The images in this gallery represent objects from the Indianapolis Museum of Art that are part of the exhibition, titled "Asia in America: Chinese Art from the Indianapolis Museum of Art."

This exhibition was the first in the series "Asia in America"and was on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. from September 18, 2004 - March 20, 2005.
Please note this exhibition is over

These items are arranged in chronological order.

Many of the items you see can be clicked on to view a larger image.

     
stem cup with pierced bulbous stem
Neolithic period, Longshan era, about 2000 BCE
burnished earthenware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. Iver Nelson
crested bird pendant
Shang dynasty, about 1700–1045 BCE, about 1200 BCE
nephrite
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
ritual drinking vessel
Shang dynasty, about 1700–1045 BCE, 1200–1100 BCE
bronze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
ritual food container
Western Zhou dynasty, 1045–771 BCE, about 900 BCE
bronze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
bell
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 770–221 BCE, about 600 BCE
bronze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
ritual cooking vessel with lid
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 770–221 BCE, early 600 BCE
bronze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge and the Krannert Charitable Trust by exchange
arc-shaped pendant
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 770–221 BCE, 400–300 BCE
nephrite
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
human figure from South China
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 770–221 BCE, about 300 BCE
wood, lacquer and paint
Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Richard C. Vonnegut Endowment Fund in memory of Louise A. Vonnegut Peirce
replica of ritual cooking vessel with lid
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 770–221 BCE, 300–200 BCE
earthenware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift from the collection of Sonia and Joseph M. Lesser
woman with hood and flaring skirt from North China
Western Han dynasty, 206–8 BCE
earthenware with paint
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Lent by Mr. Iver Nelson
seated mastiff
Eastern Han dynasty, 25–220, about 100
earthenware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Eleanor Evans Stout and Margaret Stout Gibbs Memorial Fund in memory of Wilbur D. Peat, Director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art 1929–1965
kitchen worker from Western China
Eastern Han dynasty, 25–220
stoneware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Iver M. Nelson, Jr.
flat inkstone
Eastern Jin dynasty, 317–420
stoneware with glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Dr. Ralph Marcove
ewer with chicken-head spout
Eastern Jin dynasty, 317–420
stoneware with green glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of the Asian Art Society
ewer with twin chicken-head spouts and dragon handle
Eastern Jin dynasty, 317–420
stoneware with black glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Becky Curtis Stevens Fund and Miscellaneous Asian Art Fund
inkstone with mountains and dragon
Six Dynasties period, 220–589, about 500
stoneware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of the Asian Art Society
camel with rider in foreign dress
Tang dynasty, 618–907, about 700
earthenware with paint
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
camel with Caucasian rider
Tang dynasty, 618–907, about 700
earthenware with paint
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
speckled jar
Tang dynasty, 618–907, early 700s
earthenware with lead glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
saddled horse
Tang dynasty, 618–907, early 700s
earthenware with lead glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
tomb guardian
Tang dynasty, 618–907, early 700s
earthenware with lead glaze, ink and gold
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Richard M. Fairbanks Endowed Art Fund
noble lady
Tang dynasty, 618–907, 700s
earthenware with paint
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Spurlock Fund and Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
vase with five spouts and peony spray design
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, about 1000
stoneware with glaze, Yue ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
vase with carved peony scrolls
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, about 1000
stoneware with slip and clear glaze, Cizhou-type ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
cockscomb flask or pilgrim bottle
Liao dynasty, 907–1125, 1000s
stoneware with green glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Charles L. Freer
vase with carved peony design
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, about 1100
stoneware with glaze, Yaozhou ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
white vase
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, about 1100
stoneware with clear glaze, Cizhou-type ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
black vase
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, about 1100
stoneware with glaze, Yuzhou–type ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Richard C. Vonnegut Endowment Fund in memory of Louise A. Vonnegut Peirce
dish with molded chrysanthemum design
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, early 1100s
stoneware with green glaze, Linru ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
saucer for a flower pot
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, early 1100s
stoneware with blue and purple glaze, Jun ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
jar with two loop handles
Northern Song dynasty, 960–1127, about 1120
stoneware with blue glaze, Jun ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Jane Weldon Myers Acquisition Fund
vase with painted peony design
Jin dynasty, 1115–1234, about 1200
stoneware with brown and clear glazes, Cizhou-type ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
vase with carved floral design
Western Xia dynasty, 1032–1227
stoneware with black glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Jane Weldon Myers Art Fund
bowl with two violet spots
Jin dynasty, 1115–1234
stoneware with opalescent blue glaze, Jun ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
cong-shaped vase
Southern Song dynasty, 1127–1279, mid 1200s
stoneware with green glaze, Longquan ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
octagonal vase with Daoist immortals
Yuan dynasty, 1279–1368, 1300s
stoneware with green glaze, Longquan ware
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Clarence O. Hamilton and Walter E. and Mary C. Beyer Funds
platter with grape design
Ming dynasty, 1368–1644, early 1400s
porcelain with blue under clear glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
vase with painted floral scrolls
Ming dynasty, 1368–1644, early 1400s
porcelain with blue under clear glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly and J. W. Alsdorf by exchange and Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
vase with painted dragon design
Ming dynasty, 1368–1644, Xuande period, 1426–1435
porcelain with blue under clear glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
cloisonné vase with floral decoration
Ming dynasty, 1368–1644, about 1550–1600
enamel on metal
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Jane Weldon Myers Art Fund
brushpot with scenes of country pursuits
Qing dynasty, 1644–1911, about 1700
various inlays in zitan wood
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Professor and Mrs. R. Norris Shreve and Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert by exchange
book cover with dragon design
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911, about 1730
porcelain with celadon glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Dr. Ralph Marcove
vase with nine peach design
Qing dynasty, 1644–1911, Qianlong period, 1736–1795
porcelain with overglaze enamels
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
vase in shape of ancient ritual vessel
Qing dynasty, 1644–1911, Qianlong period, 1736–1795
porcelain with light-blue glaze
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
imperial censer in shape of ancient ritual food container
Qing dynasty, 1644–1911, Qianlong period, 1736–1795
enamel cloisonné
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of James R. Hebden in memory of Ruth Hebden
vessel in shape of ancient food container
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911, 1800s
nephrite
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Gift of Professor and Mrs. R. Norris Shreve