HIST 174 - Museum Collection (50 Points)

A collection of 10 items that I feel would be appropriate to put on display at an exhibit for East Asian material culture.
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Chime  Date: Qing Dynasty - Early Republic Period. Location: China.  An object carved from white jade of a dragon wrapping around to its tail. The style is from the Warring States period and early Han Dynasty.

Chime Date: Qing Dynasty - Early Republic Period. An object carved from white jade of a dragon wrapping around to its tail. The style is from the Warring States period and early Han Dynasty.

Goblet in the shape of a bundle of flowers  Date: Ming Dynasty (approx. 1600s)  Location: China.  A cup made from a hollowed out rhinoceros's horn. A rare piece that were not made in great quantities. The Chinese believed the rhino's horn could help cure certain diseases and increase male virility.

Goblet in the Shape of a Bouquet of Flowers China, 1600 The Asian Art Museum “Rhinoceros horn cups are judged on the basis of age, quality of carving, color, and the amount of material utilized to.

A Qilin offering a book  Date: 1644-1912 (Qing). Location: China.  A jade carving of a   mythical creature known as a qilin. Other names include kylin, chilin, and simply a unicorn. The creature has a body of a deer, head of a wolf, the tail of an ox, and hooves of a horse. This particular object shows a book on the creature's back, believed to be spat from its mouth.   It was given as gift to children of wealthy families to bring good luck, and hope for the child to become a scholar.

A Qilin offering a book Date: 1644-1912 (Qing). Location: China. A jade carving of a mythical creature known as a qilin. Other names include kylin, chilin, and simply a unicorn. The creature has a body of a deer, head of a wolf, the tail of an ox, and hooves of a horse. This particular object shows a book on the creature's back, believed to be spat from its mouth. It was given as gift to children of wealthy families to bring good luck, and hope for the child to become a scholar.

A woman disguised as a man holding a parrot.  Date: Tang Dynasty (618 - 906)  Location: Shanzi Province, China.  A clay sculpture of a woman who is believed to be dressed a male, a common practice during the Tang Dynasty.

A woman disguised as a man holding a parrot. Date: Tang Dynasty - Location: Shanzi Province, China. A clay sculpture of a woman who is believed to be dressed a male, a common practice during the Tang Dynasty.

Bird Feeder  Date: Qing Dynasty. Location: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China.  A bird feeder from the Qing Dynasty made from porcelain, ivory, and lacquer. It is decorated with a lotus and bamboo carvings on the front, and a mountain painting using blue paint on the side and front.

Asian Art Museum Online Collection Date: approx. Historical Period: Qing dynasty Materials: Porcelain, ivory, lacquer, with underglaze blue decoration

Ritual food vessel (ding) with cover.  Date: Early Zhou Dynasty (approx. 550 - 400 BC).  Location: China.  A bronze vessel discovered in Houma, Shanzi province, believed to be from the Early Zhou Dynasty. Materials found in the vessel suggest it was used to store food for export from its location.

Ritual food vessel (ding) with cover. Date: Early Zhou Dynasty (approx. 550 - 400 BC). Location: China. A bronze vessel discovered in Houma, Shanzi province, believed to be from the Early Zhou Dynasty. Materials found in the vessel suggest it was used to store food for export from its location.

Bird - Headed Ewer  Date: Tang Dynasty (618 - 906)  Location: Shaanxi province or Henan province, China.  A ceramic piece brought to China from the Persian world. When trading with the Chinese, the Persians tried to replicate the Chinese porcelain but failed.

Bird - Headed Ewer Date: Tang Dynasty - Location: Shaanxi province or Henan province, China. A ceramic piece brought to China from the Persian world. When trading with the Chinese, the Persians tried to replicate the Chinese porcelain but failed.

A vase accompanied by prunus and paradise flycatchers.  Date: 1644-1912 (Qing) Location: China.  A vase with a flat support at the bottom, with two stylized dragons for handles on the sides.

A vase accompanied by prunus and paradise flycatchers. Date: (Qing) Location: China. A vase with a flat support at the bottom, with two stylized dragons for handles on the sides.

Basket with twisted handle.  Date: Tang Dynasty (618 - 906)  Location: Shaanxi Province, China.  A ceramic vessel that was used to hold water. Most ceramic pieces from the Tang Dynasty have been found in and around the Shaanxi province in China.

Basket with twisted handle. Date: Tang Dynasty - Location: Shaanxi Province, China. A ceramic vessel that was used to hold water. Most ceramic pieces from the Tang Dynasty have been found in and around the Shaanxi province in China.

Beast With Vessels  Date: 1644-1912 (Qing). Location: China.  A creature similar to a cow. Made from green jade. A beast who originated in ancient bronze works from the Warring States period. Over the course of history there have been many iterations on the mythical beast, changes in physical appearance such as with or without a horn.

Beast With Vessels Date: 1644-1912 (Qing). Location: China. A creature similar to a cow. Made from green jade. A beast who originated in ancient bronze works from the Warring States period. Over the course of history there have been many iterations on the mythical beast, changes in physical appearance such as with or without a horn.

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