Traditional Art

  • Blade

    China. Late Neolithic period (c. 2000 B.C.E.).

    Blade, n.d.

    Black nephrite

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan B. Hart

    ID Number: SC 1961:92–3

  • Incense Burner (Boshanlu type)

    China. Western Han Period (206 B.C.E.–8 C.E.), 1st century B.C.E.

    Incense Burner (Boshanlu type), n.d.

    Bronze

    Promised gift of Dr. Elizabeth E. Force

  • Departure of Lady Wenji from the Nomad Camp

    China. Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century.

    Departure of Lady Wenji from the Nomad Camp, n.d.

    Hanging scroll (mounted on panel): ink and color on silk

    Purchased with the Drayton Hillyer Fund

    ID Number: SC 1949:12–1

  • Peach Bloom Vase

    China. Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi mark and reign (1662–1722).

    Peach Bloom Vase, n.d.

    Porcelain with red and pale green glazes

    Gift of Arthur Svihla in memory of his wife, Ruth Isobel Dowell, class of 1920

    ID Number: SC 1977:1

  • Competition Between Poets of Different Periods—Portraits of the Poets Fujiwara no Kanesuke and Fujiwara no Toshitada

    Japan. Nambokuchō period, 14th century.

    Competition Between Poets of Different Periods—Portraits of the Poets Fujiwara no Kanesuke and Fujiwara no Toshitada, n.d.

    Section of a handscroll mounted as a hanging scroll; ink on paper

    Gift of Philip Hofer in honor of President Jill Ker Conway

    ID Number: SC 1983:19

  • Mistress and Confidante Seated on Carpet in Courtyard

    India. Rajasthan, probably Bikaner. c. late 18th century.

    Mistress and Confidante Seated on Carpet in Courtyard,

    Opaque water base colors and gold on paper

    Bequest of John Kenneth Galbraith

    ID Number: SC 2007:4–5

  • Shakyamuni and Scenes from His Life

    Tibet (probably Amdo, Eastern Tibet). First half of 19th century.

    Shakyamuni and Scenes from His Life,

    Tangka painting: mineral pigments on sized cotton (missing the cloth mounts and wooden dowels)

    Bequest of Henry L. Seaver

    ID Number: SC 1976:54–438

  • Clear Weather, Southern Breeze (Gaifû Kaisei) from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku Sanjûrokkei)

    Katsushika Hokusai. Japanese, 1760–1849

    Clear Weather, Southern Breeze (Gaifû Kaisei) from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku Sanjûrokkei), 1831

    Woodcut printed in color on thin cream colored Asian paper

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Barker (Margaret Clark Rankin, class of 1908)

    ID Number: SC 1968:245