In Praise of Ancestors: Ritual Objects from China

September 28, 1987 – January 2, 1989

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevels 1 and 2 Floor Plan

On view are bronzes and neolithic jade from the Sackler gift. Highlights include 2 bronze vessels showing how naturalistic forms could be adapted to abstract interpretations; a dramatic graduated set of 6 bronze bells; and a silk manuscript, which is one of the most famous early Chinese documents known.

Catalogue: Asian Art in the Sackler Gallery