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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Credit Line
Full Record: x-1966-sl-2.25/1966_2.25.JPG

Blue-and-white brush holder with human figures and pine tree

Artist Unknown Hirado ware, Japan

A hexagonal container of white porcelain. Each of six rectangular panels has delicate rendering of figures or plants with blue underglaze. On one panel there is a male figure dancing and playing a drum. On another panel, dancing male figure appears as well. Next to the drumming figure, a pine tree is drawn.

18th century

18th century

1966/2.25

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1982-sl-1.201/1982_1.201.JPG

Woman Before a Mirror

Hirano Hakuhô

(1879 - 1957)

20th century

circa 1930

1982/1.201

color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.99/1964_1.99.JPG

Blue-and-white jar with floral and leaf design

Artist Unknown, Hizen ware, Japan

A medium size, well potted jar with round shoulder and shorter neck. Inside is not totally glazed. On the body, pine, bamboo, and plum trees are finely painted with blue underglaze. Then a translucent glaze is applied, which turns into milky, white color. It has three floral decorations on the shoulder; the decoration is originated in functional elements of “ears” to which ropes were tied for transportation. The neck has a band of double lines and spray design of peony flowers and leaves. The rim of the neck is unglazed. The foot is unglazed; eye is glazed. Some imperfections of glaze are seen toward the bottom. Glaze is scraped off on one part. Many speckles on the surface.

17th century

1615-1643

1964/1.99

porcelain, blue underglaze painting

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Selections from Truisms

Jenny Holzer

LED display running time approximately 25 minutes with looping text of approximately 170 truisms in red text.

born 1950

20th century

1983

2006/1.151

electronic L.E.D. with red diodes

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund and anonymous individual benefactors

Full Record: x-2007-sl-2.1/2007_2_1.JPG

Portrait of Sir Foster Cunilffe, 3rd Bt. of Acton Park, Wrexham, Denbingshire (1755-1834)

John Hoppner

Full-length portrait of a standing male in a lanscape setting. To the left of the composition stands a pair of birches near the figure; to the right the landscape opens up to a distant expanse of trees and hills. The man, Sir Foster Cunliiffe, stands facing to the right and looking out of the canvas to the left. He holds a bow and quiver of arrows; a black hat with feather lies on the ground at his feet. He is dressed in tan pants and waistcoat with a green frock coat and black boots.

1758 - 1810

1787-1834

2007/2.1

oil on canvas

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1977-sl-1.180/1977_1.180.JPG

Beauty under Cherry Blossoms

Hosoda Eishi

This is a portrait of a courtesan and her two attendants. The courtesan wears a red cloak with a peacock flying over peonies and a pale green color kimono with “shippô” (seven treasures) pattern. Her green obi, tied in the front, has design of red and blue clouds with gold plants. She is turning away from a viewer to show the gorgeous cloak. Her hair is sculpted in a butterfly shape on the top and has wings to the side. Tortoise-shell combs and multiple hairpins adorn the hair. Her two attendants flank the courtesan; they wear matching, dark green kimono with chrysanthemum flower design and red underkimono. Their kimono have especially long sleeves (furisode), whose openings are tied with ribbons. Their obi are in brocade and tied on their backs. Their hair is sculpted in round shape on their tops and has side wings like the courtesan. They wear silver hair accessories of cherry blossoms and tassels, long hairpins and red silk ribbons. The attendant on the left holds a battledore pad and the right attendant holds a ball. All the women wear black platform sandals. There is a cherry tree in full blossom on the right, from which some petals fall on the women and the ground. There are the artist’s signature and seal on the lower right corner. It has mounting of beige silk and two strips of floral pattern brocade on the top and bottom of the painting.

1756-1829

19th century

1810

1977/1.180

ink and color on silk

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.20/1979_2.20ALL.JPG

Album of Calligraphy

Huang Jishui (Huang Chishui)

1509-1574

16th century

1562

1979/2.20

calligraphy album

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.155/1983_2.155.JPG

Figures from Chinese History: Liu Kuan

Huang Shen

1687-1766

18th century

1687-1766

1983/2.155

album leaf, ink and color on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.156/1983_2.156.JPG

Figures from Chinese History: Yan Guang

Huang Shen

1687-1766

18th century

1687-1766

1983/2.156

ablum leaf, ink and color on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.157/1983_2.157.JPG

Figures from Chinese History: The Taoist Luo Gongyuan

Huang Shen

Paper mounted on aqua silk. There are three figures present in the image. The focal point is a cart full of fruit. There is calligraphy on the upper left hand side of the image, complete with two red seals. There is a Christies sticker on the bottom left corner of the mounting.

