The piece portrays a central god, with many milkmaids surrounding him. There are louts flowers present, as well as hills and buildings at the top of the painting. There are also various incarnations of gods, which are the blue-skinned figures.
Two shifuku (silk pouches) for Tea Caddy "Hitorine" (1954/1.532)
Artist Unknown, Japan
Two small pouches for tea caddy. The striped pouch is woven with light brown, dark-green, light-green and dark blue warp threads and light brown weft threads in satin weave, which create stripe, plaid and treasure ("takara") patterns. The round pouch has two side slits for easy opening; a purple cord is inserted through the mouth of the pouch for tying.
Another pouch has whirlpool patterns created with the same satin weave using brown warp threads and light blue, white, and blue weft threads. The weft threads create the staggered, whirlpool patterns. This pouch also has two side slits and tied with light brown color cord at the top.
Globular ewer with short spout, flaring lip, and double-dragon handle
Artist Unknown, China
Globular-shaped ewer with spout and handle covered inside and out with a luminous dark brown glaze decorated on the shoulder with splashes of milky pale blue tone and stopping in an irregular line above the neatly finished flat foot to expose the granular ware.
Object Creation Date
8th century - 9th century
Medium and Support
stoneware with light buff body, dark brown glaze with bluish suffusions
It has a little Flaring base with spherical food storage bowl on top. There are no holes in the base. The lid is attached with a knob-handle shaped like a button. There is no design on the lid but stained some part.
Fire polished cut crystal inkwell with rounded corners with sterling silver lid
This is a cut crystal inkwell with a sterling silver collar and cap. It has a square shape with smooth rounded edges at the top and a geometric cut design on the bottom. The round shaped lid has vegetal designs.
Tiffany Studios art nouveau brass inkwell with lid
This inkwell has a short cylindrical shape with a circlular hole iin the top and a hinged lid. The body is made of glass with a brass metal overlay decoration of vegetal designs. The lid and ink cup are metal.
This is a clear glass inkwell with sterling silver overlay. The body is oval shaped with a diagonal swirl design. The design has an alternating glass and silver swirl pattern. The collar and lid are silver. The lid has a diagonal swirl design that rises to a peak.
This is a clear cut glass inkwell with a sterling silver lid. The body has the shape of a cropped pyramid with triangle patterns on the edges and starburst designs. The silver lid has a round shape with floral designs.
This is a black and white photograph that depicts a city street scene. It shows a crosswalk in front of a multi-story building, silhouetted against a clear sky. There is a large billow of steam rising from the street surface where a barrier and vent pipe have been contructed within the crosswalk.
A round metal lock meant to lock a chest. The front of the metal disc is decorated with a line carving of a Korean character surrounded by multiple carved circles, but leave a rim of undecorated metal around its edges.
A finely potted stoneware beaker with a rounded bottom and a lightly incised, freely drawn leaf scroll spreading across the widest part of the body, flanked by incised double horizontal lines, all covered evenly with an yellow green glaze. Four spur markes inside.