A finely potted deep stoneware beaker with a rounded bottom and a mottled, dark green glaze. The attractive glaze effect is achieved by applying small dots of a wax over the entire surface of the vessel, and then pouring the glaze from the top down. Unglazed ring interior is the result from a clay ring to separate one pot from another in firing.
Li tripod beaker, with a cylindrical body flares out at the rim, and expands organically in its lower half to rest on three udder-shaped legs. It appears to have been dipped into black slip and burnished to produce a smooth, shiny surface.
Cinerary Urn or Reliquary with stamped "fish scale" designs
Artist Unknown, Korea
This stoneware vessel consists of a bowl and lid. The curved hemispheric lid has a ring-shaped knob in the center and is decorated a lot of dot line design. The hemispheric bowl stands on the low foot with a flat base. This part is also decorated with stamped design.
Stoneware ewer with celadon glaze in the shape of a calabash, or double-gourd. The handle mimics the tendrils of the gourd. A long, thin spout curves slightly outward from the rounded base, and a small lid crested by a tendril-like loop covers an opening at the top of the ewer.
This monotype depicts the back of a nude woman. She is sitting down, and we can see her arms, part of her left leg and part of the left side of her face. The woman casts some dark shadows on the left and under her right arm.
This is a rectangular fragment of a larger garment, probably a shawl, woven from very fine woolen threads with a white/natural ground and alternating rows of intricately detailed 'boteh' (paisley) patterns in red and blue.
Untitled [same as 1987/1.241, entitled "Buddha (B)"; Kannon]; image of a famous 7th-century sculpture at Hôryûji, Nara
Despite the title given by the artist, this print is a highly abstracted representation of a famous 7th century sculpture of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (J. Kannon), in the collection of Hôryûji Temple, Nara.