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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...
    • Womans red cloth hair ornament

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    • A 1-1/2"" wide red cloth strap edged with gold binding; looped at the top in order for a Tibetan woman to anchor it to her head with her hair. On the strap, silver buttons are attached in a row from top to bottom. Separating the top three buttons...
    • 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...
    • Silk pleated skirt

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    • Silk pleated skirt. ""Horse-face Skirt"" - This woman's garment, made up of a pair of aprons, is of nomadic origin borrowed from the steppe people. This type of garment was constructed of two identical aprons, each consisting of a pleated panel...
    • 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...
    • Wood carving - Samurai warriors

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    • This Japanese wood-carving was probably carved soon after Japan began to receive Western influence and is a post-battle scene of two opposing groups of Samurai warriors in armor in a parley over a baby prince protectively held in the arms of the...
    • Ritual oil lamp

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    • This ritual oil lamp combines both significant Buddhist and Hindu elements. The meditating Buddha is shown protected by the hood of the cobra (naga) Mucalinda. This pose is based on a legend of a Buddhist miracle. At the front of the vessel on a...
    • Pair of ancestor portraits

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    • Two ancestor portrait paintings on thin ""rice paper."" Both pictures depict elderly men richly dressed in colorful embroidered robes covered by coats with rank badges. One badge depicts a bird which signifies the owner has achieved a civil...
    • Ritual Hand Drum (Dameru)

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    • The folk-type dameru is made of two wooden bowl shapes. The bases of the bowls are connected and the open 'faces' which form the outer sides of this hand drum are covered with hide. Two thongs with knotted weights are attached and these hit against...
    • Ritual wine goblet (Gu)

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    • Bronze ritual drinking vessel. A slender stem is banded on the lower portion and rises to a flared mouth. The foot is splayed and hollow on the inside. Two calligraphy characters created by thin lines of metal appear in the inner portion of the...
    • Scarf (Rachu)

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    • Bhutanese scarf for carrying an infant. Woven red ground with embroidered designs: yellow diamond motif in central part; ends have horizontal stripes including one large field of multi colored diamond-in-diamond design. Designs on both ends mirror...
    • Woodburned landscape

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    • Picture of a massive pine tree and a couple of cranes, both symbols of longevity. Signed by artist ""Shu Qiuqu"". Calligraphy translates as: ""Viewing the mountain when wishing some wind to arise toward the night. Moon is shining over a thousand...
    • Black silk robe (Haori)

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    • Man's silk robe (haori), black with five crests woven into fabric. Crests appear on each front shoulder, on the back of both sleeves and directly under the collar on the back. Garment is partially lined with a water scene woven in silk. A small...
    • Amulet container

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    • Quartrefoil box made of silver alloy overlaid with coral on both sides, two pieces of leather which are fixed with metal ornaments and leather string attrached.
    • Miniature painting on rice paper

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    • Miniature painting on rice paper. A prisoner is dressed in white pants gathered at the lower leg that are covered by a full length blue robe tied at the waist with a long pink sash. He stands with one leg raised as he looks back at his guard. His...
    • Silk panel depicting dragon

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    • A five clawed Imperial dragon flies among the clouds and above the swirling water in this woven design. The dragon has been created from metallic thread couched to the fabric. The partial design depicted on the far left side of the panel indicate...
    • Brush painted Neolithic pottery bowl with foot stem

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    • A fine example of earthenware freely painted on both exterior and interior with black and white pigment in form of lines, circles, dashes and curvilinear forms, some resembling eyes, and leaf patterns. This type of pottery was made by building up...
    • Print: Frowning, Roman-nosed woman

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    • Japanese woodblock print depicting a frowning, Roman-nosed woman printed on mica paper. Print by Yamamura Koka who was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his actor...
    • 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...

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