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    • Granite carving: ""Meditation""

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    • Black granite, abstract stone sculpture titled ""Meditation."" It depicts a seated human holding his hands on his chest. Well polished silvery gray surface contrasts with brownish rough stone surface in shaded areas. It is signed on the bottom by...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Carved ivory seated figurine of Li Po

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    • Carved ivory figure of Chinese poet, Li Po, seated with his knees raised and his chin resting on his hands. Marked on the base ""Da Ming Zhenhua (1465 - 1487)"" however, it is panegyric inscription, and it is from the 20th century. Carved ivory and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Jade carving of multiple Chinese symbols

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    • Jade carving with multiple symbols. Interwoven in this white jade piece are the peach (identified with longevity), the bat (signifying happiness), the 'Fo Shou' or citron (depicting Buddha's hands), and the pomegranate (symbol for fertility). On...
    • Nephrite jade Garuda

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    • Garuda is a legendary man-bird creature primarily associated as a charger for the Hindu deity Vishnu. The Garuda is familiar not only in Indian lore but througout Southeast Asia. This jade piece shows the hands of Garuda in namasta position...
    • 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...
    • Figure of Sitatara

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    • Sitatara,a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism, made of bronze covered in gilt. She has 7 eyes (2 regular ones plus an eye on the forehead (urna) and eyes on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet). She is seated in a position of...
    • Brush Holder

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    • Carved Ivory Brush Holder (a) depicts: --Man with long flowing hair is a god crossing a river by standing on leaves; --Seated man with bamboo fishing pole and line in hands is prime minister of Chou dynasty. One interpretation: He fishes with...
    • Thangka of Avalokitesvara

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    • Painting on canvas. A central, standing figure of eleven-headed Avalokitesvara with eight arms. Seven attending, seated deities. The five deities above the standing figure are of the five seated primordial Buddhas. A rustic type thangka mounted on...
    • Bronze figure of standing Shiva

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    • Figure of Shiva with four arms standing on a two tier pedestal. His primary hands in abhaya mudra (a gesture of reassurance and safety) and ahuya varada (a gesture of beneficence), his upper hands carry an ax and leaping antelope. Pleasant green...
    • 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...
    • Print: Black and White

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    • Woodblock print. From label: ""Huang Fung Chih, 1620. Printed in 1703."" Picture depicts three women in an outdoor setting resting by the water. One of the women holds a teapot in her hands.

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