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Yungang Cave Number 6, Fantastic Animal Head with Antlers

Description: An animal head with antlers graces the top of a column which appears to support a lintel. The creature looks simultaneously human and animal with large eyes and a pierced nose. Four-pronged antlers emerge from the top of the head that is covered with green hair-like detail.
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Date: [0470..0494]
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White Horse Temple: Stone Lion at Entrance Gate

Description: The lion depicted in this sculpture sits atop a short pedestal and guards the entrance to the temple. There are flowers in small pots around the bottom edge of the sculpture as if in offering. The lion is not polychrome. The temple behind the lion is partially visible in this depiction.
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Date: 1368~/1644~

Yu Garden (Yuyuan): Garden View

Description: Characteristic elements in Chinese gardens: water, trees, rocks & buildings, and changes in elevation are visible in this view. Rock formations in the background with a pagoda structure.
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Date: 1559/1577
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Lotus shoes

Description: Pair of lotus shoes for bound feet. Tiny heeled shoes of dark navy silk, the uppers with multicolored floral embroidery at top and sides, and cloud-form patterns of couched gold thread around heels. Edged at top with blue silk ribbon. The shaped heels are of white leather.
Date: 1890/1920

Chinese Ensemble - Jacket and Pants

Description: Chinese ensemble of blue silk with multi-colored embroidery.consisting of: A) Jacket/Bodice. Knee-length, A-line, standing collar, long sleeves with white cuffs embroidered with scenes of Chinese people in various situations. Center front opening with black frogs fastened with spherical gold buttons. Wide band at collar and part of front opening, and hem with embroidery of figures on brown ground. Field of jacket with large multi-colored embroidered flowers and butterflies. B) Pants. Matching. Drawstring waist. Full-length, with matching embroidery, but only on lower legs. Cuffs with wide band of white embroidered with foliage and moths.
Date: 1913/1929

Jacket

Description: Chinese jacket of red damask silk with multicolored embroidery. Almost knee-length, with long sleeves. Floral damask pattern, embroidery of flowers, moths(?), foliage, and other symbols. Angled center front opening bordered with blue, fastened with carved/chased gold sphere buttons and loops. Around opening, hem, collar, and cuffs is embroidered band in blues and white scrolls, with outer border of gold and black. Lined in pink silk. No labels.
Date: 1913/1929~

[Art Show]

Description: Photograph of an art exhibition in China. Hanging cloth panels intersect the foreground. The floor is filled with artwork displayed on pedestals. People walk amongst the pedestals.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray