National Treasure: Qing Dynasty Imperial Gilt-Bronze Figure of Green Tara This giant gilt-bronze green tara statue weighing more than 100 kilograms is so unprecedented that it is certainly a masterpiece made during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty. This green tara statue is exquisite in modelling, elegant in posture, detached in romantic charm, meticulous in carving and casting process, and giant in shape. It must be the royal family who could meet all these fastidious…
This traditional-style ancestor portrait depicts the mother of the Qianlong emperor's first empress, who lived from 1711 to 1748. | Portrait of Lirongbao's Wife (fl. 17th century) 18th-19th century | Qing dynasty | Ink and color on silk | China | Purchase--Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff | Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | S1991.129
The Qianlong Emperor in Ceremonial Armour on Horseback
Scenic Sites in the Qianlong Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour, 19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of John C. Ferguson, 1913 (13.220.134) | This work is featured in our “Painting with Threads” exhibition, on view through March 29, 2015 #AsianArt100
Antique Chinese Cloisonne Incense Burner - Qianlong Emperor Mark #2063
"Twenty-five Seals" refers to those that the Qianlong Emperor (1736-95) designated as symbols of imperial authority. Before the Qianlong Emperor, the number of imperial seals was not set. At the beginning of his reign, there were thirty-nine imperial seals in twenty-nine categories. Due to inconsistent records, confusion over their identification and functions led to abuse of the seals. Therefore, in 1746, the Qianlong Emperor re-identified and classified the seals of the former emperors.
A LARGE IMPERIAL PORTRAIT OF CONSORT CHUNHUI BY GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE AND OTHERS, TITLE CALLIGRAPHY BY THE QIANLONG EMPEROR QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD Chunhui Huangguifei ('Imperial Noble Consort Chunhui')