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Pictures from the Freer and Sackler Galleries

I've pulled out 32 pictures from our visit to the Freer and Sackler Galleries in DC, almost all Asian art, and posted them in this gallery or behind the cut, whichever method of browsing you prefer.

For almost all of these, I took pictures of the labels and so have more information; if you're curious, just ask.

Click the images for bigger versions (half the size of the originals; if you want higher res for some reason, I can do that).

Tomb guardian Tomb guardian

China, Eastern Zhou period, 4th c BCE.

Wood, pigments, deer antler.
Ritual wine container ('whatever it is meant to be') Ritual wine container ('whatever it is meant to be')

Zun, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th c. BCE.

Bronze.

Label: "It is not the physical attributes of the animal (whatever it is meant to be) but the animal's lumbering bulk that is the main concern here."
Ritual wine container (stylized owl) Ritual wine container (stylized owl)

Zun, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th c. BCE.

Bronze.
Ritual wine container (even more stylized owl) Ritual wine container (even more stylized owl)

You, Shang dynasty, 13th c. BCE.

Bronze.
Bhairava Bhairava

Nepal, 15th c.

Gilt-copper repousse with pigment.

Manifestation of Shiva.
Shiva Shiva

South India, 13th-14th c.

Bronze.
Ganesha Ganesha

South India, 13th c.

Chloritic schist.
Nandi the Bull Nandi the Bull

India, 12th c.

Bronze.
Four Scenes from the Life of the Buddha: The Enlightenment Four Scenes from the Life of the Buddha: The Enlightenment

Pakistan-Afghanistan, late 2nd-early 3d c. CE.

Schist.

(Note the fantastic creatures come to witness.)
Elephant throne leg Elephant throne leg

India, 13th c.

Ivory.
Nilgai and Hog Deer, from the Baburnama Nilgai and Hog Deer, from the Baburnama

Designed by Kanda and Mansur, India, ca. 1589.

Later-commissioned illustrations to the memoirs of Babur, founder of the Mughal empire.

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper.
Shrine of Parshvanatha Shrine of Parshvanatha

Shrine to the twenty-third Jain, India, 1097.

Brass and copper alloy.
Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz

By Sultan Muhammad Nur, historic Iran, 1523.

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper.
Samanid ceramic bowl Samanid ceramic bowl

Persia, 10th c. Inscribed with "It is said, those who are content with their own opinion, run into anger. Blessing to the owner."

Earthenware painted under glaze.
Jikoku-ten, Guardian of the East Jikoku-ten, Guardian of the East

One of a set of four Shitenno (Guardian Figures), Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333).

Wood with polychrome, gold, and crystal.
Tamon-ten, Guardian of the North Tamon-ten, Guardian of the North

One of a set of four Shitenno (Guardian Figures), Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333).

Wood with polychrome, gold, and crystal.
Komoku-ten, Guardian of the West Komoku-ten, Guardian of the West

One of a set of four Shitenno (Guardian Figures), Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333).

Wood with polychrome, gold, and crystal.
Zocho-ten, Guardian of the South Zocho-ten, Guardian of the South

One of a set of four Shitenno (Guardian Figures), Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333).

Wood with polychrome, gold, and crystal.
Pair of male figures in court dress Pair of male figures in court dress

Japan, Kamakura or Muromachi period, 14th c.

Wood.
Arrangement in White and Black Arrangement in White and Black

James McNeill Whistler, c. 1876.

Portrait of artist's model and mistress Maud Franklin.

Label: "This young woman, however, positively exudes vitality and challenges Whistler's notion that the sitter's personality should never take precedence over the arrangement of color and composition."
Stealing an Urn of Wine Stealing an Urn of Wine

Qi Baishi, China, 20th c.

Album leaf, ink and color on paper.
Chimera (side) Chimera (side)

China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st c. CE.

Bronze.
Chimera (front) Chimera (front)

China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st c. CE.

Bronze.
Animal (tapir?) Animal (tapir?)

China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, c. 500 BCE.

Bronze with cast decoration.

Question mark in original label.
Bird-shaped wine server Bird-shaped wine server

China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, c. 500-450 BCE.

Bronze with cast decoration, gold inlaid inscription.
Inlays of mosaic glass Inlays of mosaic glass

Ankh holding scepters; female portrait; Apis bull, symbol of the creator god Ptah; upper part of falcon.

Egypt, Ptolemaic period to Early Roman period, 304 BCE - 100 CE.
Glass inlays Glass inlays

Qebehsenuef, falcon-headed son of Horus, Egypt, Ptolemaic period, 304-30 BCE.

Profile of jackal-headed god Anubis, Egypt, New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BCE.

Profile of royal figure, Egypt, Dynasty 18, 1550-1307 BCE.
Bowl Bowl

China, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th c.

Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze.
Dish with incised decoration of ducks Dish with incised decoration of ducks

China, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th c.

Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze.
Bowl with incised lotus decoration Bowl with incised lotus decoration

China, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th c.

Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze; metal rim.
Vase with carved-slip decoration of lotus bouquet Vase with carved-slip decoration of lotus bouquet

Northern China, Cizhou ware, Northern Song or Jin dynasty, 12th c.

Stoneware with white and black slips under transparent colorless glaze.
Bottle with resist decoration of flowering plum branch Bottle with resist decoration of flowering plum branch

China, Jizhou ware, Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th c.

Stoneware with iron-rich pigment, dark and colorless glazes.

Zoo pictures next.

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