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Two Chinese Bronze Vessels

By: C. W. Bishop

Volume IX / Number 2

The Museum has recently acquired through the generosity of a patron two antique bronze vessels of such rarity and importance that it seems appropriate in describing them to give readers of the JOURNAL a brief account of the ancient art that they so admirably exemplify. One of the most fascinating of the results which are […]


The Chinese Expedition

Volume VIII / Number 3

As announced in the last issue of THE MUSEUM JOURNAL, Mr. Carl W. Bishop, leader of the Museum’s Chinese Expedition, arrived in Japan March 21st on his second tour of investigation. Three weeks were spent in research and study of Chinese art, including a trip to Sendai, which is a noted center of Japanese antiquities. […]


Two Early Chinese Buddhist Sculptures

By: C. W. B.

Volume VII / Number 4

Few examples of early Chinese sculpture are more widely known than are the two Buddhist pedestals recently acquired by the University Museum. Among European authorities who have thought them worthy of particular notice have been Bushell1 and Chavannes,2 while in China itself rubbings of the designs covering their sides are in the hands of every […]


Notes on Chinese Statuary

By: C. W. B.

Volume VII / Number 3

It would perhaps be too much to say that but for the Buddhist faith there would have been no art of sculpture in China. The fact remains, nevertheless, that that art is the direct offspring of the magnificent and richly developed Indian iconography which Buddhism had adopted and adapted as the fitting vehicle for the […]


Oriental Art in the University Museum

By: A. H. Sayce

Volume VII / Number 3

The University Museum has on exhibition a collection representing the art of the Far East, which, though not as large as certain collections elsewhere, is exceedingly choice. Indeed, apart from the British Museum, I do not know of any other museum which can boast of such exceptionally good things. Foremost among these treasures must be […]


The Expedition to the Far East

By: C. W. B

Volume VII / Number 2

In planning the University Museum’s Eastern Asiatic Expedition, or, more properly speaking, reconnaissance, it was considered desirable to study the possibilities for archæological research and collecting in several distinct and widely sundered areas. Among these was, for one, the region anciently inhabited by the Yamato race, the founders of the Japanese Empire; and, in connection […]


An Exhibition of Oriental Art

Volume VII / Number 1

The three months beginning November 1, 1915,were occupied by the installation of the Exhibition of Oriental Art that had been planned in connection with the opening of the new exhibition hall on the main floor of the Museum. The installation was completed early in February and The Charles Custis Harrison Hall with the exhibition of […]


A Masamune Blade

By: C. W. B.

Volume V / Number 4

Among the recent acquisitions of the Museum is a sword which there is good reason to believe was forged by the famous Masamune, commonly considered the greatest of Japanese swordsmiths. It will be the endeavor of this article to give a brief description of this splendid blade, prefaced by a few notes upon the history […]


Tibetan Sacred Art

By: C. W. B.

Volume V / Number 4

Illustrated By Two Tibetan Paintings In The Museum. There appears at first sight. little by which to distinguish the sacred paintings of Tibet from those of other Buddhist countries—China, Korea, or Japan. As a matter of fact, indeed, especially in matters of technique, the religious art of Tibet is essentially that of China under the […]


Two Sculptured Chinese Heads

By: C. W. B.

Volume V / Number 3

The lately acquired stone heads of Buddha and Kuan-yin, dating, as they do, from a time when Chinese sculpture was just entering upon its period of highest development, present a number of points of great interest. They must be assigned, in all likelihood, to an epoch slightly earlier than that of the statue of the […]