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This hanging scroll depicts a woman seated at a stool leaning over a table. Centered to the right side of the scroll, the woman leans over a book and appears to be in the process of turning the page. She is wearing a multilayered robe. The outermost layer is lined with a blue design. There is an inscription on the bottom right of the page to the left of a leg of the table. Directly following the black ink signature is a red seal. 
Maruyama Ōshin
Chinese Beauty
1700 – 1749
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1989/2.108
Paper size: h 42 3/5cm x tw 29 1/10cm & bw 29 2/5cm. Image size: h 29cm x 19cm.
Paul Gavarni
Une Bonne
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.464
Female figure with crossed legs, breastfeeding a child. The large mother figure is decorated with scarifications on her breasts, shoulders and back. She bears filed teeth, is wearing an elaborate headdress and her face has been decorated with three brass tacks. Mirror fragments were used to evoke eyes. On the back of the sculpture a mirror covers a raised addition containing unknown elements. The figures are seated on a rectangular base with geometric decorations. 
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
Mother and child figure
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.187
Oval-shaped face mask with slit eye-openings, a mouth with articulated teeth, and scarification on the forehead. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Pwo mask
20th century
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen in memory of Nancy Turner Bohlen
2015/2.178
A naturalistic rendering of a human face. Eyes carved in relief are convex and almond-shaped with narrow slits and are placed in round, concave eye sockets. Nose is slender at the bridge and rounded at the tip. The horizontal mouth is partially opened. Half rounded ears display metal loops, one includes a tag with the number 039641-HAV(?). The "hair" is attached with a cloth headband, covered in snakeskin, placed high on the forehead and is made from clay and red tukula powder. The face shows striated, scarifcation patters underneath and to the sides of the eyes; the forehead shows is a chingelyengelye cross motif. The patina is smooth and redish brown in color.
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Pwo Mask
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.201

William Hogarth
Analysis of Beauty
1753
Museum Purchase
1971/2.62
Photograph of a woman and man dancing in a nightclub, amidst a crowd of men dressed in tuxedos.
Garry Winogrand (American (North American))
Women are Beautiful
1964 – 1974
Museum Purchase
1976/2.15
Wooden mask in the shape of human head, covered with animal skin, possibly antelope. The head is ovoid shaped with a small nose and an open mouth filled with teeth. The ears are small and there is a dark line running from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the nose. There are two raised marks on each side of the face. The top of the head is darkened and has small, wooden pegs to represent hair. 
Mask
1890 – 1959
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.243
A nine-toothed comb topped with an anthropomorphic head. The neck and forehead of the 'face' have been decorated with rings of copper wire. The top of the comb is decorated with four rows of geometrical shapes in the front and two rows in the back. 
Comb
1895 – 1905
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1987/1.154
Life-sized seated female figure holding a child. Face has rounded, high forehead, ovoid eyes, flat, rectangular nose and protruding, open ovoid mouth. Pigmented, bilateral scarification patterns of forehead, temples and jowls, at back of neck. Scarification also on upper arms and breast. Pigmented coiffure is elaborate with triangular and dome-like shapes. Necklace and hoop-like ring carved in relief onto neck and shoulders; figure has protruding navel, wears anklets and armlet at elbow, and holds a baby suckling at left breast.
Akpojivi of Orhokpokpo
Shrine Figure
1900 – 1950
Gift of Robert and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2006/2.72
This is a figure painting on a hanging scroll. There are many colors present with the background generally of a brown hue and the figure containing predominantly black and white with many intricate and colorful details. The figure is centered in the middle and looks to the right of the scroll (the viewer's left). The woman holds one hand up to her shoulder (holding the outermost layer of her kimono) while the other lies at her side. The kimono she is wearing has many layers. Most notable is the outer white layer lined with a bright red with a colorful floral pattern. The black layer has a circular design that covers a light blue layer. Her obi is a darker gray with a blue floral and circular pattern. Her geta have blue straps. There is a signature at the bottom right corner which is followed by a red stamp. 
Torii Kiyonobu
Beauty
1925 – 1935
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1986/1.160
A wooden crest mask covered with antelope skin in the form of a human figure with a columnar body and four outstretched limbs. The center of the figure's abdomen is dyed a dark brown, while the rest of the skin is light in color. On each side of the face are three dark circles in a vertical line. 
Mask
1900 – 1971
Gift of Mr. George Baumgartner
1971/1.187
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