade hound

Medium:
Jade
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
1800-1912
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  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; Returned by Nadar Rasti.
Accession Number:
S2012.9.4932
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Pendant (long pei) in the form of a fish-dragon

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.4 x 10.2 x 0.4 cm (1 5/16 x 4 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 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:
S1987.641
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Jar

Medium:
Stoneware with Jun glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 13.2 × 17.8 cm (5 3/16 × 7 in)
Style:
Jun ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Henan province, China
Date:
1279-1368
Period:
Yuan dynasty
Topic:
Jun 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:
F1901.156
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Jar with five vertical lugs and short spout

Medium:
Stoneware with iron slip under mottled ash glaze.
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 19 × 24.8 cm (7 1/2 × 9 3/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Guangdong or Fujian province, China
Date:
16th-mid 17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1901.174
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Jar with design of deer holding lingzhi fungus

Medium:
Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under clear crackled glaze; wooden lid with amethyst knob
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 18.2 × 19.9 cm (7 3/16 × 7 13/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
deer  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
fungus of immortality  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.4a-b
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Vase

Medium:
Stoneware with opaque celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 29.1 × 23.1 cm (11 7/16 × 9 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
China or Japan
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty, Edo period, or Meiji era
Topic:
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
lotus  Search this
green glaze  Search this
Japan  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.8
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Print of a plan for a Chinese temple

Collector:
Meyer, Frank Nicholas  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (67 x 37 inches.)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Prints
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
One undated Chinese print, measuring 67 x 37 inches with red characters on white paper, representing a plan for a temple.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 253,207
Topic:
Architecture, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Citation:
Manuscript 253,207, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS253207
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms253207
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MS 7417 Canton News

Extent:
4 Leaves (29.5 x 56 cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- newspaper  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Leaves
Date:
July 3, 1889
Scope and Contents:
The item is made up of one large sheet which has been folded to form four leaves. They are numbered 17 through 20.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7417
Former Title or Title Variations:
Guang Bao
Local Note:
Data furnished by Emily Hoover, summer intern, Department of Anthropology, 1986.
Citation:
Manuscript 7417, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7417
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7417
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MS 7151 Plan of Peking

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
1 Page (114.5 cm x 61 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
The document is a street map that includes street names, names of public buildings and other structures (palace grounds, temples, city walls and gates), and other points of interest. The map has been annotated in pencil with English transliterations of names of city gates. The accession papers describe this as a "good specimen of popular Chinese cartography."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7151

NAA INV 10000007
Translation of Title:
Map of the Capital City
Local Note:
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology, NMNH.
Black and white woodblock print on mulberry paper
Other Title:
Shoushan quantu
Topic:
Beijing (China) -- Maps  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7151, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7151
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7322 Portrait of Pangu, the creator of the universe, with magical inscriptions and symbols

Names:
Pangu  Search this
yang and yin  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (59 cm. x 25.3 cm.)
Culture:
Chinese -- magic -- Mythology  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
late 19th century
Scope and Contents:
A print of this type is used in Chinese homes as a talisman. It shows Pangu, the mythological creator of the universe. In this image, he holds in his hands the sun (with yang symbol in ideograph) and the moon (with yin symbol in ideograph), for he created the universe by transforming yin and yang. An ax on a tree stump is an instrument believed to have been used by Pangu to separate earth and heaven.
Inscribed at the top of the print is Chiling (magic credentials from the folk cult of Taoism), supplemented with yin-yang (the dual principle in nature) and bagua (the eight trigrams) symbols. The main inscription, as magic words, reads: Lingfu chenche chuxie xifu (An amulet to dispel evil, to guard home, and to bestow good fortune).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7322

NAA INV 10000049
Local Note:
Data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. She consulted Rita Aero, Things Chinese, 1980, and W. M. Hawley, Chinese Folk Designs, 1949.
Woodcut print colored in red and green on oiled paper
Topic:
Bagua  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7322, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7322
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 7174 Passport (hùjhào) for Mrs. L. H. Palmer

Creator:
China. Chihli Minister of Education  Search this
Names:
Palmer, L. H., Mrs  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (43.5x51.4 cm)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Passports
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents:
According to the passport, Mrs. Palmer (Pa-Mu̇-Er̆, on the document) was a teacher of English at the Chihli Normal College and the passport was issued for her travel to the capital cities of Henan, Xi'an, Chengdu, Wuchang, and Hankou during summer vacation. The passport bears official seals and is decorated with the wave border design in blue.
Biographical / Historical:
The passport was transferred from the Department of Anthropology artifactual collection by Chang-su Houchins in May 1985
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7174
Genre/Form:
Passports
Citation:
Manuscript 7174, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7174
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Tomb jar

Medium:
Earthenware with copper-green lead-slicate glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 38.8 × 32.2 cm (15 1/4 × 12 11/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
early 1st-early 3rd century
Period:
Eastern Han dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220)  Search this
funerary  Search this
China  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1901.123
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Jun ware bowl

Medium:
Stoneware with Jun glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 7.6 × 18.3 cm (3 × 7 3/16 in)
Style:
Jun ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Henan province, China
Date:
1279-1368
Period:
Yuan dynasty
Topic:
Jun 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:
F1901.124
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Jun ware bowl

Medium:
Stoneware with Jun glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 8.5 × 18.6 cm (3 3/8 × 7 5/16 in)
Style:
Jun ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Henan province, China
Date:
1279-1368
Period:
Yuan dynasty
Topic:
Jun 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:
F1901.125
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Chinese Lute Players, Shanghai

Maker:
Babson, Jane McCall  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 36 cm; 7 7/8 in x 14 3/16 in
Object Name:
block, wood
block, printing
Object Type:
Relief Processes
Date made:
1981
Subject:
China  Search this
ID Number:
2014.0143.01
Accession number:
2014.0143
Catalog number:
2014.0143.01
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Communications
Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Horse on Water with Chinese Lettering

Graphic artist:
Yang, Huan Pei  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 17 cm x 12.2 cm x 4 cm; 6 11/16 in x 4 13/16 in x 1 9/16 in
Object Name:
Block
block, printing
Object Type:
Woodcut
Associated Place:
China
Date made:
circa 2007
Subject:
China  Search this
Chinese  Search this
ID Number:
2007.0139.01
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Man with Tiger with Chinese Lettering

Graphic artist:
Yang, Huan Pei  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13.7 cm x 10.7 cm x 2.9 cm; 5 3/8 in x 4 3/16 in x 1 1/8 in
Object Name:
Block
block, printing
Object Type:
Woodcut
Associated Place:
China
Date made:
circa 2007
Subject:
China  Search this
Chinese  Search this
ID Number:
2007.0139.02
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Miniature urinal

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.9 x 6 x 5.5 cm (1 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Fujian province, China
Date:
1127-1368
Period:
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty
Topic:
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
water  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:
S2012.9.4047
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Sutra of the Great Demise (Mahaparinirvana Sutra) in standard script

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 20.9 x 380.3 cm (8 1/4 x 149 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Dunhuang, Gansu province, China
Date:
581-618
Period:
Sui dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Sui dynasty (581 - 618)  Search this
sutra  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
Mahaparinirvana Sutra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1982.2
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Guanyin of the Water Moon

Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 106.8 x 58.9 cm (42 1/16 x 23 3/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Dunhuang, Gansu province, China
Date:
968
Period:
Northern Song dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
moon  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
Guanyin  Search this
Amitabha Buddha  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
mandorla  Search this
kalasa  Search this
kundika  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.36
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