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Artwork

Fresh Water Jar in the Form of a Wooden Bucket

Fresh water jar in the form of a wooden bucket, 1625–1635. Made in China for Japanese patrons. Porcelain with underglaze blue. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Roy Leventritt, B69P95L.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Flowerpot, approx. 1100

Flowerpot, approx. 1100. China; Henan province, Northern Song dynasty (960–1126). Jun ware, glazed stoneware. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P95.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Ewer with chrysanthemum scroll, approx. 1100–1200

Ewer with chrysanthemum scroll, approx. 1100-1200. China; Shaanxi province Northern Song dynasty (960–1126). Yaozhou ware, glazed high-fired ceramic with carved decoration. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1233.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Oracle Bones

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Daoism in the Tang (618–906) and Song (960–1279) Dynasties

Daoism is an indigenous Chinese religion. Tao is often translated as “way” or “path.” The teachings of Daoism advocate following the Way and integrating with the natural world.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Flowers, 1615

Flowers, 1615, by Xue Susu (1564-1637). China; Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Handscroll; ink on paper. Museum purchase, B66D22.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond
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