Inscription of artist: On a winter day, 1621 in the reign of T'ien-ch'i, Tseng Ching painted this for Mr. Ch'in-t'ai (T'ien-ch'i Hsin-yu tung-jih Tseng Ching wei Ch'in-t'ai hsien-sheng hsieh); Seals of artist: Tseng Ching chih yin, P'o-ch'ên. Additional colophons and seals: Ch'ên Chi-ju (1558-1693) Colophon; Seals: Mei-kung, I-fu-ju; Ch'ên Kuan (act. 1554-1562) Colophon: signed, Han-yin lao-fu Ch'ên Kuan; Seals: Pai-shih tao-jen, Ch'ên Kung-tsan shih; Li Liu-fang (1575-1629) Colophon; Seals: Li Liu-fang yin, Li Ch'ang-heng; Lin Yün-feng (unidentified) Colophon: signed Wu-chün Lin Yün-fêng; Seals: P'u-yüan, Lin Yün-feng yin, Jo-fu chih; Ts'ao Hsi (act. late Ming) Colophon: signed Ch'ang-chou yu-ti Ts'ao Hsi; Seals: Lo-fu, Tzu-hsü shih; Fêng Wei-ch'i (unidentified) Colophon: signed Wei-ch'i; Seals: Fêng Wei-ch'i yin; Lu Kuang-ming (unidentified) Colophon: signed Yen-tang-ch'ang Lu Kuang-ming; Unidentified: Label: Portrait of Mr. P'an Ch'in-t'ai by Ming Tseng Po-ch'ên; K'ung-ch'ing kuan collection; remounted in 1900. Stamped in red ink on label: Han-ku chai chuang-chih; Seal: Wei-kung chien-ts'ang.
Painting of a standing male figure facing forward and holding a walking stick, against a blank background surrounded by an inscription, two artist’s seals, seven colophons and accompanying seals of contemporary scholars and artists.
In 1621, Zeng Jing, the most famous portrait painter in Chinese history, completed this portrait of Pan Qintai, a scholar from Suzhou admired by many seventeenth-century contemporaries.
The Princess is seated at a desk covered with books. Her hands are resting on her knee and her foot rests on an ottoman. To the left behind her there are drapes and Windsor Castle can be seen through the window.
Aluminum shaft with block letters cast in black plastic.
One of a series of sculptures in which Horn transforms language into a physical form. Seen from one angle, the text forms an abstract pattern, while from another it emerges as a poetic phrase: the first line of Emily Dickinson’s poem number 1182.
The Princess is standing with one gloved hand hanging by her side and the other, ungloved, resting on the banister of the stairs. In front of her, the stairs rise to a large stone building (possibly Windsor Castle). In the background is a deep landscape with figures in the distance at the right.
Long narrow strip of parchment with writing in red and black pigment; image at top shows a face with large eyes in a square with eight radiating triangles (Solomon's Seal); image at bottom shows a winged figure holding a sword (archangel). Rows of eyes border the images.
Healing scrolls combine prayers written in Ge'ez, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, with astrological and mystical symbols. They are made for individuals suffering from recurring illness and misfortune. Prepared by clerics called dabtara, scrolls are fashioned from parchment and extend the length of the patient. They are worn close to the body, rolled in a small, leather case, or hung near the bedside where the patient can gaze into its healing imagery.