1687-1766

18th century

1687-1766

1983/2.157

album leaf, ink and color on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.158/1983_2.158.JPG

Figures from Chinese History: Zhang Tianqi Calling in the Cranes

Huang Shen

Paper mounted on aqua silk. There are two figures present, and a large crane (bird). The central figure, Zhang Tiangi, has his arms uplifted, while a less important figure is depicted with his back to the viewer and is slightly hunched over. There is a crane with a red crown behind these two figures. The colors are muted. There is calligraphy in the upper left hand corner of the painting, complete with two red seals.

1687-1766

18th century

1687-1766

1983/2.158

album leaf, ink and color on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.354/1983_1.354.JPG

Mountain Landscape

Ikeno Taiga

1723-1776

18th century

1725-1775

1983/1.354

ink and light color on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.174/1961_1.174.1OF6.JPG

Scholarly Occupations and The Three Friends (Pine, Plum, Bamboo)

Ikeno Taiga

1723-1776

18th century

18th century

1961/1.174

one of a pair of 6-fold screens, ink on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.175/1961_1.175.1OF6.JPG

Scholarly Occupations and The Three Friends (Pine, Plum, Bamboo)

Ikeno Taiga

1723-1776

18th century

18th century

1961/1.175

one of pair a of 6-fold screens, ink on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.42/1972_2.42.JPG

Devotees of the Buddha (fragment of a frieze from a stupa, from Nagarjunakonda?)

India, Andhra Pradesh

2nd-3rd century

2nd century - 3rd century

1972/2.42

limestone

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-2002-sl-1.167/2002_1.167.JPG

Vishnu as Varaha, the Cosmic Boar

India, Central India

This intricate stele has a large Varaha in the center. He is in the archer’s stance, with his right leg extended and his left leg bent resting on a lotus held up by a male and female snake figures. They have human bodies from the waist up and knotted snake bodies below. Varaha has a human body with the head of a boar, his head thrown back supporting the figure of the earth goddess who holds on to his snout. A lotus leaf acts as an umbrella over his head. Three of his four arms are intact with his right one at his hip holding a broken lotus, only the stem survives, and the two left hands holding a conch at his chest and a discus at his knee. The broken arm held the club and the top of it is still visible next to the pavilion on the left over his shoulder. Besides the two snake figures, three figures stand on the base to either side, the other one female, while the others are male. The inner two hold the conch and discus and can be considered shankhapurausha and cakrapurusha, the personifications of the two weapons. The figure in the center on the left ahs his hand raised over his head and the one on the right holds an arrow. They stand against pilaster forms, each surmounted by a pillared pavilion. To the sides of the pillars, vyalis (a composite animal) decorate the columns, a conventional throne motif and above them on the outside some devotee figures, the one on the right is broken. Against the pillar a broken animal figure is to the right and a seated devotee is seen on the left. The two pavilion forms house gods. The one to the left houses a small four-armed image of Brahma (three of his heads show, the central one with a beard) holding his usual attributes, a ladle for ritual and probably a pot, etc.. That on the right houses a four-armed figure of Shiva holding a trident and other attributes. The top of the stele is broken, but there is a devotee to the left and a row of seven figures all with hand up in a reassuring gesture and the other holding a pot. Could there have been two more and represent the nine planets? They do not appear very different one from the other.

10th century

circa 10th century

2002/1.167

sandstone

rank 2.40209

Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.73/1968_2.73.JPG

Yakshi bearing flowers (railing pillar from a stupa)

India, Madhya Pradesh, Mathura

3rd century

late 2nd century - early 3rd century

1968/2.73

mottled red sandstone

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.2/1977_2.2.JPG

Syamatara

Artist Unknown, India, Northeastern India

12th century

12th century

1977/2.2

black chlorite (stone)

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.396/1983_1.396.JPG

Buddha, seated under a canopy of 3 leaves on a double lotus dais in the padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra, flanked by two stupas

Artist Unknown, India, Northeastern India

The Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. He is shown under three leaves, indicating the bodhi tree under which he sat while meditating before reaching an awakening. He is shown flanked by two stupas, or reliquary monuments, symbolizing his attainment of nirvana.

