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Leaf from a manuscript of the Qur’an in Maghribi script
12th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
1987/1.195.2
This scroll features a single profile of a horse. The artist’s inscription states that the painting is modeled after Jin Nong’s (1687–1764) famous work entitled Ferghana Horse. Ferghana was the name of an ancient Central Asian kingdom known for its exceptional horses.
Ren Xiong (Jen Hsiung)
Ferghana Horse, after Jin Nong
1840 – 1857
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.32
In this monumental scroll, Nukina Kaioku has brushed a Chinese poem of his own composition, on the enduring theme of nature as refreshment for the spirit.  Note his masterful variation of thick and thin strokes, wet and dry ink, stately and rapid movement.<br />The verses may be tentatively rendered into English as follows:<br />   Mandarin ducks enjoy the fresh water; their graceful forms glow as they pass through channels in the reeds.<br />   Pushing beyond the thickets [to the open pond], they call to one another again and again in the dawn.<br />   A crimson mist breaks through gaps in the glade, its glow warming hidden nests.<br />   Waking up with nothing to do, [I came here] to playfully row among the spring waves.
Nukina Kaioku
Calligraphy: Watching Ducks on a Spring Morning
1840 – 1863
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1987/2.45
Arabic calligraphic script on paper; script is in Maghribi style, written in black ink with touches of green and rec ochre. Shadows of script (from reverse or opposite page, transferred while closed?) show through. Beige paper is browned with age at edges; upper left has repaired tear.
Qur’an manuscript leaf in Maghribi script
13th century
Museum Purchase
1959/1.146
A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />Inscription: “sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).”
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 2)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.2
Porcelain plate with raised brown rim.  The inner circle uses blue underglaze painting to illustrate a jar with a lid that reads in kanji "fragrant orchid"
Tomimoto Kenkichi
Plate with painted design of a covered jar, 'Fragrant Orchid'
1900 – 1963
Gift in memory of Harold Philip Stern
1978/1.165
A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />Inscription: “sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).”
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 4)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.4
A stand of trees beside water foregrounds a central mountain that seems to rise lightly to the left. To the right of the mountain is calligraphic text and two orange seals. A small building is tucked to the right behind the stand of trees. Depth of the mountains is indicated with the use of wash.
Kanemoto Shunsho
On a Spring Day
1885
Gift of Stuart Katz
2010/2.29
The Rooster is singled out by its expressive outlining brushwork and the vibrant red color of the comb. Its decorative flavor is also enhanced by using a specific type of paper called “cloud-dragon paper” (yunlong zhi), as the pattern of décor resembles motifs of cloud and dragon. Vertical calligraphic text in in the upper left corner.
Chang Ku-nien
Lone Rooster Summons the Spring
1981
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.112
A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />Inscription: “sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).”
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 3)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.3
A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />
Inscription: “sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).”
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 1)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.1

Nakazawa Shin'ichi
Shotō (Early Winter)
2003
Museum purchase made possible by Jane and Ken Lieberthal
2004/1.150
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