The Schulte Gallery showcases one-hundred Chinese objects from the Museum's permanent collection including a selection of Chinese decorative arts given by the Schulte family, and works of art from other donors. Porcelain, gemstones, bronzes, cloisonne', manuscripts and pottery illustrate thousands of years in the development of art in China. Large interpretive illustrated panels on Chinese history and social customs complement rare objects in a multicultural overview of this civilization. Important T'ang and Wei horses, Han and Ming tomb figures, Ch'ing gemstone carvings, Yuan bronze and gold vessels, Ming and Ch'ing blue and white objects, Rose Medallion objects and other styles of Export porcelain highlight one section of the gallery. Of special note is a rare 18th Century Tantric bronze, with inlaid coral, of Bodhisattvas, large cloisonne' Bactrian camels, and cases of Celadon porcelain from the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties. Ancestor portraits, landscape scrolls and two rare folios illustrated with watercolors highlight two dimensional works on exhibition in this gallery, the only one of its kind north of West Palm Beach, Florida.
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