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    • Bowl with lid decorated with figures

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    • This small bowl and lid belong to a group of enamelled porcelain wares known as famille verte because of the predominance of varied greens in their color palette. The faces and hands are precisely outlined in red. In additon to green and red,...
    • Silver rice bowl and ladle

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    • Silver rice bowl and ladle. Bowl design is created through pressed metal with a repetitive linear and curvilinear designs throughout. A seated Buddha with clasped hands appears on the ladle along with additional curilinear designs in the...
    • Porcelain fluted cup and saucer

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    • Very fine egg shell porcelain fluted cup and saucer. Landscape design on cup includes two groups of huts with trees and close to a body of water with mountains in the background. Small repeated triangular design on the cup rim done in multiple...
    • 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...
    • Mandala: The Buddha Vairocana

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    • Figure depicted in inner circle of thangka with four additional figures in small circles attached to the outside edge of inner circle. Multiple Buddhist images are shown throughout the thangka in blue, green, red, white and black. A fine line...
    • Mandarin square with pheasant

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    • Mandarin Square silk tapestry for garment front (two pieces now sewn as one) depicting SIlver Pheasant, 5th rank square. More objects in background. Bird is white, blue eye, yellow beak, tan legs. (This is the front badge. The matching back badge...
    • Mandarin square with pheasant

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    • Mandarin Square (rank badge) silk tapestry for garment back depicting SIlver Pheasant, 5th rank square. More objects in background. Bird is white, blue eye, yellow beak, tan legs. (This is the back badge. The matching front badge is1995.05.09)
    • Woven silk picture

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    • One of a pair (See 1995.05.16). This woven panel depicts two scenes, both set in nature. At the bottom a man of rank appears in a purple robe seated at a table. He wears a hat with 'wings' on either side, an indication of rank. Seated across from...
    • Mandarin square with pheasant

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    • Embroidered Mandarin Square (rank badge) silk tapestry for garment front has two pieces sewn together down the middle; with Pheasant, 5th rank square on left, in the presence of the Dragon Throne. Tails and wings are similar. More objects in...
    • Woven silk picture

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    • One of a pair (See 1995.05.17). This woven panel depicts three scenes. At the bottom, a man approaches a woman and child standing outside their home. In the middle a seated mother and a standing child relax next to a small pond. In the upper scene...
    • Sumida vase

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    • Sumida vase. Dark brown background. The bottom 1/4 inch of the base is red. There are two scenes each with a red background with a stamped square pattern. The scenes cover 2 sides of the vase. One scene is of a mountain peak and a hut next to a...
    • Japanese kesa

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    • A Japanese silk brocade seven-column kesa, rectangular monk's robe of panel brocade woven in pattern of circular 'kiku' (chrysanthemum) heads, multiple piece patchwork superimposed on patterned blue brocade; brocade woven in gold, silver, blue and...
    • Imari plate

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    • A colorful Imari-ware porcelain plate. In white circle in center of plate a scrolled vine with blossoms and leaves as background for two birds. On sloping sides, three medallions, each containing a fu-dog and flowers enclosed in black...

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