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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 Dish

Dish

Chinese Artist
15th century
49.205
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Image for Traveling on a Raft

Traveling on a Raft

Chinese Artist
15th century (Ming)
35.94
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Image for Head of a Bodhisattva

Head of a Bodhisattva

Chinese Artist
15th century (Ming)
25.32
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Under the Pine

Chinese Artist
15th century (Ming)
35.71
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Image for Mountain and River Landscape with Boatmen

Mountain and River Landscape with Boatmen

Chinese Artist
15th-17th century (?)
35.12
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Cabbages and Butterflies

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Image for Bowl with Lotus Decoration

Bowl with Lotus Decoration

Chinese Ceramicist
1475-1500
49.2407
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Image for Kalachakra and Vishvamata

Kalachakra and Vishvamata

Tibetan (?) Artist
ca. 1500
54.3103
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Image for Sarasvati

Sarasvati

Chinese (?) Artist
ca. 1500
35.292
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Image for Looking at the Waterfall

Looking at the Waterfall

Chinese Artist
ca. early 16th century (Ming)
35.45
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Image for A Traveler Contemplates a Waterfall

A Traveler Contemplates a Waterfall

1500-1525
35.67
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Ewer

Chinese Artist
16th century with 17th century (?) additions
49.1617
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Image for Wang Xianzhi [Wang Hsien-Chih] and Two Wives Among Willows and Rocks

Wang Xianzhi [Wang Hsien-Chih] and Two Wives Among Willows and Rocks

1500-1525 (Ming)
35.5
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Image for Pair of Architectural Terminals

Pair of Architectural Terminals

Chinese Artist
16th century
VO.97 (49.2378, 49.2379)
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Image for Barbarians and Envoys Bring Tribute to the Emperor

Barbarians and Envoys Bring Tribute to the Emperor

Chinese Artist
16th-17th century
35.51
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Image for Kittens, Flowers and Insects

Kittens, Flowers and Insects

Chinese Artist
16th-17th century
35.54
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Image for Scene in Women's Quarters of a Palace

Scene in Women's Quarters of a Palace

Chinese Artist
16th-17th century
35.41
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Image for Mountain Landscape with Figures

Mountain Landscape with Figures

Chinese Artist
16th century
35.44
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Image for Cat Among Flowering Plants

Cat Among Flowering Plants

Chinese Artist
16th century (?)
35.109
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Image for Lion Pedestal with Attendant

Lion Pedestal with Attendant

Chinese Artist
16th century
49.221
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Image for Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony

Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony

Chinese Artist
16th-17th century
42.278
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Image for Chung K'uei and a Procession of Demons

Chung K'uei and a Procession of Demons

Chinese Artist
16th-17th century (Ming)
35.50
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Image for Music-Making in a Pavilion

Music-Making in a Pavilion

16th century (Ming)
35.38
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Image for Wine Jar with Carp among Water Weeds and Lotuses

Wine Jar with Carp among Water Weeds and Lotuses

Chinese Artist
1521-1566 (Ming)
49.1917
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Image for Covered Jar

Covered Jar

Chinese Artist
1521-1566
44.564
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Image for Wine Jar with Scenes of Scholars

Wine Jar with Scenes of Scholars

Chinese Artist
1522-1566
49.2194
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Image for Wine Jar with Tree in Form of 'Long Life' Character

Wine Jar with Tree in Form of 'Long Life' Character

Chinese Artist
1522-1566
49.1667
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Image for Bottle Vase Made for a Portuguese Trader

Bottle Vase Made for a Portuguese Trader

Chinese Artist
1552 (Late Ming Dynasty)
49.1616
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Seated Guanyin

Chinese Artist
ca. 1575-1600 (Ming)
41.132
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Image for Wine Jar with Phoenixes and Dragons

Wine Jar with Phoenixes and Dragons

Chinese Artist
1567-1572
49.2342
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Image for Jar with the Eight Immortals

Jar with the Eight Immortals

Chinese Artist
1572-1619
49.1335
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