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Asian Art
Cup in the form of a boy clinging to a lotus stalk
China
17th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Mirror; back decorated with birds and scrolling vines
China
Tang dynasty (618–906)
Asian Art
Belthook (daiguo) decorated with a monkey
China
4th–3rd century BCE, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–227 BCE)
Asian Art
Head of a bodhisattva
China
Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)
Asian Art
Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy, in the form of Yulan, patron saint of fishermen, carrying a basket with a fish
China
Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279
Asian Art
Flower-shaped cup with a handle in the form of a dragon
China
17th-18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Vase in the form of a double gourd decorated with passion fruit flowers
China
Jiajing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty
Asian Art
Goddess
Nepal
17th–18th century
Asian Art
Head of a Buddhist monk
Mathura, India
Kushan period, ca. 2nd century CE
Asian Art
Rantei of Kyoto
Hananaga tengu (goblin with a human body, wings, and a long nose) holding a fan
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Tomotada
Chinese sage carrying a foal
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Yan Yingkui, calligraphy by Zhang Yuan
The Four Seasons
China
Early 16th century, Ming dynasty
Asian Art
Pair of cloisonné enamel "Hundred Deer" vases
China
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911, Qianlong period, 1736-1795
Asian Art
Ancestral portrait: a Court official from the Lin family and his wife
China
Late 19th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Cup in an archaistic style
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Boulder with landscape scene and inscription
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Wrist rest; underside carved with Immortals
China
18th–19th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Cup carved with Immortals and demons peeking from small openings
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Carving in the form of a finger citron, also known as ''Buddha's hand''
China
19th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Bookcase with three shelves
China
17th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Cupboard with two doors
China
17th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Perfumer carved with figures in a landscape
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Mantelpiece set decorated with floral panels
China
Kangxi period (1662–1722), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Censer with lion-head handles
China
17th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Standing figure of a Buddhist disciple
China
Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Asian Art
Belthook (daiguo)
China
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–227 BCE)
Asian Art
Belt hook (daiguo)
China
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–227 BCE)
Asian Art
Vessel in the form of a mythical animal (bixie)
China
Western Jin dynasty (265-317)
Asian Art
Belthook (daiguo)
China
4th–3rd century BCE, Eastern Zhou dynasty
Asian Art
Axle-cap and linchpin
China
3rd–2nd century BCE, late Eastern Zhou dynasty – early Western Han dynasty
Asian Art
Head of a bodhisattva
China
Tang dynasty (618–906)
Asian Art
Bust of bodhisattva
China
Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)
Asian Art
Head of Buddha
China
Tang dynasty (618–906)
Asian Art
Zheng Xuye
Snuff bottle painted inside with "One Hundred Butterflies"
China
1997
Asian Art
Wrist rest; underside carved with “One Hundred Children at Play”
China
19th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
“Devil’s Work” ball with fourteen movable balls
Canton, China
19th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Dish decorated with flowers
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Brush holder decorated with landscapes in panels
China
Kangxi period (1662–1722), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Large plate decorated with a "Brocaded Imari" design
China
Kangxi period (1662–1722), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Snuff bottle painted inside with animals
China
20th century
Asian Art
Brush rest in the form of five dragon mountain peaks
China
Wanli period (1573–1619), Ming dynasty
Asian Art
Hexagonal vase with lid decorated with a bird on a rock
China
Kangxi period (1662–1722), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Kendi drinking vessel in the form of an elephant
China
16th century, Ming dynasty
Asian Art
Bird beak carved with figures playing a board game
China
18th–19th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Pair of beer mugs decorated with flowers and birds
China
Qianlong period (1736–1795), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Water vessel in the form of two mandarin ducks, with a lotus leaf lid
China
14th–15th century, Ming dynasty
Asian Art
Two plates decorated with flowering branches, flowers, and a peach
China
Qianlong period (1736–1795), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Teapot with bird’s-head spout and twisted rope handle
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
“Marco Polo” censer
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Large plate decorated with a flowering plant
China
Wanli period (1573–1619), Ming dynasty
Asian Art
Two eggshell-thin cups with matching saucers, painted with a scene of dancing ladies
China
Kangxi period (1662–1722), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Dish with scalloped rim
China
14th century, Yuan dynasty
Asian Art
Pair of plaques in the form of dragons
China
