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Shirley Chang Gallery of Chinese Art

China, Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), 1st–2nd century
Earthenware with traces of polychrome pigments
Gift of Domino’s Pizza, Inc., 1993/1.96

Shirley Chang Gallery of Chinese Art

UMMA’s Chinese collection spans three thousand years and many dynasties. It is particularly renowned for its paintings on silk (whose fragility demands that the paintings on view be changed frequently) and diverse ceramics demonstrating important technical innovations in glazes, shapes, and motifs over millennia. Guardian figures watch over the entrance to the gallery, while one particularly touching piece—a small ceramic dog, a burial object dating to the 1st century—documents an ancient connection to our canine friends.