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A hanging scroll in the ink bamboo tradition. The plant that is the focal point of the painting takes up the middle, while an inscription runs along the right side. Stamps are seen on the bottom of both the right and left side of the painting.
Zheng Xie;Zheng Xie (Chinese (culture or style);Chinese (culture or style))
Bamboo and Orchids [Lan-chu t'u chou]
1740 – 1766
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Long, thing hanging scroll with a black/grey ink painting on a gold cloth backing. Writing is in the upper left side of the painting. The painting itself depicts stalks of bamboo.
Tomioka Tessai
Bamboo (pair with 1986/1.167.2)
1865 – 1875
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Bamboo leaves are rising from the bottom left corner of the hanging scroll. There is a signature and two seals in the top left corner of the hanging scroll and another seal in the bottom left corner. There is a green border surrounding the hanging scroll.
1750 – 1785
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
There is a small clump of bamboo rising toward the top of the hanging scroll. There are three stems and a small clump of leaves. In the bottom left corner of the hanging scroll are two seals by the artist.
Nakabayashi Chikutō
1800 – 1849
Gift of the Calvin French Collection

Gao Shiqi
1645 – 1704
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Ma Yuanyu (Ma Yüan-yü)
1699 – 1722
Gift of Mr. H.C. Weng

Seifū Yohei III
Water jar
1893 – 1914
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Green cloth background with mountain landscape. Mountain top protrudes to the left with a forest in the foreground.
Yamamoto Baiitsu (Japanese (culture or style))
Landscape with Bamboo Grove and Building Perched at Summit
Gift of the Estate of Betty I. Monroe, PhD
This small, flat metal piece has a quartrefoil shape. Three holes in the middle. Some chips can be seen around the center hole, which mended with silver and copper. A samurai on horseback is charging into the sea from steep hill; he is wearing a helmet, armor, and sword, and holding a fan. A pine tree is standing on the samurai’s right side; there are rocks and bamboo grass by the ocean. The motifs of the ocean, pine tree, bamboo grass and rocks also appear on the reverse side. Gold and some silver and copper inlays are applied on pine branches, samurai's helmet, horse's mane and bridle, bamboo grass on the shore, and spray from waves.
Tsuba (sword guard) with inlaid design of samurai on horseback at the shore
18th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
On this hanging scroll, there is a single stem of bamboo, it's darker at the bottom and then fades as it reaches the top. Surrounding the stem are a few leaves. The border of the paper is solid brown. To the bottom left of the stem is a signature and seal of the artist.
Hanabusa Itchō
1700 – 1732
Gift of Mr. Max Loehr
It is a round, openwork tsuba, in the design of three interconnected bamboo leaves. It has the signature: Kishû jû, Sadanobu.
Tsuba (Sword guard)
17th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
<p>Alternating light beige and medium blue maru (double-sided) obi with hand-painted and embroidered gray and white chrysanthemums, orchids, autumnal leaves, plum blossoms, and bamboo leaves.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
1925 – 1999
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake