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    • Clasp (Netsuke) in likeness of Yurei

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    • Ivory netsuke depicting Yurei. Cream color with imperial yellow and some brown. A ghostly figure with long hair and womanly face with both hands together in front of her. She's coming out of the tombstone below her. On the bottom of the tombstone...
    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure

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    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure. A standing figure with one arm resting on his stomach and the other down at his side. He wears a hat and a broad collared jacket, partially open, that falls to his knees. On his feet are tall boots. Dark...
    • Zither (yang-chin)

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    • Zither (Yang-chin).The body of this stringed instrument has the form of a trapezoidal box. A lid is used to protect the sounding board when not in use. Fine, metallic wires, arranged in sets of two, three, or four to each note, decrease in length...
    • Spirit House and courtyard

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    • Spirit House, courtyard and two lanterns, probably made of cast plaster. Spirit Houses are common throughout Thailand and appear outside homes, businesses and in natural settings like lakes and caves. They are used as places of residence for...
    • Ivory carving of Goddess Tien Shou

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    • Ivory carving of Goddess Tien Shou seated on a phoenix (symbol of conjugal happiness) and holding a jade jar out of which is growing three pomegranates (symbol of fertility). The phoenix is perched on a peach (symbol of longevity) being held aloft...
    • Nephrite jade sash buckle

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    • Nephrite jade sash buckles embellished with rubies, emeralds, and sapphires inset in gold. Nephrite jade was first used in India during the time of the Mogul emperors who had access to it from their wide-spread Central Asia possessions. Gemstones...
    • Ivory carving of four legendary persons

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    • Ivory carving. The upper tier is of two sisters, Ch'ang O and Ch'ang Ei, who were banished to the moon after Ch'ang O stole the Elixer of immortality. She holds a hare which is associated with the moon. On the lower level, Wu Kang, an artist, is...
    • Ivory landscape within a sea shell

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    • Carved ivory 10-tiered pagoda tops a scene depicting a paradise world enclosed by a sea shell. The 3-arched bridges have figures crossing who depict progressive stages of life. The bridges spanning a waterfall connect dwellings and show activities...
    • Thangka of the Dharmapala Yamantaka

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    • Thangka of Dharmapala Yamantaka painted on cotton. A yellow silk overlay is attached at the top of the painting and covers the painting completely when unfurled. The designs on the overlay are red, green, and brown stylized flowers and circles...
    • Yamantaka and Consort

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    • Yamantka (Conqueror of Death), one of the Eight Dharmapalas (Defenders of the Faith) is represented in the malevolent Bhairava form. Depicted in human form but with the head of a bull, his head is surrounded by a fiery halo (tejas) from which...
    • Figure of Shou Xing

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    • Ivory carving of Shou Xing, the Taoist Stellar Deity who represents the God of Longevity. He carries a basket and a staff as his emblem. On wooden base
    • Figure of Palden Lhamo

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    • Palden Lhamo in bronze and covered in gilt, astride a mule. In Buddhism, Lhamo is one of the Dharmapalas (wrathful deities and protectors of the faith) and the only female of the ""Eight Guardians of the Law."" She is considered to be a special...
    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu

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    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu, a Taoist Immortal who is patron of music and always carries a flute. Ink is used to detail the flute and highlight the object's hair and beard. The Eight Immortals are legendary Taoist persons with supernatural...
    • Nephrite jade buckle

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    • Rubies, emeralds, sapphires inset in gold on a jade buckle. Nephrite jade was first used in India during the time of the Mogul emperors who had access to it from their wide-spread Central Asia possessions. Gemstones have been indigenous to and used...

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