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Scavenger Hunt for Lunar New Year 2021


One of the fun parts about looking at art, whether it is in a museum or online, is noticing all of the intricate details. Test your powers of observation by searching for the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac in pieces from the Walters Arts of Asia collection!

How It Works:

  1. Download the Scavenger Hunt.
  2. Visit the Walters’ special Lunar New Year Scavenger Hunt Collection
  3. Find the works of art that include the zoomed in images from the Scavenger Hunt PDF and the answers to the accompanying questions. Be sure to read about the artworks to find all the answers.

When you have finished your search, check your answers using the Scavenger Hunt Answer Key.


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A Japanese General, Astride his Horse, Fights Two Chinese Cavalrymen
A Japanese General, Astride his Horse, Fights Two Chinese Cavalrymen Title
1895 (Meiji) Period
95.862C Accession
A Pig (Hog)
A Pig (Hog) Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.100B Accession
Box Showing an Octopus and Monkey at Tug of War
Box Showing an Octopus and Monkey at Tug of War Title
19th century (Meiji) Period
52.163 Accession
creature, animals, sea, monkey, octopus, japanese, box Tags
Box with a Monkey Posing as a Collector
Box with a Monkey Posing as a Collector Title
late 19th century (late Edo-Meiji) Period
53.93 Accession
box, japanese, monkey, asian, creature Tags
Cock on Mounted Drum Symbolizing Peace
Cock on Mounted Drum Symbolizing Peace Title
1778-1851 (Edo) Period
57.1159 Accession
creature Tags
Coiled-Dragon Vase
Coiled-Dragon Vase Title
1710-1722 Period
49.1125 Accession
dragon, dragontour, creature, cool, wow, common, green, girl Tags
Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha
Crowned Naga-Protected Buddha Title
ca. 1150-1190 Period
25.171 Accession
jemicy1010 Tags
Dragon
Dragon Title
1816-1828 (Edo) Period
35.168.8 Accession
dragon, creature Tags
Dragon Teapot
Dragon Teapot Title
ca. 1876 (Meiji) Period
57.1162 Accession
creature, dragon, teapot, silver, gold Tags
Earthworms, a Beetle, and a Snake
Earthworms, a Beetle, and a Snake Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.140B Accession
Elephant Tusk Vase
Elephant Tusk Vase Title
19th century (Meiji) Period
71.1092 Accession
creature, monkey, wasp, ivory, meiji Tags
Flask with Scenes of Plowing
Flask with Scenes of Plowing Title
1736-1795 (Qing dynasty (1644-1911)) Period
49.2015 Accession
chineseporcelain2021, 491855 Tags
Fuchi with a Man Chasing Runaway Horse
Fuchi with a Man Chasing Runaway Horse Title
1st half 19th century (Edo) Period
51.1018 Accession
Fuchi with Sword and Dragon
Fuchi with Sword and Dragon Title
18th-19th century (Edo) Period
51.1268.3A Accession
fuchi Tags
Ganesha
Ganesha Title
1st half 11th century (Pala) Period
25.49 Accession
belly, dancing, elephant, god, hindu, sculpture, made, indian, religion, religious, statue, trunk, ganesha, bihar, lobby, holy, cow, ganesh, vinayak, bain, india Tags
Goat
Goat Title
mid-18th century (Edo) Period
71.840 Accession
creature, funny, netsuke Tags
Hanazakari bijin sen
Hanazakari bijin sen Title
1859 (late Edo) Period
95.345 Accession
Incense Burner ("Koro") in Form of a Dog
Incense Burner ("Koro") in Form of a Dog Title
ca. 1750-1800 (Edo) Period
49.1128 Accession
dog, hirado, incense, burner, puppy, creature, blue, ceramics, porcelain, japanese Tags
Kashira with a Gourd and a Horse
Kashira with a Gourd and a Horse Title
19th century (?) (Edo) Period
51.971 Accession
creature, horse Tags
Kashira with Dragon
Kashira with Dragon Title
19th century (Edo-Meiji) Period
51.995 Accession
dragon Tags
Kozuka with a Dog Chasing a Pilgrim
Kozuka with a Dog Chasing a Pilgrim Title
1721-1784 (Edo) Period
51.730 Accession
