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Location: 241A Arts of Ancient China (48)
Finial
China, Henan province, Jincun, Warring States period
1930.730CCCC0
Cranes and Serpents
China, reportedly from Hunan province, Changsha, Warring States period (475-221 BC), State of Chu
1938.9CCCC0
Jar with Curvilinear Designs
Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan phase
1930.332CCCC0
The Kill
China, late Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1957.139CCCC0
Square Wine Container (Fangyou)
China, Henan province, probably Anyang, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1963.103CCCC0
Wine Cup (Jue)
China, Middle Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Erligang phase
1982.148CCCC0
Fluted Ring with Dragon Head (Huan)
China, Warring States period
1985.75CCCC0
The Hunt
China, late Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1957.141CCCC0
Bell (Bo Zhong)
China, Eastern Zhou dynasty
1962.44CCCC0
Hollow-Legged Tripod (Li Ding)
China, Shaanxi province, Xi'an,, Western Zhou dynasty
1961.203CCCC0
Wine Vessel (Hu)
China, Warring States period
1929.984CCCC0
Wine Cups (Jue)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1960.78CCCC0
Amulet in the Form of a Seated Figure with Bovine Head
Northeast China, Neolithic period, probably Hongshan culture
1953.628CCCC0
Wine Vessel (Zun)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1951.151CCCC0
Food Container (Gui)
China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC), Spring and Autumn period
1974.73CCCC0
Food Steamer (Xian)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase (c.1250-1046 BC) to early Western Zhou dynasty
1975.96CCCC0
Mirror with Four T's
China, Warring States period
1995.281CCCC0
Double-tier Mirror
China, Warring States period
1999.220CCCC0
Pair of Arc-shaped Pendants with Animal Mask and Interlaced Animal Bands...
China, Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1952.571CCCC0
Arc-shaped Pendant with Animal Mask and Interlaced Animal Bands (Huang)
China, Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1952.571.1CCCC0
Arc-shaped Pendant with Animal Mask and Interlaced Animal Bands (Huang)
China, Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1952.571.2CCCC0
Tripod (Ding)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1962.281CCCC0
Wine Beaker (Gu)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1960.43CCCC0
Plaque with Openwork Interlaced Dragons and Birds
China, Warring States period
1952.584CCCC0
Wine Vessel (Hu)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1944.61CCCC0
No image available
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1944.61.aCCCC0
No image available
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1944.61.bCCCC0
Chariot Canopy Shaft
China, Western Han dynasty
1992.233CCCC0
Wine vessel (Jue)
China, late Shang dynasty
1960.42CCCC0
Shallow Basin Supported by a Bird (Bian)
China, Warring States period
1991.8CCCC0
Wine Vessel (Fu Wu Zun)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1938.13CCCC0
Wine Vessel (Jia)
China, probably Henan province, Erlitou culture
1989.150CCCC0
Ceremonial Axe (Fu)
China, Erlitou Culture
1991.115CCCC0
Ceremonial Blade with Three Perforations (Dao)
Northwest China, late Neolithic period to early Bronze Age, Qijia culture
2009.83CCCC0
Bell (Lai Zhong)
China, Shaanxi province, Meixian, Western Zhou dynasty
1989.3CCCC0
Belt Hook
China, Warring States period
1950.248CCCC0
Ceremonial Disk-Axe (Yue)
Northeast China, Neolithic period, Hongshan Culture
1991.6CCCC0
Chariot Axle Cuff
China, Henan province, Western Zhou dynasty
1990.30CCCC0
Ceremonial Disk (Bi)
East China, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture
1917.974CCCC0
Collared Disk (Huan)
China, Shang dynasty
1952.583CCCC0
Wine Vessel (Jia)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
2005.54CCCC0
Ceremonial Tube (Cong)
China, Shang dynasty
1915.630CCCC0
Belt Hook
China, Warring States period
1950.249CCCC0
Crossbow Support
China, Late Warring States period
1947.3CCCC0
Chariot Handle Bar Cap
China, Warring States period
1985.128CCCC0
Tripod (Ding)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
2003.2CCCC0
Bird-shaped Urn
Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan phase
2007.276CCCC0
Ceremonial Disk with Grain Pattern (Bi)
China, Warring States period
1952.567CCCC0
Jar with Spiral Designs
Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Majiayao phase
2004.64CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Finial