Warring States Period, 475-221 BCE
Asian Art
Man’s chamberpot in the shape of a tiger
China
5th–6th century
Asian Art
Brushwasher carved with flowers
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Astrological disc (bi) carved with comma spirals
China
Han dynasty, 206 BCE – 220 CE
Asian Art
Jar carved with auspicious characters
China
17th century, late Ming dynasty
Asian Art
Rhyton decorated with an animal mask (taotie) and circles
China
12th–14th century, Yuan dynasty
Asian Art
Beaker vase in an archaistic style
China
Qianlong period (1736–1795), Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Alms bowl
China
5th–6th century
Asian Art
Funerary vase with five spouts
China
Song dynasty, 960–1279
Asian Art
Boulder in the form of a mountain with a grotto
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
White Tara
Tibet
15th century
Asian Art
The teacher Arhat Bakula, a disciple of Buddha, holding a jewel-spitting mongoose
Tibet
17th century
Asian Art
Ritual scepter (vajra)
Tibet
19th century
Asian Art
Amoghapasha Lokeshvara
Nepal
Mid-16th century
Asian Art
Tsongkhapa
Tibet
18th century
Asian Art
Votive plaque (tsatsa) with Tantric deity
Tibet
20th century
Asian Art
Buddhist reliquary (stūpa)
Tibet
ca. 17th century
Asian Art
A manuscript cover decorated with Tantric deities
Tibet
17th century
Asian Art
A manuscript cover decorated with Tantric deities
Tibet
17th century
Asian Art
Butter lamp with cover
Tibet
19th century
Asian Art
Yakshi Celebratory Procession
Chandraketugarh, West Bengal, North India, India
2nd century BCE – 1st century CE
Asian Art
Buddha on a seat supported by lions
Central India
10th century
Asian Art
Seated Buddha
Mathura, India
Kushan period, ca. 2nd century CE
Asian Art
Head of an elderly woman with a twisted headscarf
Uttar Pradesh, India
4th-6th century
Asian Art
Head of a man
Mathura, India
4th–5th century
Asian Art
Head of a young man
Gandhara, India
2nd–3rd century
Asian Art
The goddess Ganga riding on a large fish on the river Ganges
Kangra, Punjab Hills, India
ca. 1860
Asian Art
Shiva’s family
Kangra, Punjab Hills, India
ca. 1890
Asian Art
Vishnu and Lakshmi on a royal seat, worshipped by a crowned Garuda and by a lady holding a fly whisk, an emblem of authority
Kangra, Punjab Hills, India
1840–60
Asian Art
Army of Hindu gods and demons
Kangra, Punjab Hills, India
ca. 1850
Asian Art
Shiva with five faces and water pouring from his head into the river Ganges
Mankot, Punjab Hills, India
ca. 1710
Asian Art
Rama and Hanuman battling Ravana, the Demon King, and his army
Kangra, Punjab Hills, India
18th century
Asian Art
Vishnu and Lakshmi seated on the back of Garuda, Vishnu’s attendant animal
Bundi, Rajasthan, India
1810
Asian Art
Rama and Hanuman, King of the Monkeys, meet in the forest
Kangra, Punjab Hills, India
18th century
Asian Art
Skanda, God of War, the son of Shiva and Parvati, on his attendant animal, the peacock
Central India
ca. 8th century
Asian Art
Vishnu in his form as Varaha, the boar
Eastern India
ca. 11th century
Asian Art
Hidemasa of Osaka
Hunter with a captured monkey
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Hogyoku of Edo (Tokyo)
Boy holding a rabbit
Japan
Late 19th century
Asian Art
Shozan
Five boys performing a shishimai dance
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753–1806
Woman holding a sake cup and a girl with a sake kettle
Japan
ca. 1795
Asian Art
Kitagawa Utamaro, 1753–1806
A young man playing with a baby held in its mother’s arms
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Yoshitomo of Kyoto
The Immortal Kinko riding a giant carp
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Buddhist priest
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Pair of covered cups
Japan
19th century
Asian Art
Noh mask of a young woman (ko-omote)
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Noh mask of a young man (kantan-otoko)
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Noh mask of an old woman (uba)
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Noh mask of a fierce, eagle-nosed old man (washibana-akujo)
Japan
19th century, Edo period
Asian Art
Small cabinet (kodansu) with three drawers
Japan
19th century
Asian Art
Mask for a Kyogen performance
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Writing box (suzuribako) containing an inkstone and a waterdropper, decorated with a design of inro and netsuke, and a landscape inside
Japan
18th century
Asian Art
Inro decorated with a landscape
Japan
19th century
Asian Art
Dutchman carrying a child on his back
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
A disciple of Buddha sitting on a rock
Japan
Early 18th century
Asian Art
The Immortal Kanzan holding an open scroll
Japan
Mid-18th century
Asian Art
Immortal holding a peony
Japan
Mid-18th century
Asian Art
Guanyu, Chinese God of War
Japan
Mid-19th century
Asian Art
In the style of Risuke Garaku, Osaka
Head of a karasu tengu, (bird-headed goblin)
Japan
19th century
Asian Art
Shishi (mythical lion) on a rocky base
Japan
Early 19th century
Asian Art
Chinese coins
Japan
Mid-18th century
Asian Art
The poetess Ono no Komachi as an old woman
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Mask of Hannya, a jealous, vengeful woman who was turned into a demon
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Ama (girl shell diver)
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Acrobat standing on his hands on a drum
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Seated kirin (mythical animal)
Japan
Mid-18th century
Asian Art
Ashinaga and Tenaga, known as״Long Legs״ and “Long Arms״
Japan
Early-mid 18th century
Asian Art
Rooster
Japan
Late 18th century
Asian Art
Noh mask of a fierce, eagle-nosed old man (washibana-akujo)
Japan
19th century, Edo period