The Exhibition

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The Billings Collection is impressive in its breadth and depth, with many subjects and materials represented. It reveals the keen...More Read more from Collecting

Articles of Life

The richness of Chinese life has many aspects which are illustrated by the objects in this section. Confucius (ca. 551–479...More Read more from Articles of Life


Buddhism originated in India where the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, was born and preached the doctrine leading to enlightenment. As the...More Read more from Buddhism

The Imperial Court

China was ruled by emperors for thousands of years, and artistic creation thrived under court patronage. Imperial kilns produced the...More Read more from The Imperial Court

Burial Objects

The Chinese believe that each person has two souls. Upon death one ascends to heaven, while the other remains on...More Read more from Burial Objects

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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