China, Henan province, Jincun, Warring States period
1930.730Bronze inlaid with gold and silverOverall: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Cranes and Serpents
China, reportedly from Hunan province, Changsha, Warring States period (475-221 BC), State of Chu
1938.9Lacquered wood with polychromyOverall: 132.1 x 124.5 cm (52 x 49 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Jar with Curvilinear Designs
Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan phase
1930.332Earthenware with slip-painted decorationDiameter: 36.8 x 30.5 cm (14 1/2 x 12 in.); Overall: 36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.)Charles W. Harkness Endowment FundCCCC0
The Kill
China, late Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1957.139Painted clamshellOverall: 7.5 x 9 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Clark in memory of Flora L. TerryCCCC0
Square Wine Container (Fangyou)
China, Henan province, probably Anyang, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1963.103BronzeOverall: 26.7 x 13.4 cm (10 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Wine Cup (Jue)
China, Middle Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Erligang phase
1982.148BronzeOverall: 32.4 x 24.2 cm (12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Fluted Ring with Dragon Head (Huan)
China, Warring States period
1985.75Jade (nephrite)Overall: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Hunt
China, late Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1957.141Painted clamshellOverall: 7.5 x 9 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)Gift of Homer H. Tielke, Jr., in honor of the fortieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Homer H. Tielke, Sr.CCCC0
Bell (Bo Zhong)
China, Eastern Zhou dynasty
1962.44BronzeOverall: 41.4 cm (16 5/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Hollow-Legged Tripod (Li Ding)
China, Shaanxi province, Xi'an,, Western Zhou dynasty
1961.203BronzeDiameter: 27.7 cm (10 7/8 in.); Overall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)Gift from various donors by exchange and the John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Wine Vessel (Hu)
China, Warring States period
1929.984Bronze with gold inlayDiameter: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.); Diameter of mouth: 10.1 cm (4 in.); Overall: 27.6 cm (10 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Wine Cups (Jue)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1960.78BronzeOverall: 20.3 x 19.7 cm (8 x 7 3/4 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund and Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Amulet in the Form of a Seated Figure with Bovine Head
Northeast China, Neolithic period, probably Hongshan culture
1953.628Jade (nephrite)Overall: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)Gift of Severance A. MillikinCCCC0
Wine Vessel (Zun)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1951.151BronzeOverall: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)Gift from Howard Hollis and CompanyCCCC0
Food Container (Gui)
China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC), Spring and Autumn period
1974.73BronzeOverall: 34.3 x 44.5 cm (13 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Food Steamer (Xian)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase (c.1250-1046 BC) to early Western Zhou dynasty
1975.96BronzeOverall: 39.4 x 26.7 x 24.8 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Mirror with Four T's
China, Warring States period
1995.281BronzeDiameter: 10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.); Rim: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. LeeCCCC0
Double-tier Mirror
China, Warring States period
1999.220BronzeDiameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.); Overall: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.); Rim: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. LeeCCCC0
Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces and Angular Meanders
China, Warring States period
1995.270BronzeDiameter: 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.); Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.); Rim: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. LeeCCCC0
Ceremonial Dagger-Axe with Animal Masks (Ge)
China, Shang dynasty
1983.2Jade (nephrite)Overall: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pair of Arc-shaped Pendants with Animal Mask and Interlaced Animal Bands...
China, Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1952.571Jade (nephrite)Overall: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Arc-shaped Pendant with Animal Mask and Interlaced Animal Bands (Huang)
China, Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1952.571.1Jade (nephrite)Overall: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Arc-shaped Pendant with Animal Mask and Interlaced Animal Bands (Huang)
China, Warring States period (475-221 BC) to Western Han dynasty
1952.571.2NephriteOverall: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Tripod (Ding)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1962.281BronzeOverall: 24.5 x 20 cm (9 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Wine Beaker (Gu)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
1960.43BronzeDiameter: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); Overall: 26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Plaque with Openwork Interlaced Dragons and Birds
China, Warring States period
1952.584Jade (nephrite)Overall: 4.8 x 7.5 cm (1 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Wine Vessel (Hu)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1944.61BronzeOverall: 46.1 cm (18 1/8 in.); without cover: 41.7 cm (16 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
No image available
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1944.61.aBronzeOverall: 46.1 cm (18 1/8 in.); without cover: 41.7 cm (16 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
No image available
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1944.61.bBronzeOverall: 46.1 cm (18 1/8 in.); without cover: 41.7 cm (16 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Chariot Canopy Shaft
China, Western Han dynasty
1992.233Bronze inlaid with silverOverall: 42.4 cm (16 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Wine vessel (Jue)
China, late Shang dynasty
1960.42BronzeOverall: 22.7 x 17.2 cm (8 15/16 x 6 3/4 in.)Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund and Edward L. Wittemore FundCCCC0
Ceremonial Scepter with Animal Masks (Gui)
China, Shang dynasty
1972.154Jade (nephrite)Overall: 18.6 x 1.8 cm (7 5/16 x 11/16 in.)Gift of Mary B. Lee, C. Bingham Blossom, Dudley S. Blossom III, Laurel B. Kovacik, and Elizabeth B. Blossom, in memory of Elizabeth B. BlossomCCCC0
Shallow Basin Supported by a Bird (Bian)
China, Warring States period
1991.8Bronze inlaid with powdered malachite and azuriteOverall: 23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.); Diameter of base: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Wine Vessel (Fu Wu Zun)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
1938.13BronzeDiameter: 23.1 cm (9 1/8 in.); Overall: 25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Wine Vessel (Jia)
China, probably Henan province, Erlitou culture
1989.150BronzeOverall: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ceremonial Axe (Fu)
China, Erlitou Culture
1991.115Jade (nephrite)Overall: 10.5 x 0.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3/16 in.)Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of J. E. Eskenazi (Limited), LondonCCCC0
Ceremonial Blade with Three Perforations (Dao)
Northwest China, late Neolithic period to early Bronze Age, Qijia culture
2009.83Jade (nephrite)Overall: 35.2 cm (13 7/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin CollectionCCCC0
Bell (Lai Zhong)
China, Shaanxi province, Meixian, Western Zhou dynasty
1989.3BronzeOverall: 70.3 x 37 x 26.6 cm (27 11/16 x 14 9/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Belt Hook
China, Warring States period
1950.248Front: bronze inlaid with gold and turquoise; back: gilt bronzeOverall: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Ceremonial Disk-Axe (Yue)
Northeast China, Neolithic period, Hongshan Culture
1991.6Serpentine stoneOverall: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Chariot Axle Cuff
China, Henan province, Western Zhou dynasty
1990.30BronzeOverall: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ceremonial Disk (Bi)
East China, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture
1917.974Jade (nephrite)Diameter: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.); Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.); Inner diameter: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)Worcester R. Warner CollectionCCCC0
Collared Disk (Huan)
China, Shang dynasty
1952.583Jade (nephrite)Diameter: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.); Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.); Inner diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Wine Vessel (Jia)
China, late Shang dynasty (c.1600-c.1046 BC), Anyang phase
2005.54BronzeOverall: 50.8 cm (20 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ceremonial Tube (Cong)
China, Shang dynasty
1915.630Jade (nephrite)Overall: 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Belt Hook
China, Warring States period
1950.249Front: bronze inlaid with gold and turquoise; back: gilt bronzeOverall: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Crossbow Support
China, Late Warring States period
1947.3Bronze inlaid with silverOverall: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Chariot Handle Bar Cap
China, Warring States period
1985.128Bronze inlaid with silverOverall: 9.5 x 7.1 cm (3 3/4 x 2 13/16 in.)Gift in appreciation of Dr. Sherman E. Lee's contribution to the study of Far Eastern Art by Eskenazi Limited, LondonCCCC0
Tripod (Ding)
China, early Western Zhou dynasty
2003.2BronzeOverall: 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.)Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Bird-shaped Urn
Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan phase
2007.276Earthenware with slip-painted decorationOverall: 26.7 x 31.1 x 27.9 cm (10 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 11 in.)Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski in honor of Dr. Ju-hsi ChouCCCC0
Ceremonial Disk with Grain Pattern (Bi)
China, Warring States period
1952.567Jade (nephrite)Diameter: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Jar with Spiral Designs
Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Majiayao phase
2004.64Earthenware with slip-painted decorationDiameter: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.); Overall: 45.2 cm (17 13/16 in.)Gift of Donna S. and James S. Reid, Jr. in honor of Dr. Ju-hsi ChouCCCC0