Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

Roman glass, dated 52–125 AD and found at Begram, Afghanistan, a royal city of the Kushan Empire where, according to Warwick Ball, it was likely on its way to China via the Silk Road along with other glass items. [800×1148]

Roman glass, dated 52–125 AD and found at Begram, Afghanistan, a royal city of the Kushan Empire where, according to Warwick Ball, it was likely on its way to China via the Silk Road along with other glass items. [800×1148]

[OS] Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa) with Circular Halo; Sui Dynasty (581-618 A.D.); China; Harvard Art Museum 1943.53.43 [1585×2400]

[OS] Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin Pusa) with Circular Halo; Sui Dynasty (581-618 A.D.); China; Harvard Art Museum 1943.53.43 [1585×2400]