11th century

11th century

1983/1.396

black schist

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.385/2003_1.385.JPG

Vishnu Stele, four-armed Vishnu with two of his attributes personified

Artist Unknown

Vishnu stand in a strict unbending pose, samabhanga and has four hands. Reading clockwise from the front right hand, he holds lotus, a club, a discus and a conch. The lotus and conch are also personified with full standing figures at the base below his tow front hands, the lotus as a female figure to his right and the conch as a male figure to his left. On the pointed arch behind the figure a flying figure holding garlands is carved in shallow relief to either side of his crown. He wears a diaphanous lower cloth, the folds of the garment are articulated with a flared section down the center. He wears a long garland down to his knees, a sacred thread and various pieces of jewelry, including bracelets, armlets, a necklace and large earrings and an elaborate crown.

10th century

circa 10th century

2003/1.385

black schist

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1979-sl-1.160/1979_1.160.JPG

Krishna massaging the feet of Radha (a scene from the Gita Govinda?)

Artist Unknown, India, Punjab Hills, Mankot School

Bold colors depict Krishna, one of human manifestations of the Hindu god Vishnu, is seated with a woman, Radha, above him. He touches her leg, and the tips of her hands and feet glow red. She sits erect and holds a large flower, looking straight off the left edge of the picture. The two are framed in an architectural structure.

18th century

circa 1730

1979/1.160

ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and beetle thorax casings on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-2003-sl-2.57/2003_2_57.JPG

Phulkari (woman's head covering) with peacock designs

Artist Unknown, India, Punjab

This is a red cloth covered with geometric patterns and abstract forms in the shape of peacocks. The designs and peacocks are multicolored and depicted in a repetitive format with the birds arranged in five columns and nine rows.

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2003/2.57

white, green, magenta, and indigo silk floss embroidery on madder-dyed cotton

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.151/2004_1.151.JPG

Column with Four Jinas and Attendants (Jain Marble Column)

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan or Gujarat, Jain

This column fragment consists of a base with a seated jina in the center with a tiered umbrella above him under an elaborate arch flanked by two figures to either side—two male and dancing females at the outside. Three virtually identical bands above it represent smaller seated jinas in less elaborate pavilions. A pair of male cauri bearers with a devotional male on the outside flanks each of the two central figures. The top figure is flanked by the pair of cauri bearers, but with an elephant surmounted by a lion figure on either side. There is no cognizance present to identify any of the four jinas, all are depicted in lotus position and their hands in dhyana mudra, a meditation gesture.

12th - 13th century

12th century - 13th century

2004/1.151

marble

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.242/1980_2.242.JPG

Lady meeting her lover from the Rasamanjari of Bhanudatta series

India, Rajasthan, Mewar School

Brightly colored painting with three primary registers. The uppermost and smallest register contains a poem. The lower two are larger and similar in size. The bottommost depicts stairs, architectural structures, snakes, and flowering plants. Above, the middle register frames a seated man under a canopy-like architectural form, who reaches out to grasp the wrist of a woman. Behind her is a flowering tree, and and the far right, and open door.

17th century

circa 1630

1980/2.242

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-2002-sl-1.166/2002_1.166.JPG

Râmâyana manuscript, folio 101: Demon Armies Pour Out of Ravana's Castle

India, Seu-Nainsukh School

late 18th century

circa 1785-1800

2002/1.166

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.395/1983_1_395.JPG

Lord Vishnu in the Center of His Ten Incarnations

Artist Unknown, India, South India

20th century

20th century

1983/1.395

batik on cotton cloth

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.184/1961_1.184.JPG

Bowl with concentric bands of epigraphic decoration

Iran or Transoxiana

10th century

10th century

1961/1.184

earthenware with white slip, red, brown, and green slip painting, clear glaze

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.183/1961_1.183.JPG

Shallow bowl with stylized floral medallion

Artist Unknown, Iran

11th-12th century

11th century - 12th century

1961/1.183

fritware with yellow and brown overglaze decoration

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.186/1961_1.186.JPG

Bowl with radial design and inscribed rim

Iran, Kashan

A shallow bowl with a base and radial design and inscribed rim. The decorations are both on the inside and outside of the bowl.

early 13th century

early 13th century

1961/1.186

fritware with pale blue-green glaze and overglaze lustre painting

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.185/1961_1.185.JPG

Deep bowl with vegetal and calligraphic designs

Iran, Nishapur

10th century

10th century

1961/1.185

fritware with painted designs in red, yellow, and dark brown

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.182/1961_1.182.JPG

Faceted bottle

Iran?

