Empress Xiaoxian (detail). China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1771, with repainting possibly 19th century. Ignatius Sichelbarth (Ai Qimeng), Yi Lantai, and possibly Wang Ruxue. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Sturgis Hinds, 1956, E33619. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.
Woman's robe (munisak); Central Asia, 1850–99; wool, cotton, and silk; Gift of Guido Goldman, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2005.16
“To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia” Explores the Origins of the Ikat and the Links to Their Contemporary Counterparts
Ahmad Shah Qajar and his Cabinet; S2013.4
After-hours Special Preview of “The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran” Feb. 23
Buddha; China, Tang dynasty (618–907), early 7th century; hollow-core lacquer with pigment and gilding; Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art, F1944.46
“Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha” Brings New Understanding
to Sixth- and Seventh-century Buddha Sculptures