Maebyong vase, celadon glaze

This large maebyong vase is the Korean version of the Chinese…

Eight-panel folding screen: genre scenes

This painted silk folding screen is signed Kim Hong-do (1745-1815?).…

Ten-panel folding screen: flowers and birds

The strikingly Hwajodo "flowers and birds" motif used by Yi Han-Ch’ol…

Portrait of the high-ranking dignitary, Cho Man-Yong

This work is a masterpiece of restraint, skillfully blending…

Jar with dragon decoration

The decoration here depicts a dragon lost in the clouds-a theme…

Jiandiping amphora

This amphora has a slender profile. The narrow neck extends downwards…

zhulong (Dragon-pig)

The zhulong (literally, "dragon-pig"), a magical creature, has…

cong (jade tube)

The square outer section of this piece encloses an empty cylinder.…

Camondo zun (wine vessel)

Despite its monumental appearance, this standing elephant with…

liding (sacrificial vase)

This liding funerary recipient is composed of three juxtaposed…

Deer-shaped drum mounting

This reclining deer with its legs folded along its body, oval-shaped…

Silver Casket, dated 1024

Esthetically, this cubical casket mounted on a low, flared base…

Northern celadon ewer

This ewer, with its globe-shaped belly and high, fluted neck,…

Fluted bowl

This ewer, with its globe-shaped belly and high, fluted neck,…

meiping Vase

This vase offers an interesting and rare example of Yuan ceramics.…

Wardrobe

Originally, this wardrobe was one of a pair, and was topped by…

Small jade cup

This extremely important piece, a circular cup mounted on a small,…

Thousand Flowers Vase

The reign of Qianlong witnessed a gradual lessening of formal…

Pack-camel and camel driver

The sculptor’s treatment of the fur of this Bactriane camel…

hu Wine Vase

This slender, curved, pear-shaped bottle is made of gilded bronze.…

The Mausoleum of the first Emperor, Qin shihuang

The significance of this site where, sixty years later, a terracotta…

Dragon plaque

This large green nephrite plaque represents a dragon with its…

Lady with chignon mingqi (tomb figure)

This court lady belongs to a stylistic phase characteristic of…

Standing horse mingqi (tomb figure)

This animal, with its body solidly planted on sturdy legs and…

Statue of the luohan Tamrabhadra

The term luohan (Sanskrit: arhat) describes the Buddhas original…

Bamboo leaves

This vertical scroll painting depicts the top of a clump of bamboo.…

Jingting Mountains in autumn

This scroll, which faithfully adopts the traditional Chinese…

"First Ode to the Red Cliff"

According to the long colophon by the artist himself, this work…

Kazaks offering horses in tribute to the Emperor Qianlong

This painting depicts Kazak envoys from the West offering a tribute…

Standing Buddha

Buddha is represented standing, his legs slightly spread. The…

Buddha head

This round, almost spherical head of Buddha -the face dignified…

Episode from the life of Buddha "The Subjugation of Mara"

This illustrated scene depicts the attacks led by Mara, god of…

Pilgrim monk carrying books

This painting depicts a stereotyped image widespread throughout…

Meditating Buddha in a niche

Buddha is depicted, his head circled by a halo, sitting beneath…

Bodhisattva head

Elongated locks of hair, which provide a touch of decorative…

Jayavarman VII

Although it bears no royal insignia or any finery, this is the…

Wheel of the Law (Dharmacakra)

This Wheel of the Law, characteristic of pre-Thai Dvaravati Buddhist…

Ornamented Buddha

It is open to conjecture whether this image of the Buddha decked…

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

This statuette, its face immersed in deep introspection, represents…

Song Da Drum (known as the Moulié Drum)

This drum is composed of a resonant top resting on a flared torus,…