Collection Area: Chinese Art

1,864 objects



Marble sculpture of a squatting bear carved from one piece of stone. There is a hole at the top of the head with two drilled openings to allow object to be hung. The recesses for the nostrils and navel are also drilled. Color is a mottled off-white/light brown, with a black, glossy material seen in …


A Horse


Pendant in the form of a stag

The animal is seen crouching with its head turned back. The antlers are of a modest size. The eye may have served as a suspension hole. The work is done in flat planes without detailing lines. The stone is pale green. (Nicks on antler tips; spotty adhesions and/or soil adhering.)


Pendant in the form of a tiger

A pale green jade stalking tiger, with brown and cream markings. Reported to have been excavated at Anyang. (Slight dirt adhering; excellent condition.) This flat jade plaque represents an animal with only two feet, mushroom-shaped horns, fanged mouth, and a tail. Incised lines articulate the large eye and echo the contours of the horn. Pairs …