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A Pottery Statue of a Lo-han

By: C. W. B.

Volume V / Number 3

One of the most striking characters in Chinese history, ancient or modern, is Shih Huang Ti, of the Ch’in dynasty—the Napoleon of China, as he has been called—who reigned from 246 to 209 B. C. and was therefore contemporary with Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. He it was who transformed the heterogeneous group of feudal principalities […]


Notes By Dousand Up

The Alexander Scott Collection

By: Lama Dousand Up

Volume V / Number 2

This is Part 4 of 4 of The Alexander Scott Collection article, which has been divided into sections for clarity. AN IMAGE OF BUDDHA (Fig. 33).—This figure is one of a very rare series of images made at Gaya at least two thousand years ago, in the reign of the great Emperor Asoka. But whether […]


A Carved Ivory Tablet and Some Other Examples of Buddhistic Art

The Alexander Scott Collection

By: Alexander Scott

Volume V / Number 2

This is Part 3 of 4 of The Alexander Scott Collection article, which has been divided into sections for clarity. The carving is executed in a section of elephant’s tusk fashioned into a tablet. It is arranged in medallions, representing some of the episodes in the life of Buddha-Gautama-Sakya-Muni. At the first glance it presents […]


Buddhistic Art

The Alexander Scott Collection

By: Alexander Scott

Volume V / Number 2

This is Part 2 of 4 of The Alexander Scott Collection article, which has been divided into sections for clarity. When I saw Indian gods and temple ornaments for the first time I remember feeling, like others, a sense of dislike. They gave me little pleasure on the aesthetic side and as for their religious […]


The Alexander Scott Collection

By: G. B. G.

Volume V / Number 2

This is Part 1 of 4 of The Alexander Scott Collection article, which has been divided into sections for clarity. Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 In the last number of the JOURNAL, announcement was made of the purchase of the Alexander Scott Collection of art objects from Tibet and Nepal. The collection as a […]


An Imperial Chinese Sceptre

By: J. G.

Volume V / Number 1

A rare example of Chinese art recently acquired is to be seen in the new exhibits. It is a Chinese sceptre which in some unknown way had been taken from one of the imperial Chinese palaces. It has the usual conventional curved form and is wrought in diapered silver filigree embellished with enameled designs. At […]


Chinese Ceramics

By: G. B. G.

Volume V / Number 1

During the last summer the Museum acquired a number of selected pieces of pottery and porcelain from China. The ethnological collections representing past conditions or conditions which are rapidly changing in the Chinese Empire have hitherto stopped short of the decorative arts and have not included any examples of the more artistic products in pottery, […]


Some Art Objects From Tibet

By: G. B. G.

Volume V / Number 1

In the last number of the JOURNAL mention was made of the purchase of a number of rare objects from monasteries in Tibet. These were included in the special exhibition arranged during the winter and have therefore been on view for some months. There are thirteen objects, all of which sustain a high artistic standard […]