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Vessel in the shape of a duck

Artist Unknown, Korea

A stoneware vessel designed for pouring or possibly to serve as an oil lamp, in the shape of a duck. The lower half of the duck's body and "legs" are formed by a shallow bowl on an openwork pedestal; the sides of the bowl have been compressed to make an elongated shape. The upper half of the duck's body, and its neck and head are formed by hand, The duck's body is hollow, with two aperture: liquids can be poured in through a funnel with a cup-shaped mouth on the duck's back, and liquids can be poured out through a wide opening at the tail.

3rd-4th century

3rd century - 4th century

2004/1.188

stoneware

rank 9.78066

ducks

vessels

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Vanneaux et Sarcelles

Félix Bracquemond

1833-1914

19th century

1862

1930.4

etching and drypoint on paper

rank 9.67193

ducks

grass

water

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Mandarin embroidery with duck

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

19th century

1989/2.28

embroidered silk

rank 9.67193

mandarin ducks

textiles

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The Poultry Man

George Overbury Hart

1868 - 1933

19th-20th century

1868-1933

1983/1.361

color monotype on paper

rank 9.67193

ducks

figures

seated

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Vase with Two Duck's Head Handles

Clément Massier

ca.1845-1917

20th century

1845-1917

1972/2.117

stoneware with glaze

rank 9.67193

ducks

handles

vase

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Two Ducks in a Stream

Murase Sôseki

(Kyoto, 1822 - 1877)

19th century

2nd half of 19th century

1930.69

color woodblock print on paper

rank 9.67193

ducks

plants

water

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Duck

Qi Baishi (Ch'i Pai-shih)

Blank background. On the right half of the painting, there is a duck and a few plant leaves. The artist signed his pen name, "Host of the Eight-inkstone Mansion," with seal on the right edge of the painting.

(1864 - 1957)

20th century

circa 1930

1949/1.202

ink on rice paper

rank 9.67193

calligraphy

ducks

plants

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Ivory snuff bottle with design of peonies and mandarin ducks

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1875-1925

1980/2.77

ivory with green and white jadeite stopper

rank 9.56560

ducks

peonies

snuff bottle

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Blue-and-white covered box with painted design of duck and plants

Artist Unknown, China

16th century

16th century

1993/2.25.1-2

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 9.56560

container

ducks

porcelain, opaque

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Duck and Lotus

Gao Qipei (Kao Ch'i-p'ei)

In this large scroll Gao depicts a duck swimming among aquatic plants in the shade of a cluster of lotus.

1660-1734

18th century

circa 1690-1734

1961/1.162

ink and color on paper

rank 9.56560

ducks

lotus

plants

water

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The Poultry Man

George Overbury Hart

1868 - 1933

20th century

1868-1933

1983/2.164

etching on wove paper

rank 9.56560

bending

ducks

figures

seated

Duck-Shaped Vessel

Kim YikYung

This lidded vessel forms the shape of a duck, with a tail pointing from the rear and a head rising to face forward in the front. Qhite slip was applied with visible and long brish strokes, and iron oxide painting adds a rusty hue to match the lower, unglazed clay color.

born 1935

21st century

2004

2010/2.30

stoneware with iron oxide painting over white slip under colorless glaze

rank 9.56560

ceramics

ducks

stoneware

vessel

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Tatsumura brocade fukuro obi with woven pattern of Central Asian paired ducks

Tatsumura Silk Studio

Terracotta-colored plain weave silk with woven pattern of paired ducks within lozenge-shaped floral scrolls; brocade done in thick white, light blue, and apricot silk floss; turquoise and purple-metallic-wrapped threads; and kinran (metallic coated paper) in two shades of gold.

20th century

1960s-1970s

2005/1.336

silk with woven patterns in silk floss, metallic wrapped threads and kinran

rank 9.56560

ducks

kimono

obi

pair

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Calligraphy: Watching Ducks on a Spring Morning

Nukina Kaioku

In this monumental scroll, Nukina Kaioku has brushed a Chinese poem of his own composition, on the enduring theme of nature as refreshment for the spirit. Note his masterful variation of thick and thin strokes, wet and dry ink, stately and rapid movement.

The verses may be tentatively rendered into English as follows:

Mandarin ducks enjoy the fresh water; their graceful forms glow as they pass through channels in the reeds.

Pushing beyond the thickets [to the open pond], they call to one another again and again in the dawn.

A crimson mist breaks through gaps in the glade, its glow warming hidden nests.

Waking up with nothing to do, [I came here] to playfully row among the spring waves.

