Detail image, Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, Southern Xiangtangshan Cave Temples, Cave 2. Northern Qi dynasty, 550–577. Limestone with traces of pigment. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1921.1

Detail, Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, Southern Xiangtangshan Cave Temples, Cave 2. Northern Qi dynasty, 550–577. Limestone with traces of pigment. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1921.1

Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

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Detail image, sitigarbha Bodhisattva 南無地藏菩薩像; Hanging scroll (mounted on panel); Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century; Ink, color, and gold on silk; China, Dunhuang; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1935.11

Detail, sitigarbha Bodhisattva 南無地藏菩薩像; Hanging scroll (mounted on panel); Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century; Ink, color, and gold on silk; China, Dunhuang; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1935.11

Enlightened Beings: Buddhism in Chinese Paintings

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Image, Fragments, 2005. Ironwood (tieli). Tables, chairs, parts of beams, and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Sigg Collection

Fragments, 2005. Ironwood (tieli). Tables, chairs, parts of beams, and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Sigg Collection

Perspectives: Ai Weiwei

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Detail image, Birds and Flowers; Album; Hua Yan (1682-1756); Qing dynasty, 1747; Album of ten leaves; ink and color on paper; China; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1960.25a-j

Detail, Birds and Flowers; Album; Hua Yan (1682-1756); Qing dynasty, 1747; Album of ten leaves; ink and color on paper; China; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1960.25a-j

Winged Spirits: Birds in Chinese Painting

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Detail image, Yaozhou ware vase; Vase; Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th century; Stoneware with celadon glaze; Yaozhou ware; China, Shaanxi province, Tongguan county, Yaozhou kilns; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; Freer Gallery of Art F1919.90

Detail, Yaozhou ware vase; Vase; Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th century; Stoneware with celadon glaze; Yaozhou ware; China, Shaanxi province, Tongguan county, Yaozhou kilns; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; Freer Gallery of Art F1919.90

Chinese Ceramics: 10th–13th Century

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Detail image, Foliated mirror with birds and floral scrolls; Mirror; Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century; Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration; China; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art; F1930.45

Detail, Foliated mirror with birds and floral scrolls; Mirror; Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century; Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration; China; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art; F1930.45

Silk Road Luxuries from China

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Detail image, Portrait of a Manchu Noblewoman; Hanging scroll; Qing dynasty, probably 19th century; Ink and color on silk; China; Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery S1991.58

Detail, Portrait of a Manchu Noblewoman; Hanging scroll; Qing dynasty, probably 19th century; Ink and color on silk; China; Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery S1991.58

Family Matters: Portraits from the Qing Court

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