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    • Pair of bronze and mixed metal vases with Onagadori

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    • Pair of bronze and mixed metal inlay vases; each vase as an 'onagadori' (long-tailed fowl) perched on the gnarled branches of trees rising from a golded brown ground; signed with seals on bases. The fowls have grey bodies and tails, golden wings...
    • 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,...
    • Zither (Zheng)

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    • The 16-string Zheng, a traditional solo instrument, evolved from the legendary ""Seh"" and the Confucian Qin. The first, second, and third fingers of the right hand of the player of a Zheng employ different types of plucking or glissandi on the...
    • Ritual libation vessel (Kalasa)

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    • The Kalasa is used as the libation vessel. Water in an important element in Tibetan rituals and is always present on the altar. During rituals, lamas sprinkle water on the figures of deities and on worshippers to wash away defilements.
    • Nephrite jade ritual object (Ts'ung)

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    • This Ts'ung is decorated with a low-relief Tao Tieh (ogre-like mask) and is one of the archaic ritual forms. Shaped as a rectangular tube to represent the earth and centered by a hollow cylinder to represent the heavens. Definite size relationships...
    • Sheng - Wind Instrument

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    • Sheng China (SHO - Japan; SAING-HUANG - Korea) The seventeen pipes of varying length are set in a gourd or gourd-like wind chest (the one on this instrument is made of metal) which receives the air from the blow pipe. When the hole for any...
    • 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...
    • Clasp (Netsuke)

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    • Very well carved ivory. Two part 'manju' style netsuke depicting a historical story of the flight of Lady Tokiwa (lived in 12th century) and her three children in the snow. The oldest boy of the three became the most important personage in the...
    • photo - irrigator in field

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    • A farmer holding one of his most important tools -- a spade -- stands next to one of Central's irrigation laterals. Note the lath boxes protruding from the furrows into the lateral at lower left.
    • Stage machinery

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    • An important associate of the 19th century scene painter was the stage machinist, who was called upon to create props of great complexity. The chariot for Klaw and Erlanger's spectacle of 1899, Ben Hur, was so constructed that it could ride over...
    • Man Who Married a Dumb Wife, The

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    • Robert Edmond Jones startled theater professionals and the public with his design for a spare, angular set for the one-act play The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife, 1915 ; directed by Harley Granville Barker. This setting is usually said to be the...
    • Man Who Married a Dumb Wife, The

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    • Robert Edmond Jones startled theater professionals and the public with his design for a spare, angular set for the one-act play The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife, 1915 ; directed by Harley Granville Barker. This setting is usually said to be the...
    • Man Who Married a Dumb Wife, The

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    • Robert Edmond Jones startled theater professionals and the public with his design for a spare, angular set for the one-act play The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife, 1915 ; directed by Harley Granville Barker. This setting is usually said to be the...
    • Long Voyage Home

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    • The Provincetown Players was a nonprofit theatre company started in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The first modern theater devoted to producing original works by American playwrights, the company's founding has been called 'the most...
    • In the Zone

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    • One-act play ; the seaman's forecastle of the British tramp steamer Glencairn ; suspicious of the movements of one of the men, Smitty, the 'Duke' (it is 1915 and the ship, laden with ammunition, is in the war zone), his comrades tie him up and...

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