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    • Bhutanese man's silk robe (Gho)

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    • A late 19th / early 20th century Bhutanese man's robe known as a 'Go' or 'Gho'. The red and yellow striped cloth is known as menzimatra. The stripes can often vary in width and the material is usually cotton or Bhutanese raw silk known as bura. It...
    • 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,...
    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure

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    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure. A standing figure with one arm resting on his stomach and the other down at his side. He wears a hat and a broad collared jacket, partially open, that falls to his knees. On his feet are tall boots. Dark...
    • Batik tulis

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    • Batik of dark blue and tan on natural color cotton. Garuda pattern. This particular pattern is known as seman, using a wing motif based on the mythical Garuda bird, charger for the god Vishnu.
    • 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...
    • Flute (Been or Punji)

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    • The been (also known as Punji) is a snake charmer's flute. The hypnotic, almost eerie quality of sound is produced from 2 vibrating reeds. An extension at one end is for the mouth piece. At the other end are two pipes inserted into the gourd, one...
    • 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...
    • Pair of bamboo brush holders

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    • A pair of bamboo brush holders, elaborately carved depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove although each carving depicts only five of the men. The sages actually existed and are known by name although their connection to each other is not...
    • Flute (Been or Punji)

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    • The been (also known as Punji) is a snake charmer's flute. The hypnotic, almost eerie quality of sound is produced from 2 vibrating reeds. A black painted, small gourd body with mouthpiece extension at one end and double pipes (one with six finger...
    • Print: Male figure, possibly Kabuki Character

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    • Woodblock print depicting a male figure in three-quarter profile, possibly a Kabuki character. 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...
    • 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: Smiling Beauty

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    • Woodblock print depicting a smiling Japanese woman in three-quarter profile Yamamura Koka 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 prints. His work is in a...
    • Clasp (Netsuke) carved in the likeness of Eka

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    • Carved ivory netsuke of Eka sitting on a rock. Eka is depicted with only one arm as he cut off his forearm to show Daruma his deep desire to become a disciple. Darume brought Chan Buddhism (in Japanese it is called zen) to China and Japan from...
    • Print: Playing the Card Game (Karuta)

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    • Color woodblock print from the series Chiyoda No Ooku Series (Court Ladies of the Chiyoda Palace). One triptych of 20 in the series. Artist's seal on print. Toyoharu Chikanobu, also known as Yoshu, was a painter of bijin (beautiful women) and a...
    • Print: A Noh Actor Receives his Mask

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    • Color woodblock print from the series Chiyoda No Ooku Series (Court Ladies of the Chiyoda Palace). One triptych of 20 in the series. Artist's seal on print. Toyoharu Chikanobu, also known as Yoshu, was a painter of bijin (beautiful women) and a...
    • Print: Playing Koto

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    • Color woodblock print from the series Chiyoda No Ooku Series (Court Ladies of the Chiyoda Palace). One triptych of 20 in the series. Artist's seal on print. Toyoharu Chikanobu, also known as Yoshu, was a painter of bijin (beautiful women) and a...
    • Print: Serving Spiced Rice Wine

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    • Color woodblock print from the series Chiyoda No Ooku Series (Court Ladies of the Chiyoda Palace). One triptych of 20 in the series. Artist's seal on print. Toyoharu Chikanobu, also known as Yoshu, was a painter of bijin (beautiful women) and a...
    • Print: Evening Cool in Fukiage

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    • Color woodblock print from the series Chiyoda No Ooku Series (Court Ladies of the Chiyoda Palace). One triptych of 20 in the series. Artist's seal on print. Toyoharu Chikanobu, also known as Yoshu, was a painter of bijin (beautiful women) and a...

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