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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
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Female half-figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Tabwa

19th century

circa 1885

1987/2.64

wood

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Beaker with incised leaf scroll pattern

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

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.

16th century

16th century

1991/1.95

stoneware with yellow green glaze

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Beaker with mottled green drip glaze

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

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.

16th century

16th century

1991/1.96

stoneware with a mottled, dripped green glaze

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Bowl with carved lotus petals design

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A rounded bowl, its lower two-thirds carved as a lotus blossom centered on the foot of the bowl, with two bands of double incised lines around the rim area. The pale yellow-brown glaze is worn in some areas. Five spur marks inside.

16th century

16th century

1991/1.97

stoneware with yellow green glaze

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Shallow dish with incised floral medallions and molded lotus petals

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A nearly flat, large, shallow stoneware dish, the interior with a delicately incised floral scroll pattern, and the upturmed rim adorned with robustly modelled lotus petals, all on a broad and secure foot.

16th century

16th century

1991/1.98

stoneware, unglazed

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Lime pot with a handle in the shape of areca fruit

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A small container made by inverting a wheel-thrown jar with a rounded bottom, cutting out a circle in the new 'shoulder' of the jar, and attaching a flat bottom. The handle, which is simply attached at both ends, takes the form of an areca fruit. The vessel as a whole has a pale straw-colored glaze, with a rich green iron glaze dripped over the handle and the upper part of the pot.

16th century

16th century

1991/1.99

stoneware with green and crackled white glaze

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.72/1991_2_72.JPG

Moon over Lausanne

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three figures stand in the bottom left corner. The image is mostly tan and light blue except very dark in the center. The blue horizon line is in the top third of the image stretching from a cityscape on the left side to a sweeping hill on the right side. There is a small moon in the middle at the very top of the image.

1775-1851

19th century

1836

1991/2.72

watercolor and graphite on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.73/1991_2.73.JPG

Luxembourg

Joseph Mallord William Turner

The top third of the landscape image is the sky with two tower-structures silhouetted on the far right side. There is a structure in the middle of the image with a bridge connecting the cliffs. The bottom right corner of the image is darker and more blue than the rest.

1775-1851

19th century

1839

1991/2.73

watercolor and gouache on blue paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Head of a Mountain Cow

Paul Klee

1879-1940

20th century

1940

1991/2.74

watercolor and gouache on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.75/1991_2.75.JPG

Arsonist Marionette

Paul Klee

1879-1940

20th century

1933

1991/2.75

wax crayon on prepared paper with brown ground

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.76/1991_2.76.JPG

Religion of the Sword

George Grosz

1893-1959

20th century

1893-1959

1991/2.76

ink on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.160/2000_2.160.JPG

Die Säule [The Piillar]

Paul Klee

watercolor and ink on paper

1879-1940

20th century

1926

2000/2.160

watercolor and ink on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Traveller in a Mountain Landcape with a Waterfall

Hamada Kyôdo

1766 - 1814

18th-19th century

circa 1790-1814

2003/1.389

hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.390/2003_1.390.JPG

Bamboo and Rocks

Nakabayashi Chikutô

1776-1853

19th century

1836

2003/1.390

hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.391/2003_1.391.JPG

The Deva Idaten

Yamawaki Tôki

Idaten is depicted here, fierce, standing on clouds. His garments blow in the breeze, and a halo showing his power and godliness encircles his head.

1777-1839

19th century

circa 1800-1839

2003/1.391

ink, color and gold on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.392/2003_1_392.JPG

Calligraphy: "The Ocean of Good Fortune"

Yueshan Daozong (J. Etsuzan Dôshû; Ôbaku Etsuzan)

Running script calligraphy

1629 - 1709

17th century

circa 1660-1709

2003/1.392

ink on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Spring landscape with willow trees and houses by a shore

Yamamoto Baiitsu

1783-1856

19th century

circa 1810-1856

2003/1.393

ink and light color on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Heron, Willow, and Peonies by a Stream (pair with 2003/1.394.1)

Hasegawa Settei

1819 - 1882

19th century

circa 1840-1882

2003/1.394.2

ink and colors on gray-washed silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Geese, Peonies and Grasses (pair with 2003/1.394.2)

Hasegawa Settei

1819 - 1882

19th century

circa 1850-1882

2003/1.394.1

ink and color on gray-washed silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.395/2003_1_395.JPG

Autumn Mountain Landscape

Hine Taizan

1813-1869

19th century

circa 1840-1869

2003/1.395

panel, ink and colors on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.396/2003_1.396.JPG

Three Poets (including Hitomaro and Saigû Nyôgo), with Poetic Inscriptions

Arai Seihô

1818-?

19th century

mid 19th century

2003/1.396

hanging scroll, ink, color and gold on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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River Landscape

Ikeda Unshô

1823 - 1886

19th century

1865

2003/1.397

handscroll, ink on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.398/2003_1.398.JPG

Four Monks

Gako

1735 - 1805

18th century

circa 1750-1805

2003/1.398

ink on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Peony

Asai Ryûto

1842 - 1907

19th century

circa 1870-1907

2003/1.399

ink on satin

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Calligraphy: "Bird" in seal script, plus two lines

Misui Shinwa

1700 - 1783

18th century

circa 1740-1783

2003/1.400

ink on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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River Landscape in Snow

Shiokawa Bunrin

1808 - 1877

19th century

circa 1840-1877

2003/1.401

ink and light color on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.402/2003_1.402.JPG

Tanuki (raccoon dog) and Bamboo in the Snow

Konoshima Ôkoku

A tanuki, or racoon dog, is seen peering over its shoulder on a snowy hill. Its footprints disappear in the snow behind it. Bamboo rise from out of view on the bottom right, and dominate the upper register of the image. This painting mounted on a hanging scroll also includes elaborate gold fabric with repeating designs.

1877-1938

20th century

early 20th century

2003/1.402

Hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Three Eggplants and a Poem

Itô Jakuchû

1716-1800

18th century

circa 760-1800

2003/1.403

ink on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

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Courtesan Reading a Book of Erotica, Watched by a Monk

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

circa 1840

2003/1.404

hanging scroll, ink, color and gold on silk

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

A side: Mandarin ducks and plum trees, by Yokoyama Seiki

B side: Lakeside landscape, by Okajima Seikô

Yokoyama Seiki and Okajima Seikô

19th century

circa 1850-1865

2003/1.405.1

ink and light colors with gold dust on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

A side: Mandarin ducks and plum trees, by Yokoyama Seiki

B side: Lakeside landscape, by Okajima Seikô

Yokoyama Seiki and Okajima Seikô

19th century

circa 1850-1865

2003/1.405.2

ink and light colors with gold dust on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

A side: Mandarin ducks and plum trees, by Yokoyama Seiki

B side: Lakeside landscape, by Okajima Seikô

Yokoyama Seiki and Okajima Seikô

19th century

circa 1850-1865

2003/1.405.3

ink and light colors with gold dust on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

A side: Mandarin ducks and plum trees, by Yokoyama Seiki

B side: Lakeside landscape, by Okajima Seikô

Yokoyama Seiki and Okajima Seikô

19th century

circa 1850-1865

2003/1.405.4

ink and light colors with gold dust on paper

rank 8.55601

Gift of Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.176/2005_1_176.JPG

Flywhisk (mpiya, nsea, nfunka or nyese)

Artist Unknown, African, Dondo Peoples Congo Republic

Wood-carved flywhisk is shape of a woman. Her torso doubles as the whisk handle and is scarified with leaden inlay, which has been worn smooth due to extended use. A red cotton wrap marks the transition zone between the female’s torso and the buffalo hair whisk below. The whisk visually acts as a grass skirt completing the above figure’s body and dress.

late 18th - early 19th century

circa 1800

2005/1.176

wood, lead, cotton fiber, buffalo hair

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Nkisi Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Vili

19th century

circa 1875

2005/1.177

wood, (see notes & histories for full medium description)

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.178/2005_1_178.JPG

Nkisi Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bwende

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.178

wood, shells, metal

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.179/2005_1_179.JPG

Nkisi Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Vili

19th century

circa 1850

2005/1.179

wood, metal tack, glass chips, resin

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Nkisi Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Vili

late 18th - early 19th century

circa 1800

2005/1.180

wood, tukula powder, kaolin

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.181/2005_1_181.JPG

Whistle (nsiba)

Artist Unknown, African, Vili Peoples, Congo Republic

Two components make up this vertical whistle. The superstructure is a wooden carving of two birds that face each other, bellies touching, with a small round object between them, so that each is holding it in their beaks. The birds' talons clutch the base of the sculpture. The base has a hole in the center into which the antelope horn is pegged.