(Tokushima, Shikoku, 1778 - 1863, Kyoto)

19th century

1840s - 1863

1987/2.45

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 9.46158

calligraphy

ducks

nature

poem

poetry

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Jupiter and Mercury Visiting Baucis and Philemon from a series intitled, 'Theatr

Anton Prenner

1683-1761

18th century

1728-1732

1951/2.4

engraving on paper

rank 9.46158

ducks

gods

mythology

seated

standing

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Le Meunier, son fils et l'âne

Jean-Baptiste Huet

1745-1811

19th century

1806

1972/2.334

silk?

rank 9.35979

chickens

dogs

ducks

mules

roosters

trees

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Tasza-Szalka, from "Hungarian Memories"

André Kertész

A woman is shown seated, bowl in her lap and ducks at her feet. She sits on what appears to be a stone bench and is covered by the shade of a tree.

1894-1985

20th century

July 6, 1924; printed 1981

1985/1.125.2

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 9.35979

agricultural buildings

ducks

jewish

trees

woman

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5:29 Bay Shore

Robert Rauschenberg

A collage of about nine photographs. Includes some of ducks, a train, and windows.

1925 - 2008

1981

2011/1.69

lithograph, collage on paper

rank 9.26017

abstract

collage

ducks

train cars, freight

windows

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Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Scroll)

Wang Mengbai

Chinese ink painting on scroll with poem, ducks and flowers.

1888-1934

circa 1920

2011/2.188

ink and color on paper on mounted on scroll

rank 9.26017

chinese

ducks

flowers (plants)

poems

scroll paintings

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Yao Ritual Scroll

Artist Unknown, China

mid 19th century–mid 20th century

19th century - mid 20th century

1983/2.130

hanging scroll, ink and color on cotton

rank 9.16265

dragon

ducks

figures

gods

horses

rites and rituals

tiger

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Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Fan)

Wang Mengbai

Chinese ink painting on a fan with drawings on the front and a poem on the back.

1888-1934

circa 1920

2011/2.189

ink and color on on paper

rank 9.16265

calligraphy

chinese

ducks

fans (costume accessories)

ink

poems

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Caravan

Anonymous Italian?

18th century

18th century

1970/2.26

pen and brown ink with brown wash

rank 8.97365

chickens

cows

dogs

ducks

goats

horses

mules

pitcher

sheep

vessels

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Janus Bird (Oiseau Janus)

Max Ernst

Standing bronze figure with recto/verso. The silhouette of the body is rectangular in shape. The heads on both side are simply rendered with rounded eyes and a pursed -lip mouth on one, a button nose on the other; bodies are supported by short legs; sides loosely suggest representations of male and female anatomy with side-by-side scallop shells suggesting a breasted chest on one side, an upward facing frog/toad in the phallus area on the reverse side.

1891-1976

20th century

1973

1987/1.160

bronze

rank 8.79228

birds

bronze (metal)

ducks

figures (representations)

frogs

sculpture

shells

surrealism

surrealist

turtles

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One of a pair of six-fold screens

Attributed Kanô Tan'yû

These panels represent six of the twelve months. The panels each have calligraphy and a red seal in one corner. In each panel there is a bird and a type of plant, which are suggestive of particular months. On the top left panel there is bamboo, the bow of the boat with a small lamp attached to it, and a type of water fowl. In the bottom middle panel is a blooming sakura tree and a pheasant. In the bottom left panel is blue and white wisteria ans small sparrows. In the bottom right panel there is a willow slowly coming back to life after winter over a thatched building.

(Kyoto, 1604 - 1674, Edo)

19th century?

19th century

1965/1.179

ink and light color on paper, one of pair of Six fold screens

rank 7.56170

autumn

bamboo

boats

chickens

cranes (birds)

crows

ducks

flowers (plants)

houses

japanese painting styles

mountains

pheasants

rivers

screens (furniture)

spring

summer

trees

willow trees

winter

wisteria

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One of a pair of six-fold screens

Attributed Kanô Tan'yû

This six-fold screen, a half of a pair, is meant to represent six of the twelve months of the year, with keen attention paid to the birds and flowers associated with each. Although this screen bears Kano Tan’yu’s signature, it was probably created by his studio or by followers working in this famous artist’s style.

(Kyoto, 1604 - 1674, Edo)

19th century

19th century

1965/1.178

one of a pair of 6-fold screens, ink and light color on paper

rank 7.44386

autumn

birds

cranes (birds)

ducks

flowers (plants)

geese

grass (plant material)

japan (nation)

landscapes (environments)

moon

mountains

rivers

screen prints

seasons

snow

spring

summer

sun

sunrise

trees

winter