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Raffia Square

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

n.d.

1994/1.82

knotted, dyed and woven raffia

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Leaf from a manuscript of the Qur’an in Maghribi script

African, North Africa

12th century

12th century (?)

1987/1.195.2

ink with touches or red, ochre, and green on paper

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Eight Views of Edo Suburbs: Fishing Boats Returning to Gyôtoku

Andô Hiroshige

The pyramid shaped hills in the background of this print are those of the boiling houses and salt piles of Gyôtoku’s salt industry. A ferry boat, or watashi-bune, carries passengers in the foreground of this picture. In this print a shipman steers using the large rudder located in the back of the boat.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1835-1842

1948/1.138

color woodblock print on paper

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Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces: #9 The Tennô Festival at Tsushima in Owari Province

Andô Hiroshige

This piece depicts boats decorated with lanterns, the evening sky and festivities. The shore is lined with teahouses set up for the event. The title for the print is located in the upper right corner in a red box.

1797-1858

19th century

1853-1856

1960/2.144

color woodblock print on paper

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One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: #107 Fukagawa, Susaki and the Jumantsubo Plain

Andô Hiroshige

This vertical print frames a view of a landscape with an up close view of a bird in the upper right corner that takes up about thirty percent of the image.

The viewer is positioned alongside the bird, circling the sky above the twin peaks of a mountain. A crate floats in the water below while smaller birds flocking around it. Snow covers the ground.

The signature and title markings are in the upper right corner, and in the middle along the left side above the landscape.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1856-1857

1960/2.143

color woodblock print on paper

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Tate-e Edition): #38 Fujikawa

Andô Hiroshige

A village by a lake is shown in the snow. Several travelers are walking in the streets. The snow is steadily fallling and covers their hats, the roofs of the houses, the trees and the mountains. The title is in the upper right corner in a red box.

1797-1858

19th century

1855

1960/2.142

full color woodblock print (nishiki e)

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Hôeidô edition): #16 Night Snow at Kambara

Andô Hiroshige

In this print, sophisticated use of soft lines, rounded forms, dark sky, and subtle tones convey the utter silence and weariness of the figures as they trudge through the night-time snow near Kambara. Writing is centered at the top of the image, as well as aloong the bottom left wide with a seal. Three figures walk through the snow.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.122

color woodblock print on paper

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tate-e Edition): #11 Hakone, Crossing the Pass at Night

Andô Hiroshige

Several travelers are walking up along the mountain path. Some carry heavy goods, and some hold touches. There are trees on the edge of the road. A river flows below cut a steep-sided canyon between the two mountains. The title is written in the red box on the right side of the print, and there is also a yellow box next to it and a red box on the lower left side.

1797-1858

19th century

1855

1948/1.133

color woodblock print on paper

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Eight Views of Ômi: #1 Evening Snow on Mount Hira

Andô Hiroshige

The snowy mass of Mount Hira rises behind a snow-covered village and clumps of bamboo by an inlet of Lake Biwa. The attendant poem in the upper left corner reads:

He who would see the beauty of the evening on the peaks of

Hira must behold it after the snows have fallen and before the

flowers are fully blown.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1834

1948/1.134

color woodblock print on paper

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Eight Views of Ômi: #2 Night Rain at Karasaki

Andô Hiroshige

Vertical lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. The dark color pallette and black strip across the top indicate that the image is set at night. A giant tree on an island looms over the image, surrounded by water. A poem in the upper left corner reads:

"Elsewhere will they talk of the music of the evening breeze

that has made the pine of Karasaki famous; the voice of the

wind is not heard through the sound of the rain in the night."

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1834

1948/1.135

color woodblock print on paper

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido Edition) #46 Shono, A Sudden Summer Shower

Andô Hiroshige

Skewed lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. The trees near the pathway are blown over by the strong storm. Several travelers with hats and parasols are struggling to walk up along the path under the extreme weather.

1797-1858

1831-1834

2008/2.195

woodblock print on paper

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Kichizo Edition): #54 Otsu

Andô Hiroshige

A view of bearers and attendants and four sailboats moored at a stone pier. A small lighthouse is located near the pier, and in the distance is a mountain range. The sky is tinged red, and writing is located in the upper right corner and lower left side. Title in red box in upper right corner.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1850

2008/2.326

color woodblock print on paper

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Mercurius in the Vessel

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Concentric lines of bright red alternate with lines of blue and green to create an optical illusion of receeding squares. The juxtaposition of these colors also creates an appearance of intersecting orange lines and hues of purple.

born 1930

20th century

1963

1988/1.137

oil on canvas

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My Daddy Bought Me A Government Bond of the Third Liberty Loan - Did Yours?

Artist Unknown

20th century

circa 1917-1919

1954/2.35.119

color lithograph on paper

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Hammock Reader

Milton Avery

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.

1885 - 1965

20th century

1951

1974/2.37

oil on canvas

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St. Simon

Jacques Bellange

This black and white print has a vertical format with a single standing figure. The figure, shown in profile, has the right arm upraised with palm up. He is wearing voluminous drapery and has a halo and bare feet. There is a long bladed saw on the ground beside him.

