Painting depicting a featureless female figure, in tones of aqua and light blue extending across the center of the canvas in a light gray hammock. There is a bright white shape, perhaps a book, in the middle of the figure. Behind the figure, the rest of the composition is organized in horizontal sections. At top, a yellow sky; below that are two gently-curved mountains in dark brown, followed by two horizontal planes of color in tan and light brown.
Black kimono with the character kotobuki in several scripts, in deep red
Artist Unknown, Japan
Silk crepe dyed black with areas of wax-resist in the shape of kotobuki characters. These characters were brushed with red, which matches the inner red lining of momi plain weave silk above with persimmon silk crepe below.
Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire
Goldweight in the shape of a fan: a small, thin handle attached to a flat, spherical form, with a spiraling motif coming out of the center; the attachment of the handle to the circular shape is by way of a semi-circle, decorated with a spiraling motif flowing in the opposite direction.
This ovular box, although flat on the bottom, has a lid decorated with curved ridges and protrusions that arch across the surface. The entire exterior is speckled with tiny craters, breaking up the illusion of a perfectly smooth surface. The ash glaze decorates the lidded box with an earthy brown color. The glaz pools in the valleys of the lid and small craters throughout, creating areas of darker hue. The meeting of the lid and box body is not a straight line, but rugged.
This cup consists of two parts such as the long cup and the midsection containing balls. It has a wide mouth together with a large and flat bottom. Two protruding bands divide the sup into four fields, with the bottom three being decorated with incised gouged dots patterns. The midsection has two areas divided by a protruding band. Both areas have some triangular perforations
This vessel consists of a cup with an outward-flaring mouth supported on an inverted V-shaped pedestal foot. A single oval-shaped handle is attached to the underside of the cup. The pedestal foot is decorated with four vertical rectangular perforations. Immediately below this is a pair of thin horizontal ridges, which also encircle the body of the cup.
This is known as a pear shaped bottle vase with widely everted mouth, narrow neck that makes it easy to grasp and a round globular body that is bottom heavy. Some lines encircle the body and neck. The foot is rather high.
In a large dark interior, and elderly couple standing in the shadows gestures towards a sleeping woman positioned in bright light in the foreground. Her clothing is in disarray, her breasts exposed, and garments used as makeshift drapery to screen her. At the lower left is a still life of an overturned basket with vegetables and eggs cascading onto the floor.
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Etching and aquatint with hand-coloring on heavy laid paper