Warriors, Beasts, and Spirits: Early Chinese Art from the James Conley Collection


June 11–September 11, 2011
Schroeder and Baumgartner Gallerias

Feature image for Furnishing the Afterlife exhibition As part of the 2011 “China” celebration, Warriors, Beasts, and Spirits: Early Chinese Art from the James Conley Collection will highlight Han and Tang Dynasty vessels and sculptures, as well as accouterments of exquisite carvings in jade, lacquer, wood, bronze, and large-scale architectural components from the Ming period. This large collection of more than 100 works of art offers a rare opportunity to view remarkable objects drawn from nearly five thousand years of China’s creative inspiration.

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Tripod Vessel (Ding) (Late Spring and Autumn). Warring States period (476 BCE-221 BCE), Bronze, Height: 21 ¼ in; Width at widest point: 23 ½ in. Lent by James E. Conley, Jr. Photo by John R. Glembin.