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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...
    • Bronze figurine of seated deity

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    • A seated deity with beard. This probably depicts the Chinese deity Huan-tien Shang-ti, the Supreme Lord of the Dark Heaven. He rules over water and the northern quarter of the sky and is believed to drive away evil spirits. Huan-tien Shang-ti is...
    • 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...
    • Water vessel (Yi)

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    • The Yi is a vessel thought to hold water used in ritual hand-washing. This piece has a semi-zoomorphic form with four typical Zhou designs on the legs. The handle has a 2-horned spined creature with a curved tail. There is an inscription inside the...
    • 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...
    • Print: ""Landscape with Castle""

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    • Woodblock print: Original woodblock print of landscape with castle in 'chuban' (half size print) depicting ""Hamamatsu, Out of Tokaido Goju-san Tsugi"" with poetry inscription. The mark of publisher by Sanoki and censorship seal on the margin. The...
    • Painting ""Song of Morning""

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    • Ink and paint on rice paper. The painting depicts four flying bees painted in grey, black, red, and white. A small patch of grass at bottom left is painted in a shadowy dim grey and green. Calligraphy on left lower half of picture.. Artist's...
    • Bronze figurine of Guanyin

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    • The standing figurine of Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy, on a bronze circular pedestal with a large flame-like nimbus. Within the nimbus and above the head of Guanyin is a seated Buddha on a lotus. On either side of Guanyin are Bodhisattvas, beings who...
    • Carnelian plate with Arabic script

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    • Very thin relief carving or etching work on carnelian plate showing Arabic script, which could be man's name as seals, signature with his ranks, talisman or Islamic blessings. Velma Lentz was told the inscription was from the Koran.
    • Black Yixing-ware teapot

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    • Black Yixing pottery ware: large tea pot with relief carved design on the spout. Inscription on the cover indicating names of the maker and kiln. ""Zisha (purple clay) Yixing (ware) made by Shi Dabin."" Shi Dabin lived and worked in the late 17...
    • Print : ""Beiling""

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    • Japanese framed original woodblock print titled ""Beiling"" (in China), by Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950). On back: inscription on right side, date on left. Seal and brush name.
    • Print: 'Reclining Figure'

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    • Woodcut print. Sumizuri-e woodblock print with nude and writings. The print depicts a reclining nude with Buddhist-deity-like hair and with the third eye. The inscription reads ""A woman who burdens sadness and sends joy to them by emptying...
    • Print: 'Masks #3'

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    • Woodcut print. Abstract monochrome print of three masks. The print depicts three heads at different angles, inside of the heaqd are stripes simulating wood grain on paper in light brown with green hue. Japanese inscription by artist ""Mask,""...
    • Print: 'Gappo Beach'

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    • Woodcut print, seven colors, hand colored from verso. The print is hand colored from back on sumizuri-e print in cobalt and turquoise blues and shades of rose color depicting a large pine tree in foreground and houses with mountains or trees in...
    • Print: 'Pine, Bird and Fish'

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    • Woodcut print. Sumizuri-e woodblock print of pine, bird and fish. The print depicts a large pine tree, crane on a branch with bamboo leaves and fish. It is signed under the bottom margin, Shikfl in Japanese, Munakata in Roman expression headed by...
    • Ensemble performance

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    • Spevecek, Linda. Choral flourish ;Stroope, Z. Randall. Inscription of hope ;Byers, Osborne. I've got a song ;Christopher, Keith. Let all men sing ;Artman, Ruth, arr. Vive la compagnie! ;Jennings, Kenneth, M. Rise up o men of God ;Whitman, Walt,...

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