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A round water dropper in the shape of a curled fish. There are two holes, one located in the middle, near the tail fin, and the other near the head on the dorsal fin. The fish is a white and cobalt blue color.<br />
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This is a carp-shaped water dropper produced within the vicinity of Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, and Yeoju-si area in Gyeonggi-do in the late 19th century. Its upper surface features a realistic carp design in relief and entirely colored with cobalt blue. Such animal-shaped vessels are simple in form, but they were esteemed by many for their auspicious meaning. The base is flat, wide, and stained by ink.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.184]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Blue-and-White Water Dropper in the Shape of a Fish
1867 – 1899
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.286
A bald man with a furrowed brow holds an open book to the viewer. The book&#39;s pages open to an illustration of a distressed animal. Writing in blue takes up the lower portion of the print and reads: &quot;I have the right to believe freely. To be a slave to no man&#39;s authority. If this is heresy so be it. It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot...will not...recant. Here I stand. No man can command my conscience.&quot;
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Credo (small)
1960
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.98
A black and white print that features a person holding his head in clenched fists.  His clothing is creased by his dynamic position, back is haunched.  Below the drawing is stylized Hebrew block print.  Translated it reads "These martyrs I well remember, and my soul melts with secret sorrow. Evil men have devoured us and eagerly consumed us".  The calligraphy is a prayer recited for the Musaf Service during Yom Kippur.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Warsaw
1943 – 1963
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.101
Chinese ink painting on a fan with drawings on the front and a poem on the back.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Fan)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2011/2.189
A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />
Inscription: &ldquo;sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).&rdquo;
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 2)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.2

Richard Tuttle
Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 1, Group 8
1980 – 1982
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.269.1-4
One of six hanging scrolls in a series depicting the landscape of Ali Mountain, trees and hillside are shown below calligraphic text.  The artist uses alternating wet ink washes for the misty clouds and dry flying-brushes for the large pine trees
Chang Ku-nien
Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 5
1965
Gift of Ted and Syauchen Baker
2006/1.140
Painted and inscribed on the occasion of Veterans’ Day.  The artist depicts a view of the narrow, winding roadway cutting through a magnificent rocky mountain. <br />In his inscription, Chang claims to use methods of Song masters that were adopted in painting the scene. A small detail on the lower right of the painting represents a couple of tiny figures standing aside the road. One figure is depicted as making life-sketches of the scene.
Chang Ku-nien
Cross-Island Highway Based on Sketches
1980
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.111
The piece includes a large title section, landscape image of the garden,<br />
two seals of the artist, and a portion of calligraphic text.<br />
The text reads: &quot;The Small Cloud Dwelling occupies a corner of Mr. Dingfu&#39;s Green Surrounded Mountain Villa in Nanxun. His respected wife, Lady Pang, used to meditate and chant sutras there&hellip; In the 8th month, fall of 1909, Lu Hui completed this painting &hellip;&quot;
Lu Hui
The Small Cloud Dwelling
1909
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1981/1.308
A scene in the life of Mahavira. The composition is designated a narrow strip near the left, while the rest of the page is used for text and red circles. The illustration is divided into two registers, with depictions of two women in each. The infant Mahavira is seen in his mother’s arms, at the upper left.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
The Sixth Night Vigil from a Kalpasutra manuscript (fol. no. 38v), depicting two pairs of queens
1478
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink in memory of Morris Foster
1981/2.162
The painting depicts an orchid on the left, with calligraphical texts on the right-hand half. Paper is faded, and ink is black.
Shitao (Shih-t'ao)
Orchid and Colophon
1644 – 1707
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1955/2.12
The painting depicts bamboo plants and pine trees, with a calligraphic inscription on the right bottom.
Qi Baishi
Pine and Bamboo
1925 – 1935
Gift of Katsuizumi Sotokichi
1949/1.191
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