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Power|Play: China's Empress Dowager

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
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2011-12-23T17:49:58Z
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Art, Asian  Search this
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Pair of buckles

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D (1): 3.6 x 8 x 2.7 cm (1 7/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 1/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-20th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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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
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Bracelet

Medium:
Gold, stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3.5 x 19.5 x 1 cm (1 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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filigree  Search this
Credit Line:
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S2012.9.2075
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Box with cover

Medium:
Silver and gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1.5 x 7.9 x 5.5 cm (9/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
tree  Search this
horse  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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gilding  Search this
attendant  Search this
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chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
punching  Search this
equestrian  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
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S2012.9.2000a-b
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Double-prong kingfisher feather hairpin (chai, 钗) with butterfly and floral motif.

Medium:
Gilt metal, kingfisher feather, stone inlay.
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 17.5 x 4.6 x 1.7 cm (6 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-20th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
inlay  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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wirework  Search this
coiled 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
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S2012.9.2038
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Seed pod

Medium:
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 6 x 7.5 x 7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 2 3/4 in)
Style:
Yixing ware
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Yixing ware  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
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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
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S2012.9.3828
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Box (possibly held "cowrie" shells - see RLS1997.48. )

Medium:
Lacquer, mother of pearl on wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 24.4 x 12.2 x 3 cm (9 5/8 x 4 13/16 x 1 3/16 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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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:
S2012.9.4131a-f
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Hexagonal tray

Medium:
Lacquer over wood, mother-of-pearl, gilt metal.
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 1.4 x 12.9 cm (9/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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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:
S2012.9.4141
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Fluted bowl or coupe

Medium:
Lacquer, fabric (?)
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 2.7 x 8.5 cm (1 1/16 x 3 3/8 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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Accession Number:
S2012.9.4142
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Seal-paste box imitating champleve

Medium:
Porcelain with enamels
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3 x 5.6 x 5.6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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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:
S2012.9.3637a-b
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Jar

Medium:
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 14 x 7 cm (5 1/2 x 2 3/4 in)
Style:
Longquan type ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
late 17th-late 18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
green glaze  Search this
China  Search this
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Longquan type ware  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:
S2012.9.3638
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Miniature jar with two handles

Medium:
Stoneware with lead-silicate glazes
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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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:
S2012.9.3655
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Figure of a boy

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 5 x 5.3 x 1.5 cm (1 15/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
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Accession Number:
S2012.9.1168
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Garment hook (daigou) in the form of a Chinese lute with a dragon head in the style of the Warring States period

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 6.6 x 2 x 2.2 cm (2 5/8 x 13/16 x 7/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
19th-early 20th century
Period:
Possibly late Qing dynasty
Topic:
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Credit Line:
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Accession Number:
S2012.9.1273
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Carving with figures

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 33.5 x 22 x 10.1 cm (13 3/16 x 8 11/16 x 4 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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Accession Number:
S2012.9.864
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Two Female Musicians

Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 83.4 × 38.2 cm (32 13/16 × 15 1/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
probably 17th century
Period:
Late Ming or early Qing dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
woman  Search this
pipa  Search this
lute  Search this
China  Search this
musician  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.18
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Garment hook

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 9.4 x 2 x 2.2 cm (3 11/16 x 13/16 x 7/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Ming or Qing dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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carving  Search this
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Accession Number:
S2012.9.1445
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Brooch with ivory plaque

Medium:
Ivory, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
woman  Search this
China  Search this
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Accession Number:
S2012.9.1566
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Pair of single-prong gilt silver hairpins

Medium:
Silver, gilded.
Dimensions:
H x W x D (1): 16.9 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm (6 5/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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gilding  Search this
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chasing  Search this
punching  Search this
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Hair comb

Medium:
Tortoise shell hair comb with gold and pearl decoration
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 4.6 x 8.5 x 1.8 cm (1 13/16 x 3 3/8 x 11/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
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Accession Number:
S2012.9.3026
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