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Censer with elephant-shaped handles, Qing Dynasty
Ewer with a handle

Ewer with a handle

Two Jars. At the beginning of the 20th century, the former collector of these jars, Francois Bourdrez (1901-1939), worked as a water engineer for the Chinese government. He drowned in 1939 while surveying the n... More

Sword with Scabbard Mounts, bronze
Rituele wijnbeker, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Rituele wijnbeker, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Ritual Cauldron, Tall Wine Cup, Tripod Wine Cup, and Wine Vessel. These four objects were used for libations of wine during ritual offerings. They are known as jia, gu, jue and yu. Ancient Chinese bronzes were ... More

Rituele plengbeker, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Rituele plengbeker, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Ritual Cauldron, Tall Wine Cup, Tripod Wine Cup, and Wine Vessel. These four objects were used for libations of wine during ritual offerings. They are known as jia, gu, jue and yu. Ancient Chinese bronzes were ... More

Pair of Dagger-Axes (<i>Ge</i>)
Ritueel vat, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Ritueel vat, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Ritual Cauldron, Tall Wine Cup, Tripod Wine Cup, and Wine Vessel. These four objects were used for libations of wine during ritual offerings. They are known as jia, gu, jue and yu. Ancient Chinese bronzes were ... More

Chinese Bowl
Mask, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Mask, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

The human face is only rarely found on ancient Chinese bronzes. This mask features large ears, bulging eyes, a huge nose, and an enormous open mouth clearly revealing teeth. It must have made a terrifying impre... More

Rituele offerschaal, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Rituele offerschaal, Bronze, Chinese Collection Rijksmuseum.

Ritual Cauldron, Tall Wine Cup, Tripod Wine Cup, and Wine Vessel. These four objects were used for libations of wine during ritual offerings. They are known as jia, gu, jue and yu. Ancient Chinese bronzes were ... More

Pair of Dagger-Axes (Ge)
Kneeling Figure, China
Sword with Scabbard Mounts, bronze
Swords with Scabbard Mounts, bronze
Ewer with a handle

Ewer with a handle

Two Jars. At the beginning of the 20th century, the former collector of these jars, Francois Bourdrez (1901-1939), worked as a water engineer for the Chinese government. He drowned in 1939 while surveying the n... More

Incense burner, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

Incense burner, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

This incense burner represents a mythical mountain where immortals roam. Such objects in the form of a mountain may have symbolized the entrance to the supernatural world, which the Han Chinese believed could b... More

Funerary Urn (Hunping), China
Chinese Shawl
Case (Inrō) with Design of Zodiac Animals beside Chinese Sages and Scrolls
Chinese Dung Chen, copper alloy, Ming dynasty
Chinese Shawl
Chinese Piece

Chinese Piece

Made in China

Theatrical Costume for the Role of a Buddhist Cleric
Chinese Box
Chinese Piece

Chinese Piece

Made in China

Chinese Pendant
Chinese Fan
Chinese Lorgnette fan
Chinese Robe
Chinese Piece

Chinese Piece

Made in China

Chinese Bowl
Chinese Helmet
Chinese Robe
Chinese Ornament
Chinese Fan
Chinese Pendant
Chinese Necklace
Chinese Waistcoat
Chinese Fan

Chinese Fan

Made in China

Tray with Chinese characters, bats, and fruits
Water Dropper in the Form of a Kneeling Hunchbacked Chinese Man
Chinese Pendant
Chinese Dung-Chen, copper alloy, Ming dynasty
Chinese Xun
Chinese Fan
Tray with dragon and Chinese characters, Ming dynasty
Chinese Chinese Palampore, Qing Dynasty
Inkstone in the Shape of the Chinese Character "Wind" (Feng)

Inkstone in the Shape of the Chinese Character "Wind" (Feng)

Accession Number: 1994.451 Song dynasty (960–1279)

Chinese Length of painted silk
Chinese Piece

Chinese Piece

Made in China

Chinese Dressing Glass
Chinese Button
Chinese Fan
Chinese Lion (Shishi)
Buddha Head, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

Buddha Head, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

The word buddha means ‘the enlightened one’ in Sanskrit. This head was originally part of a complete body. The marble is smooth and delicately carved, the facial features in particular are elegantly executed. W... More

Sword with Scabbard Mounts, bronze
Sword with Scabbard Mounts, bronze
Swords with Scabbard Mounts, bronze
Fragment of an Imported Chinese Bowl
Phoenix-head ewer, Tang sancai ware
Incense holder sculpture, Asia

Incense holder sculpture, Asia

Een standaard van steengoed met zes houders voor wierook, gedeeltelijk bedekt met een grijsgroen glazuur. Boven de voet een schaalvorm met in het centrum een poot met aan de bovenzijde een platte, ringvormige v... More

Two guardian figures, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

Two guardian figures, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

These two figures once served as guardians to the entrance of the burial chamber of a Chinese tomb. Their decoration with coloured glazes was particularly costly and reveals the high status of the deceased. The... More

Two guardian figures, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

Two guardian figures, Chinese Ceramics, Rijksmuseum.

