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The Walters Art Museum’s collection of Chinese art includes works that span almost five millennia, from the late Neolithic period all the way up to the turn of the twentieth century. Chinese porcelains from the Ming and Qing dynasties were some of William T. Walters’s first purchases in the mid-nineteenth century and they form the foundation of the museum’s Asian collections. With the addition to important Buddhist sculptures, carved jades, ancient bronzes, paintings, and calligraphies, Henry Walters rounded out the Chinese collection so that it precisely reflects the early twentieth-century American vision of China.  

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Image for Standing Bodhisattva

Standing Bodhisattva

Chinese Artist
581-618 (Sui)
25.4
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Ox

Chinese Artist
581-618 (Sui)
49.2330
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Image for Pair of Sculptures: Women on Horseback

Pair of Sculptures: Women on Horseback

Chinese Artist
7th-8th century (T'ang dynasty)
49.2328
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Image for One of a Pair of Standing Officials

One of a Pair of Standing Officials

Chinese Artist
ca. 7th-8th century (T'ang dynasty)
49.2388
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Image for Pair of Sculptures: Women on Horseback

Pair of Sculptures: Women on Horseback

Chinese Artist
7th-8th century (T'ang dynasty)
49.2329
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Image for Mirror with Lions Among Grapevines

Mirror with Lions Among Grapevines

Chinese Artist
7th-8th century (T'ang)
54.470
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Image for One of a Pair of Standing Officials

One of a Pair of Standing Officials

Chinese Artist
7th-8th century
49.2387
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Camel

Chinese Artist
7th-8th century (T'ang)
49.2383
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Central Asian Groom

Chinese Artist
7th-8th century (T'ang dynasty)
49.2331
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Image for Head of a Guardian King

Head of a Guardian King

Chinese Artist
7th century (T'ang)
25.8
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Image for Standing Woman

Standing Woman

Chinese Artist
618-906 (T'ang dynasty)
49.2332
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Image for Head of Guanyin [Kuanyin] Bodhisattva

Head of Guanyin [Kuanyin] Bodhisattva

Chinese Sculptor
618-906
25.7
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Image for Seated Maitreya

Seated Maitreya

Chinese Artist
1st quarter 8th century (Tang)
25.6
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Mirror with Dragon

Chinese Artist
8th-9th century (T'ang dynasty)
54.2854
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Image for Maitreya (?) Seated on a Lotus Throne

Maitreya (?) Seated on a Lotus Throne

Chinese Sculptor
716
25.3
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Image for Tea Bowl

Tea Bowl

Korean (?) Artist
9th century
49.1929
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Image for Bowl

Bowl

Chinese Artist
ca. 9th century
49.2095
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Image for The Bodhisattva Guanyin

The Bodhisattva Guanyin

Chinese Artist
late 9th century CE
54.1345
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Image for Portable Buddhist Shrine

Portable Buddhist Shrine

Chinese Artist
10th-12th century (Sung)
61.266
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Bowl

Chinese Artist
10th century
49.2122
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Image for Disk in the Shape of a Dragon

Disk in the Shape of a Dragon

Chinese Artist
10th-13th century
42.268
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Image for "Tenmoku" Bowl

"Tenmoku" Bowl

Chinese Artist
960-1280
49.1200
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Image for Bowl with Incised Designs

Bowl with Incised Designs

Chinese Artist
11th-12th century (Northern Song)
49.1718
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One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Woman Leading a Horse and Celestial Musicians

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.21
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One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.22
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Image for One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Woman Leading a Horse and Celestial Musicians

One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Woman Leading a Horse and Celestial Musicians

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.25
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Image for One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument

One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.15
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Image for One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Warriors and Drums

One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Warriors and Drums

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.16
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Image for Architectural Panels with Scenes from a Bodhisattva Legend

Architectural Panels with Scenes from a Bodhisattva Legend

Chinese Artist
11th century
VO.3 (25.27, 25.28)
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Image for One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: A Monkey Making an Offering

One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: A Monkey Making an Offering

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.18
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Image for One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Warriors and Drums

One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Warriors and Drums

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.17
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One of Fifteen Reliefs from a Buddhist Monument: Woman Leading a Horse and Celestial Musicians

Chinese Artist
11th century
25.24
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