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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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Head of the disciple Ananda

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 32.1 x 23.2 x 18.8 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, South Cave, Fengfeng, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
disciple  Search this
China  Search this
Ananda  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.134
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Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
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Head of a Buddha

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment, from freestanding sculpture
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 42.7 x 25.3 x 32.2 cm (16 13/16 x 9 15/16 x 12 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Southern Xiangtangshan, possibly Caves 4-6, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
ushnisha  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.135
Restrictions & Rights:
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Lintel possibly showing the Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 86.6 x 146.2 x 17 cm (34 1/8 x 57 9/16 x 6 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
probably Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China
Date:
8th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.137
Restrictions & Rights:
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Seated lion

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 14.6 x 6.7 x 9.9 cm (5 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1911
Period:
Ming dynasty or Qing dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
guardian lion  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.140
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CC0
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Chair cover with a crane, lions, dragons, auspicious symbols and floral patterns

Medium:
Brocade (jin): woven silk and metal-wrapped threads
Dimensions:
H x W: 170 x 53.5 cm (66 15/16 x 21 1/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
crane  Search this
flower  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
cloud  Search this
sun  Search this
fungus  Search this
China  Search this
rock  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
weft patterning  Search this
brocading  Search this
twill  Search this
guardian lion  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.152
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Chair cover with a crane, lions, dragons, auspicious symbols and floral patterns

Medium:
Brocade (jin): woven silk and metal-wrapped threads
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.8 x 57 cm (7 x 22 7/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
crane  Search this
dragon  Search this
flower  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
cloud  Search this
sun  Search this
China  Search this
wave  Search this
rock  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
weft patterning  Search this
brocading  Search this
twill  Search this
guardian lion  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.153
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Brocade, silk. Oblong panel; chair cover

Medium:
Brocade (jin): woven silk and metal-wrapped threads
Dimensions:
H x W: 174.5 x 56 cm (68 11/16 x 22 1/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
weft patterning  Search this
brocading  Search this
twill  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.154
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Brocade panel

Medium:
Brocade (jin): woven silk and metal-wrapped threads
Dimensions:
H x W: 166.7 x 52.5 cm (65 5/8 x 20 11/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
weft patterning  Search this
brocading  Search this
twill  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.155
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Brocade panel

Medium:
Brocade (jin): woven silk and metal-wrapped threads
Dimensions:
H x W: 168.5 x 52.5 cm (66 5/16 x 20 11/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
weft patterning  Search this
brocading  Search this
twill  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.156
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Ornament with bear

Medium:
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 x 3.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/2 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:
F1913.188
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Belt plaque

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Inner Mongolia/Ordos, China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
animal  Search this
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.196
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Chariot fitting: axle cap

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.4 x 9.5 cm (3 5/16 x 3 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
1050-221 BCE
Period:
Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.197
Restrictions & Rights:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1913.197

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.8 x 2.9 x 0.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Glass
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.100
Restrictions & Rights:
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Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.9 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm (1 15/16 x 7/8 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.101
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Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan)

Medium:
Jade (?)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.1 x 2.4 x 0.3 cm (2 x 15/16 x 1/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
cicada  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.102
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edanmdm:fsg_F1914.102

Fragment of a ceremonial axe

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.6 x 4 x 0.2 cm (4 3/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.103
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Pendant in the form of a dragon

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.5 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 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
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
carving  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.104
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Jades for Life and Death
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Pottery: Unidentified form

Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 47.1 x 157.5 x 17.4 cm (18 9/16 x 62 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Han dynasty or earlier
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.108
Restrictions & Rights:
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Pottery: Unidentified form

Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 47.1 x 158.2 x 17.2 cm (18 9/16 x 62 5/16 x 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Han dynasty or earlier
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.109
Restrictions & Rights:
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