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Laufer China Expedition (1901-1904)
American Museum of Natural History
Featuring more than 6,500 objects from China and Tibet, acquired between 1901 and 1904 during the Jacob H. Schiff expedition to China led by sinologist Berthold Laufer… exploring the history and culture of a sophisticated people that had not yet experienced the industrial transformation… The collection includes "objects used in daily life, agriculture, folk religion, medicine, and in the practice of such crafts as printing, bookbinding, carpentry, enamelware, ceramics, and laquerware. [Laufer] also collected antique bronzes and Han Dynasty ceramics[, and his] interest in the theater led him to make the most extensive collection of Chinese puppets in North America including shadow puppets, rod puppets, and glove puppets in several regional styles, and to record performances on wax cylinders. The collection also includes costumes, musical instruments, and stilts for the Yang Ko folk drama."

Go to Museum Resource: https://anthro.amnh.org/laufer_collection
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