19th century

1925-1975

2005/1.181

wood, antelope horn

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.182/2005_1_182.JPG

Power Figure (nkisi kozo)

Artist Unknown, African, Vili Peoples, Congo Republic

Small wooden animal, possibly a dog or warthog, stands with medicinal pack and mirror embedded into its back; face has long sneering mouth and snout, bearing teeth. short pointed ears; tail curls at end. Two “guns” or pointy projections would have come out above the dog’s front legs, but they have broken off.

19th century

1825-1899

2005/1.182

wood, mirrors, resin, tukula powder, medicinal substances

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.183/2005_1.183.JPG

Power figure (nkisi)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Vili

Carved wooden figure of a human. The umbilicus protrudes and is concave, which would have held magical/medicinal substances. The figure is posed with crossed legs and one hand supprting the head. The face is detailed.

19th century

circa 1850

2005/1.183

wood, woven cotton fiber, glass, split cane, elephant hair, metal, resin

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.184/2005_1_184.JPG

Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1885

2005/1.184

wood

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1860

2005/1.185

wood, resin

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.186/2005_1_186.JPG

Seated Figure

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1885

2005/1.186

wood

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Figure with Child

African, Congo (Zaire), Yombe

19th century

circa 1890

2005/1.187

wood, brass tacks, mirror fragments

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.189/2005_1_189.JPG

Male Figure (possibly mukuya figure repurposed as nkisi)

Artist Unknown, African, Beembe Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood-carved, standing figure with knees slightly flexed, prominent gentalia, naturalistic face, pointed beard and eyes inset with a white material, probably small ceramic fragments. The feet are missing. It wears a metal ring around its neck, and a string with metal fragments, glass beads and a small metal bell is attached across its chest, from arm to arm. A vertical crack on the front right side of the figure is filled with a gauzy material.

19th century

circa 1870

2005/1.189

wood, beads, metal, ceramic fragments

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Nkisi Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bwende

19th century

circa 1870

2005/1.190

wood, porcelain chips

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.191/2005_1_191.JPG

Power Figure (nkisi nduda)

Artist Unknown, African, Yombe Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Small wooden figure with naturalistic human face engulfed in layers of multi-media attachments including animal hides, medicine packs, and a turban bound in feathers. Figure holds the tip of a curved piece of wood in its mouth, the other end of which terminates in its clutched right hand. A round mirrior is embdedded in the figure's "belly." The hides and fibers creating the “skirt” are intact, making it unique.

Late 19th century

2nd half of 19th century

2005/1.191

wood, mirror, glass, hide, fiber, feathers, resin, pigment

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.192/2005_1_192.JPG

Nail figure (nkisi nkondi)

Artist Unknown, Vili Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wood-carved, standing male figure 40 inches in height. Its shoulders and torso are impaled with iron blades, nails and fragments. The torso is long, arms at side are bent at elbow and hands rest on lower abdomen. The right wrist wears a bracelet with attachments. The legs are truncated, with twisted metal anklet on right foot. The face is naturalistic, the mouth slightly open, the nose long and narrow with slightly flared nostrils. Eyes are almost shaped, may have had inlay that is now gone. The top of the head shows a tiered, "layer cake like" coiffure. The figure has a long and deep crack down the entire length of its left side, from top of the head to the left ankle.

Late 19th century

circa 1850

2005/1.192

wood, iron nails, blades and fragments, fiber cord

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.193/2005_1_193.JPG

Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Yaka Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

20th century

circa 1920

2005/1.193

wood

rank 8.46194

Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern