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    • Pitt rally

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    • "Pitt Rally." The negative is a photograph of a rally before an athletic event. Many people are standing in front of a building that says 'Social Science', and it appears something resembling the opposing team's mascot is hanging from the front of...
    • Zither (Qin)

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    • Qin (CH'IN), a fretless Chinese board zither with seven strings. The Qin (CH'IN) evolved into its present form in about the Han Dynasty Period (206 BCE - 211 CE). It has been used in this form in Confucian rituals up to the present time. The Qin...
    • Figure of Padmasambhava

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    • Bronze sculpture of Padmasambhava, a Buddhist guru from India. A historical figure, he was brought to Tibet by King Thisong Detson about 770 C.E. to assist in the building of the Samye monestery and later participated in the translation of all...
    • Ritual trumpet (Rag Dhun)

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    • Copper with silver mounting, in 3 telescopic sections. The Rag-Dhun is a trumpet type instrument used in a special ritual by an esoteric sect of the Karma kaputa monks in Tibet. The largest form has a length of about 16 feet and sounds the drone or...
    • Charm Pendant on Ornamental Chain

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    • Charm pendant on ornamental chain. The four ""good luck"" characters are wishes for an abundant, healthy long life. Such a charm is worn by young boys up to about 6 years of age.
    • 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...
    • Man's jacket in modified Manchu style

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    • Jacket with Manchu influence in neck-line. The main body of garment and sleeves is red embroidered with multi-color floral and butterfly designs. The pairing of the designs between left and right sides of jacket denotes a happy marriage. In...
    • Persian Kashan Rug

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    • Pile carpet: Kashan. Ivory cotton warp and light blue cotton weft. Wool pile with asymetric knots. . Made in rose, brick, dark red, light blue, medium blue, navy, ivory pale green, orange, olive and tan. Center medallion with large pendants on...
    • Tea bowl

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    • Porcelaneous stoneware bowl with unglazed rough base. Has a thick brown glaze to about hald-inch of base. Outer and inner rim is a darker brown than the rest of thebowl which emphasized a molded bulge on exterior below rim, which tapers upwardmore...
    • Boy's samurai sword

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    • A boy's sword made in the 1660's by the swordsmith Kimmiechi. The blade is mounted in a shirasaya, or plain wood storage fitting, to protect it. -- In celebration of the dedication of the Nisei Plaza 4/22. Boys of Samurai families were given their...
    • Ivory ball on a tall stand

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    • Ivory ball and tall stand. The ball with about six layers of graduated smaller balls inside of the surface ball. The surface has two tiered carving with undercut and depicting a dragon, its eyes are inlaid with ink. The tall stand is with circular...
    • Pair of Small 6-Panel Screens

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    • Two six-panel screens each painted on rice paper with a background of gold leaf, Yamato-e school. The scenes are based on the Tale of Genji, written by Lady Murasaki about 1050 (in Fujiwara period, 858-1160) and the figures and scenery are shown in...
    • Ensemble performance

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    • Victoria, Tomas Luis de, ca. 1548-1611. In festo sancti ildephonsi (arr. Miller) ;Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Te deum ;Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Hear my prayer ;Crow, Sheryl. Always on your side ;Groban, Josh. She's out of...

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