These two figures once served as guardians to the entrance of the burial chamber of a Chinese tomb. Their decoration with coloured glazes was particularly costly and reveals the high status of the deceased. The... More

A bodhisattva, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

A bodhisattva, sculpture collection Rijksmuseum

During the Tang dynasty the route to India attracted many travellers, including Chinese Buddhist monks on pilgrimages to the region where the Buddha had once preached. Near this route were the caves of Mount Ti... More

Tomb figures of horses and camels

Tomb figures of horses and camels

These figures were once painted and equipped with reins and bridles of wood and fabric or leather. They were placed in tombs, to accompany the deceased in the afterlife. From the riders’ headgear and faces, it ... More

Tomb figures of horses and camels

Tomb figures of horses and camels

These figures were once painted and equipped with reins and bridles of wood and fabric or leather. They were placed in tombs, to accompany the deceased in the afterlife. From the riders’ headgear and faces, it ... More

Tomb figures of horses and camels

Tomb figures of horses and camels

These figures were once painted and equipped with reins and bridles of wood and fabric or leather. They were placed in tombs, to accompany the deceased in the afterlife. From the riders’ headgear and faces, it ... More

Tomb figures of horses and camels

Tomb figures of horses and camels

These figures were once painted and equipped with reins and bridles of wood and fabric or leather. They were placed in tombs, to accompany the deceased in the afterlife. From the riders’ headgear and faces, it ... More

Tomb figures of horses and camels

Tomb figures of horses and camels

These figures were once painted and equipped with reins and bridles of wood and fabric or leather. They were placed in tombs, to accompany the deceased in the afterlife. From the riders’ headgear and faces, it ... More

Tomb figures of horses and camels

Tomb figures of horses and camels

These figures were once painted and equipped with reins and bridles of wood and fabric or leather. They were placed in tombs, to accompany the deceased in the afterlife. From the riders’ headgear and faces, it ... More

Phoenix-head ewer, Tang sancai ware
Box and cup sculpture, Asia

Box and cup sculpture, Asia

Silverware from the late Tang period is one of the most refined productions of Chinese applied art. The craftsmanship is unparalleled: every dot was individually punched into the surface. Here, flower sprays an... More

Chinese Dog, copper alloy
Chinese Panel with Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Panel with Chinese Zodiac

Tang dynasty (618–907)

Box and cup sculpture, Asia

Box and cup sculpture, Asia

Silverware from the late Tang period is one of the most refined productions of Chinese applied art. The craftsmanship is unparalleled: every dot was individually punched into the surface. Here, flower sprays an... More

Summer Kimono with Design of Plovers, Waves, Chinese Bellflowers, Pinks, Pines, Carriages, and Fences
Chinese Panel with Chinese Zodiac
Maitreya Buddha (Mi-le, 彌勒佛 )
Chinese Bowl Emulating Chinese Stoneware
Chinese Bowl Emulating Chinese Stoneware
Bodhisattva Manjushri (Wenshu) wodblock print
Dish fragment with a yellow, green and brown glaze

Dish fragment with a yellow, green and brown glaze

Fragment van de bodem van een schotel van zachte romige aarde met gevlamd geel, groen en bruin glazuur. Ingekraste decoratie. Navolging van Chinese keramiek.

宋    風字硯|Inkstone in the Shape of the Chinese Character "Wind" (Feng)
Chinese Bulbuls on Flowering Cherry-Apple, Song dynasty
Teabowl with three panels with characters

Teabowl with three panels with characters

Theekom van steengoed, gedeeltelijk bedekt met een bruin glazuur met aan de buitenzijde crèmekleurige vlekken (tortoiseshell). Op de binnenwand drie uitgespaarde cartouches met in elk vier Chinese karakters. Jizhou.

Sample of Chinese printing of the Song period (960–1278)
Chinese Deep bowl, Jun ware
Chinese Shallow dish, Jun ware

Chinese Shallow dish, Jun ware

Chinese , Northern Song Dynasty

Flower-shaped Dish

Flower-shaped Dish

The white porcelain is covered with a transparent glaze of a vivid blue-green hue. Chinese experts called this colour ‘bluish-white’ (qingbai) or ‘shadow-blue’ (yingqing). These are descriptive terms for a grou... More

Bodhisattva, Northern Song Jin Dynasty

Bodhisattva, Northern Song Jin Dynasty

Northern Song (960–1127)–Jin (1115–1234) dynasty

北宋–清   睢陽五老圖引首題跋   冊|Frontispiece and Colophons to the Album "Five Old Men of Suiyang"
Chinese Shallow dish, Jun ware
Chinese Deep bowl, Jun ware
Head of a Luohan
Chinese Coin, 11th century

Chinese Coin, 11th century

Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr Sung Dynasty

明/清   佚名   舊傳艾宣    鵪鶉   卷|Quail
Chinese Small bowl, Jun ware
Chinese Plate, 11th century

Chinese Plate, 11th century

Chinese , Jin Dynasty

Miniature incense burner, Jun ware

Miniature incense burner, Jun ware

Chinese , Jin/Yuan Dynasty

Chinese Plate, Jun ware
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