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The Smithsonian Institution is adding more than 5,000 art objects -- most from ancient China -- to its collection after a bequest by an immigrant from central Europe who made a career in the United States both as a collector and a psychiatrist.

A foretaste of the gift from the late Dr. Paul Singer went on exhibit unannounced last month at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The 18 pieces include a bronze bell 3,000 years old and a pierced jade disk a millennium older. Scholars are still trying to figure out what kind of ceremony the disk was used for.

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