12th - 13th century

12th century - 13th century

1961/1.182

bronze with silver inlay

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1961-sl-1.187/1961_1.187.JPG

Bowl with figure holding goblet and flask

Iraq

9th-10th century

late 9th century - 10th century

1961/1.187

earthenware with opaque white glaze with white luster

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1965-sl-1.156/1965_1.156.JPG

Rooster on a Branch

Itô Jakuchû

1716-1800

18th century

18th century

1965/1.156

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.100/1964_1.100.JPG

Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Fern-frond Border Design, one of five

Artist Unknown, Japan

Early 18th century

early 18th century

1964/1.100

porcelain with blue underglaze and overglaze enamel painting

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.102/1964_1.102.JPG

Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Chrysanthemums (Leaves and Tendrils) Design, one of five

Artist Unknown, Japan

Early 18th century

early 18th century

1964/1.102

porcelain with blue underglaze painting and overglaze enamels

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.103/1964_1.103.JPG

Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Maple Leaves on Spider Wed design, one of five

Artist Unknown, Japan

Early 18th century

early 18th century

1964/1.103

porcelain with blue underglaze painting and overglaze enamels

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.100/1966_1.100.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with mushroom design

Artist Unknown, Japan

Circular tsuba, made of iron. It has two holes in the middle. There are two openwork motifs of mushrooms on the lower left. Rusts on some parts of the piece.

16th century

16th century

1966/1.100

iron

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.98/1966_1.98.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard)

Artist Unknown, Japan

16th century

16th century

1966/1.98

iron

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.99/1966_1.99.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard)

Artist Unknown, Japan

15th century

15th century

1966/1.99

iron

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1969-sl-2.21/1969_2_21.JPG

Stupa: Hyakuman tô (one of one million pagodas)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Wooden miniture model of a tower, comprised of a round base, a bar in the middle where three larger discs and six or seven small discs are inserted. A bulb-shaped ornament rests on top.

8th century

764-770

1969/2.21

carved wood with traces of gesso

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.248a-amp-amp-sem-b/1983_2.248.JPG

Sutra Scroll Container with Cover

Artist Unknown, Japan

12th century

late 12th century

1983/2.248A&B

stoneware with gray (?) glaze

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1965-sl-2.76/1965_2.76.JPG

Ko-kiyomizu ware flower vase with painted design of plum and bamboo

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1868

1965/2.76

porcelain with crackled pink glaze, iron underglaze painting and overglaze gold

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1966-sl-2.27/1966_2.27.JPG

Kakiemon Ware 'Brick'

Artist Unknown, Japan

Late 17th century

late 17th century

1966/2.27

porcelain with blue underglaze and overglaze red and green painting

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1967-sl-2.5/1967_2.5.JPG

Mist Clearing Over a Mountain Village, formerly attributed to Hasegawa Nobuharu (Shinshun; later, Tôhaku)

Artist Unknown, Japan

This is a vertical format painting surrounded by green and gold fabric. It is painted in tones of black with some areas of pink and blue color. It depicts a landscape scene with a cluster of small houses nestled in a craggy mountainous area. There is a river that runs through the landscape with two figures crossing a small footbridge. Other figures are shown in the open area of the village. The trees and vegetation are painted with short abbreviated brushstriokes.

17th century

late 16th century - early 17th century

1967/2.5

hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.104a-amp-amp-sem-b/1986_2.104.JPG

Tea Kettle

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

1986/2.104A&B

iron with molding design

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1966-sl-2.1/1966_2.1.JPG

Late Autumn Landscape

Artist Unknown, Japan

The entire top portion of this painting is seemingly blank, but represents the air and atmosphere. Below are mountains hugged by clouds and trees and vegetation in the phase of autumn.

16th century

16th century

1966/2.1

hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.94/1966_1.94.JPG

Blue-and-white plate with painting of figures in a landscape

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th century

circa 1685

1966/1.94

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1969-sl-1.106/1969_1.106.JPG

Bodhisattva Padmapani (Avalokiteshvara; Japanese, Kannon), from Kôfukuji

Artist Unknown, Japan

The figure is standing on a lotus-shaped pedestal; the hair is tied as a knot on top of the head; a crown is also on the top. The face has two elongated ears, round eyeblows, eyes looking downward; the lips are shut; sloping sholders are wrapped with thin robe, which hung toward the knees. Right hand, showing a palm, is raised to the chest while the left hand is by the lower abdomen, as if holding something. The three wrinkles can be seen on the neck. All are made of wood.

12th century

12th century

1969/1.106

wood with trace of color

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.109/1966_1.109.JPG

Mirror

Artist Unknown, Japan

5th century - 6th century

1966/1.109

bronze

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Full Record: x-1969-sl-2.23/1969_2.23.JPG

Cranes and Lotus Flowers (Ranma)

Artist Unknown, Japan

n.d.

1969/2.23

woodwork

rank 2.40209

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund