Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
969 documents - page 1 of 49

Circular plaque with dragon interlace

Medium:
Bronze with gold foil
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 1 x 13.2 cm (3/8 x 5 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Probably Henan province, China
Date:
6th-5th century 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
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
repousse  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:
S2012.9.4937
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36f65b550-dba0-4235-a0a1-8366081c2fa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.4937

Pendant in the form of a ring

Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.7 x 4.7 cm (1/4 x 1 7/8 in)
Type:
Stone
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
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
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:
S2012.9.140
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3eb456eb3-1555-4213-b300-993945ea08fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.140

Cowrie shell

Medium:
Cowrie shell with gold foil covering
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 1.8 x 1.2 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Natural Material
Exchange Media
Origin:
probably Henan province, China
Date:
600-500 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 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:
S2012.9.380
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34fec084f-5999-476c-9852-13352cf18c89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.380

Cowrie shell

Medium:
Cowrie shell with gold foil covering
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 2.2 x 1.7 cm (7/8 x 11/16 in)
Type:
Natural Material
Exchange Media
Origin:
probably Henan province, China
Date:
600-500 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 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:
S2012.9.381
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye373699485-875b-4aef-a286-d43760d846b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.381

Chain with beads and clasp

Medium:
Gold, jade (nephrite), amber, and turquoise
Dimensions:
Length x Diam (overall): 70.3 x 4.4 cm (27 11/16 x 1 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Jincun, Luoyang, Henan province, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
nephrite  Search this
wirework  Search this
plaited wire  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:
S2012.9.4934
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye349557c1d-a932-4f84-9f05-36812372b2d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.4934

Sword (jian), fragment

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 15.6 x 5.1 x 3.9 cm (6 1/8 x 2 x 1 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
sword  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:
S2012.9.609
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye397bb3a44-4b6c-4a37-bf39-954e2eac6050
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.609

Signaling bell (zheng)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.1 x 13.1 x 12.3 cm (16 3/16 x 5 3/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
possibly Sichuan province, South China
Date:
300-200 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  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
Accession Number:
S1999.120.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36b9c76a5-6576-47b4-a04a-993e8b28295e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1999.120.19
Online Media:

Cylindrical wine container

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.9 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm (7 1/16 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Shandong province, China
Date:
4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
wine  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
Accession Number:
S1999.120.4a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3790ebdd6-194e-4912-ba65-f3feb18d3a69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1999.120.4a-b

Cylindrical wine container

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.1 x 7.1 x 5.6 cm (5 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Shandong province, China
Date:
4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
wine  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
Accession Number:
S1999.120.5a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e6c32ede-f505-43e7-8715-7214acb98915
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1999.120.5a-b

Cylindrical wine container

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 40.1 x 17.6 x 15.1 cm (15 13/16 x 6 15/16 x 5 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Shandong province, China
Date:
4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
wine  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
Accession Number:
S1999.120.6a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a0ff2a88-94d4-4151-a0eb-e4890df713aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1999.120.6a-b

Tomb guardian figure

Medium:
Wood, pigment, and deer antler
Dimensions:
H x W x D (assembled): 57.5 x 27.5 x 30.8 cm (22 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 12 1/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Hunan province, Middle Yangtze River valley, China
Date:
ca. 4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
deer  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
funerary  Search this
tomb guardian  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas Colville in honor of Jenny So
Accession Number:
S2000.125a-l
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye361b85a6d-5299-44ba-9d1d-76773e21a9dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2000.125a-l

Ritual wine container (Hu)

Medium:
Bronze Cast
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35 x 23.7 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 5/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
6th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.323
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye321b1d66f-f605-40a6-bc2b-67ab98dcc19e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.323

Ritual wine container (hu)

Medium:
Bronze Cast
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38 x 13.4 x 15.2 cm (14 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 6 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Zinzheng, Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 6th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.325a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye376ec58db-8738-4cd8-989d-82cc1d67e15a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.325a-b

Ritual cooking vessel (ding)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 34.5 x 37 x 30.7 cm (13 9/16 x 14 9/16 x 12 1/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Xinzheng, Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 7th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
cooking  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.326
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31a01223e-75a7-469c-95aa-c1fb0d040927
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.326

Ritual wine container (hu)

Medium:
Bronze and copper; cast and inlaid
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 43 x 26.3 x 25 cm (16 15/16 x 10 3/8 x 9 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.347a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye383f3410b-e0eb-4f5a-b10a-05ad397a6539
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.347a-b

Ritual food vessel (Ding)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.2 x 21.7 x 18 cm (6 x 8 9/16 x 7 1/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.349a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34f2de82a-4e1e-4f9f-bc17-0fba255838e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.349a-b

Ritual wine container (hu)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29.7 x 22.2 x 20 cm (11 11/16 x 8 3/4 x 7 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.350
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e84fba7c-3689-4d2a-8015-30f9351579bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.350

Ritual wine container (Hu)

Medium:
Bronze with copper and other metal inlay
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 34.4 x 25.6 x 24.4 cm (13 9/16 x 10 1/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.410
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d0848274-e711-4fdb-8478-ba3bde325a16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.410

Garment hook

Medium:
Bronze, stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm (3 9/16 x 1 1/16 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
400-200 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.411
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3353cb84d-252f-4654-9813-da1383b1eed3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.411

Garment hook

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay and gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm (3 7/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
300-200 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou to Western Han dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.412
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye37dffb0b4-da42-4c18-a2d3-4ca1ec458fad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.412
Online Media:

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery