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Bamboo in Wind and Rain. Shitao (Chinese, 1642–1707) Qing dynasty (1644–1911), ca. 1694. Hanging scroll; ink on paper

After Zhu Duan (Chinese, act. ca. 1500–21). Peacock with Pine and Camellia, dated 1518. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alan Priest, 1958 (58.148.1) #peacock

Shi Zhong (Chinese, 1438–ca. 1517). Winter Landscape with Fisherman, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active late 13th–15th century. Children Playing in the Palace Garden, late 13th–15th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1987 (1987.150) #spring

Wu Changshuo, (Chinese, 1844–1927). Spring Offerings, 1919. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1988 (1988.324.2) #spring

Qian Feng (Chinese, 1740–1795). Two Horses, dated 1793. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.The C. C. Wang Family Collection, Gift of C. C. Wang, 1997 (1997.438.3) | Executed at the height of the artist's career, Two Horses is a study in complements: dark and light horses; earthen shoreline and rocky outcrop; and contrasting species of trees. #horses

China. Female Dancer, Western Han dynasty (206 b.c.–9 a.d.), 2nd century b.c. Earthenware with slip and pigments

关帝 by China Postcard, via Flickr. Collectors in the early 1900s liked to exchange postcards through the mail, affixing the stamp on the picture side. The huge demand for early Chinese cards gives the “Chinese Monkey Player” a value early collectors couldn’t have imagined.

Portrait of the Imperial Bodyguard Zhanyinbao, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), dated 1760 Unidentified Artist (Chinese, 18th century) Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

Wine jar (Guan), Cizhou ware, late 13th–early 14th century. Chinese , Yuan Dynasty. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.1664)

Elephant and Two Boys, 19th century. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921 (21.175.113) | This artwork is part of Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings on view now through March 8, 2015. #AsianArt100