(flourished 1602 - 1617)

17th century

1616-1620

1992/2.1

etching on laid paper

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Blue Planes

Ilya Bolotowsky

Born 1907

20th century

1968

1983/1.408

acrylic on canvas

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Landscape with Venus and Cupid Riding on a Car

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone

Venus and Cupid are seen sitting in a chariot pulled by two swans that are embraced by two putti. Behind is a landscape with towns and houses.

(active 1531 - 1574)

16th century

1531-1574

1960/2.130

etching and engraving on paper

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Summer Windows #2

Louis Bunce

Born 1907

20th century

1946

1948/1.44

serigraph on paper

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Corselet Bearers

Giulio Campagnola

This print shows a procession of men walking from right to left across the foregound of the picture.They are dressed in short tunics and have laurel wreaths on their heads and some have swords.Some carry poles on which there are breast plates and helmets and some are holding litters piled with furniture, vessels and cups. There is an elephant that is partially shown at the far left.The background area is blank.

There are traces of additional diagonal hatching marks that had been added at a later date; those lines have been removed.

ca.1482-1515

15th century

circa 1498

1997/1.534

engraving on laid paper

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Orchids and Red Rock

Chang Ku-nien, Liu Yantao, Gao Yihong

A rough, red rock seems to grow out of the hillside, almost as organically as the orchids growing next to it. Calligraphic text is in the upper left corner.

20th century

1980

2006/1.132

hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

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Solitary Leisure in a Quiet Pavilion

Chang Ku-nien

This L-shaped composition uses soft yet bright colors to depict a curving road through rolling green mountains covered with the varing red tones of autumn trees. A solitary figure sits in a pavillion, and the scene is obscured by wisps of white clouds.

1906-1987

20th century

1974

2006/1.108

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

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Watching Geese

Chang Ku-nien

This landscape makes use of the wide range of tones possible from black ink and water. A man stands in a mountain clearing, gazing at geese in the distance. Calligraphic text is written vertically in the upper left corner.

1906-1987

20th century

last quarter of 20th century

2006/1.124

hanging scroll, ink on paper

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Lone Rooster Summons the Spring

Chang Ku-nien

The Rooster is singled out by its expressive outlining brushwork and the vibrant red color of the comb. Its decorative flavor is also enhanced by using a specific type of paper called “cloud-dragon paper” (yunlong zhi), as the pattern of décor resembles motifs of cloud and dragon. Vertical calligraphic text in in the upper left corner.

1906-1987

20th century

1981

2006/1.112

ink and color on paper

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Summer Cactus

Eduardo Arcenio Chavez

1917-1995

20th century

1975/1.75

oil on canvas

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Boating on a River in Autumn

Chen Huan (Ch'en Huan)

A lone boatman appears from behing the rocks, looking forward. Above him and slightl foregrounded arches a tree, and behind him lay a series of trees and rocks. Black dots are used to accent the rocks, and repeating patterns indicate leaves on trees. Red seals are in the lower left and lower right corners, and a third is at the end of the block of calligraphic text at top right.

early 17th century

16th century

1596

1976/1.224

album leaf matted to frame, ink on gold paper

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Calligraphy, One of a Pair

Chen Shu-chen

Vertical hanging scroll of calligraphic text consisting of five Chinese characters in black ink. One of a pair.

1908-2000

20th century

last quarter of 20th century

2006/1.130.1

hanging scroll, ink on paper

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Calligraphy, One of a Pair

Chen Shu-chen

Vertical hanging scroll of calligraphic text consisting of five Chinese characters in black ink, with artist signature and seal. One of a pair.

1908-2000

20th century

last quarter of 20th century

2006/1.130.2

hanging scroll, ink on paper

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.12/1979_2.12OBV.JPG

Double-gourd wucai wall vase, Wanli Era (1573-1619) mark and period

Artist Unknown, China

Porcelain bottle vase of double gourd design, flat on reverse side. Here, in the upper (heavenly) lobe, a pair of phoenixes is shown flying among clouds, while in the lower (earthly) realm, two phoenixes face each other in a garden setting.

16th-17th century

1573-1620

1979/2.12

Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze enamel decoration

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.13/1986_2_13.JPG

Blue-and-white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli Era (1573-1619) mark and period

Artist Unknown, China

Porcelain bottle vase of double gourd design, flat on reverse side with a slot for hanging on the wall, possibly inside the chamber of a royal sedan chair. Dragon motif is represented on both the upper lobe and the lower one.

16th-17th century

1573-1620

1986/2.13

porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration

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Butterflies and Peach Blossoms

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

1832

1980/1.220A

fan mounted as an album leaf, ink and color on paper

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Covered funerary jar in the shape of a lotus bud, with molded and incised design

Artist Unknown, China

11th century

10th century

1961/2.87A&B

Stoneware with celadon glaze

Full Record: x-1962-sl-1.101a-amp-amp-sem-b/1962_1.101.JPG

Longquan ware covered jar with peony scroll design

Artist Unknown, China

Covered jar of celadon glaze, body decorated with peony scroll, with base decorated with lotus petals. The circular contours of a peony scroll have been slightly compressed to complement the squat belly of the jar.

14th century

14th century

1962/1.101A&B

Porcelaneous stoneware with molded decoration under celadon glaze

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Mountain village among pines and white clouds

Artist Unknown, China

This fan painting shows a mountain village teeming with activity. The peaceful scene provides a glimpse at daily life, depicting villagers pushing carts of goods and traveling into and out of town, sometimes on horseback. The eye follows this lively village of white buildings and tan roofs as it weaves its way up the mountain slope to what appears to be a royal dwelling or city center capped with emerald green rooftops and enveloped by rolling white clouds.

1368-1644

1965/2.59

fan mounted as hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

Full Record: x-1993-sl-1.108/1993_1.108.JPG

Longquan ware incense burner

Artist Unknown, China

incense burner with straight neck, spherical shaped body and three short legs, celadon glaze have crackles all over and incised hatch line design on lower body

15th-16th century

circa 15th century

1993/1.108

porcelaneous stoneware with crackled celadon glaze

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Yaozhou ware bowl with incised design of three fish in a pond

Artist Unknown, China

a northern celadon bowl of conical shape, incised with abstract depictions of fish and waves on interior, small ring foot

12th century

12th century - 13th century

1950/2.16

stoneware with incised and combed decoration under celadon glaze

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.90/1971_2.90.JPG

Vase with "sang de boeuf" glaze

Artist Unknown, China

vase with spherical shaped body and straight, cylinder-like neck, deep red glaze known as Ji-hong, or ox-blood red.

17th-18th century

1662-1722

1971/2.90

Porcelain with copper red glaze

Full Record: x-1989-sl-2.57/1989_2.57.JPG

Summer Robe

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

19th century

1989/2.57

embroidered hemp

Full Record: x-1989-sl-2.58/1989_2.58.JPG

Woman's Summer Jacket

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

19th century

1989/2.58

embroidered silk

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One of Four-panel Screen Depicting the Seasons

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

late 19th century

1982/2.41.1

iron with wood frame

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.41.2/1982_2.41.1_4.JPG

One of Four-panel Screen Depicting the Seasons

Artist Unknown, China

late 19th century

late 19th century

1982/2.41.2

iron with wood frame

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.41.3/1982_2.41.1_4.JPG

One of Four-panel Screen Depicting the Seasons

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

late 19th century

1982/2.41.3

iron with wood frame

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.41.4/1982_2.41.1_4.JPG

One of Four-panel Screen Depicting the Seasons

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

late 19th century

1982/2.41.4

iron with wood frame

Full Record: x-2000-sl-1.39/2000_1.39.JPG

Hunping (spirit jar)

Artist Unknown, China

Jar with grey-green celadon glaze; top half of vessel is filled with an assortment of figures, birds, and architectural elements in a tiered arrangement.

3rd century

3rd century

2000/1.39

stoneware with celadon glaze

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Ancestral Portrait, Male

Artist Unknown, China

This late Qing portrait depicts an official in his formal court costume.

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1875-1920

2002/1.218.1

ink, color and gold on paper

Full Record: x-2002-sl-1.218.2/2002_1.218.2.JPG

Ancestral Portrait: Female in Manchu Court Costume

Artist Unknown, China

This is a portrait of a Manchu woman in her semiformal costume.

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1875-1920

2002/1.218.2

ink, color and gold on paper

Full Record: x-2003-sl-2.22/2003_2_22.JPG

Black Pottery Tripod Jar

Artist Unknown, China

Li tripod beaker, with a cylindrical body flares out at the rim, and expands organically in its lower half to rest on three udder-shaped legs. It appears to have been dipped into black slip and burnished to produce a smooth, shiny surface.

2200 BCE - 1600 BCE

2003/2.22

grey earthenware

Full Record: x-2005-sl-2.92/2005_2_92.JPG

Proto-Yue Ware Chicken-Headed Ewer

Artist Unknown, China

Green-glazed ewer with spout in the shape of a chicken's head and handle in the form of a dragon's head and neck

4th-5th c

317-420

2005/2.92

stoneware with celadon glaze

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.98/1985_1.98.JPG

Jamaica Bay

Frederic Edwin Church

Horizontal landscape of a misty harbor view with several small boats in distance near center

1826 - 1900

19th century

1865

1985/1.98

oil on paper laid on canvas

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.32/1960_2.32.JPG

Mythological Figures from the Judgment of Paris: Juno, no. 1 out of a series of

Adriaen Collaert

A dark, densely figured decorative background surrounds a central round space containing a nude woman holding a staff before an expansive landscape. At her feet is a striding peacock.

c.1560-1618

16th-17th century

1560-1618

1960/2.32

engraving on paper