Collection Area: Chinese Art

172 objects
F1919.174

Luohans Moving Through Forests and Sea

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In this painting two luohan crossing the sea, one riding a dragon and another a turtle, are greeted by an emperor-like figure holding a scholar’s tablet, bowing in respect. A servant carries a tripod vessel on his head as a gift. The scroll ends with three women at the door of an underwater palace.

F1903.114

Palace Ladies by a Lotus Pond

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Signature at lower left; total of 27 seals (17 on painting), four inscriptions (poems) on painting, five colophons, no labels. Unused frontispiece with cloud motif. Ivory pin. Depicting a scene of women, children and servants (total of fifteen figures) engaged in various activities, including playing weiqi and playing musical instruments, both inside and outside a …

S2012.9.4127a-b

Box with cover

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Brownish red rectangular cigarette box made of molded lacquer or lacquer-like material with a metal interior divided into two small compartments. Lid features scene of women in garden setting.