Kozuka with A Man Leading an Ox with Sheaves of Rice
Kozuka with A Man Leading an Ox with Sheaves of Rice Title
n.d. Period
51.867 Accession
Kozuka with Tiger and Moon
Kozuka with Tiger and Moon Title
1670-1733 (late Edo) Period
51.822 Accession
tiger Tags
Majnun Befriends a Dog
Majnun Befriends a Dog Title
1597-1598 (Mughal) Period
W.624.113A Accession
Netsuke in the Form of a Dog
Netsuke in the Form of a Dog Title
late 18th century (Edo) Period
71.1020 Accession
creature, netsuke Tags
Okimono of a Pagoda with Famous Scenes
Okimono of a Pagoda with Famous Scenes Title
ca. 1915 (Taisho) Period
57.1567 Accession
pagoda, amazing, lacquer, test Tags
Palanquin Hook with Horse and Elephant
Palanquin Hook with Horse and Elephant Title
13th century or later Period
54.2960 Accession
creature Tags
Powder Flask
Powder Flask Title
18th-1st half 19th century (late Mughal) Period
71.418 Accession
tothehunt Tags
Rabbit with Loquats
Rabbit with Loquats Title
1756-1781 (Edo) Period
71.841 Accession
netsuke Tags
Ritual Box
Ritual Box Title
18th century Period
57.2299 Accession
Rooster, Hens and Pines
Rooster, Hens and Pines Title
1797 (Edo) Period
35.212 Accession
Roosters, Chicks, and Morning Glories
Roosters, Chicks, and Morning Glories Title
ca. 1890-1900 (Meiji) Period
35.132 Accession
creature, rooster Tags
Sarasvati
Sarasvati Title
10th-11th century Period
25.50 Accession
sarasvati, ganesha, bain Tags
Sculpture ("Okimono") with a Rat on a Daikon
Sculpture ("Okimono") with a Rat on a Daikon Title
late 19th century (Meiji) Period
49.1410 Accession
creature, animal, rat Tags
Single Leaf of a Monkey Riding a Goat and Three Sheep
Single Leaf of a Monkey Riding a Goat and Three Sheep Title
early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Safavid) Period
W.687 Accession
Snuff Bottle with a Horse in a Landscape
Snuff Bottle with a Horse in a Landscape Title
1775-1899 Period
47.304 Accession
Snuff Bottle with Dragon
Snuff Bottle with Dragon Title
1821-1850 Period
49.97 Accession
Snuff Bottle with Goats
Snuff Bottle with Goats Title
1775-1875 Period
41.190 Accession
Three Rats Eating a Fish Head
Three Rats Eating a Fish Head Title
18th-19th century (Edo-Meiji) Period
71.725 Accession
creature, netsuke, funny, rats, zodiacscavengerhunt Tags
Tiger
Tiger Title
1816-1828 (Edo) Period
35.168.9 Accession
creature Tags
Tigress with Two Cubs
Tigress with Two Cubs Title
mid-19th century (Edo-Meiji) Period
71.909 Accession
creature, tiger, netsuke Tags
Tsuba with a Horse in Negative Silhouette
Tsuba with a Horse in Negative Silhouette Title
1741-1830 (Edo) Period
51.119 Accession
Tsuba with a Monkey Teasing an Elephant with a Stick
Tsuba with a Monkey Teasing an Elephant with a Stick Title
1724 (Edo) Period
51.281 Accession
Tsuba with a Snake and a Rat
Tsuba with a Snake and a Rat Title
1860 (late Edo) Period
51.327 Accession
Tsuba with a Snake on Tree Trunk
Tsuba with a Snake on Tree Trunk Title
1696-1769 (mid Edo) Period
51.233 Accession
creature, snake Tags
Tsuba with Animals from the Chinese Zodiac
Tsuba with Animals from the Chinese Zodiac Title
ca. 1800-1825 (late Edo) Period
51.275 Accession
Tsuba with Cock and Peonies
Tsuba with Cock and Peonies Title
mid-19th century (late Edo) Period
51.383 Accession
Tsuba with Dog Under a Pomegranate Tree
Tsuba with Dog Under a Pomegranate Tree Title
early 19th century (late Edo) Period
51.306 Accession
Tsuba with One Hundred Monkeys
Tsuba with One Hundred Monkeys Title
1770-1823 (Edo) Period
51.133 Accession
Tsuba with the Rabbit in the Moon
Tsuba with the Rabbit in the Moon Title
late 19th century (Edo-Meiji) Period
51.206 Accession
Vajravarahi
Vajravarahi Title
15th century Period
25.270 Accession
bain, discoveries602 Tags
Vessantara Jataka, Chapter 9 (Maddi)
Vessantara Jataka, Chapter 9 (Maddi) Title
ca. 1920-1940 (Rattanakosin) Period
35.247 Accession
creature Tags