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&quot;On&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;drawing&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;straw&nbsp;broom&nbsp;accompanied&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;verse that reads,<br />
Ippatsu ichiboku&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;One&nbsp;stroke, one&nbsp;line&nbsp;<br />
Soha&nbsp;zokujin&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sweeps&nbsp;away worldly&nbsp;dust.<br />
In&nbsp;a&nbsp;Zen&nbsp;fashion&nbsp;the&nbsp;poem&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;that&nbsp;one&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;ink&nbsp;will clear&nbsp;away&nbsp;the&nbsp;confusion&nbsp;of&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;life. The&nbsp;sweeping action&nbsp;is&nbsp;materialized&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;sketch&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;broom.<br />
The&nbsp;next&nbsp;poem&nbsp;plays&nbsp;upon&nbsp;the&nbsp;sweeping&nbsp;action mentioned&nbsp;above,<br />
Yukuharu&nbsp;no &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Departing&nbsp;Spring&#39;s<br />
Shiripeta&nbsp;harau&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Buttocks&nbsp;are&nbsp;brushed
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Broom, Poems, and Poets
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.24
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.70
There are two columns of calligraphy written in running script.
Nakagawa Tenju
One of a Pair of Calligraphy Scrolls in Running Script
1726 – 1795
Gift of Dr. Jack Dodick in memory of Morris Gitter
1977/1.187
Various sketches of fruits and flowers each with accompanying calligraphy.<br />
Image 1: Large white flower in the upper left balanced by a large gray rock in the lower right. A smaller pink flower completes the visual triangle.<br />
Image 2: A branch bearing two clusters of small orange fruits begins in the upper left and ends lower, center.<br />
Image 3: A branch of white and pink flowers starts center right and moves off the page at upper center.<br />
Image 4: A branch bearing three large green fruits starts and the upper left corner and ends just right of center. Two fruits centrally located and the third is in the upper left.<br />
Image 5: Rock-mass in the upper right with green grass-like plants and light green orchids.<br />
Image 6: Fruit-bearing vine moves across the top of the page and crosses over the lower right corner.<br />
Image 7: Two large orange blooms are located slightly left of center and near the top. Opposite those the lower right half is dominated by a large rock formation.
Yong-chin Kim
Fourteen Fruit and Flower Sketches
1946
Museum Purchase
1952/2.5
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
There is a mountain in the background with a waterfall pouring out of it and flowing into a river. On the opposite shore of the mountains, there are rocks and trees. There is an inscription and seal in the top left corner of the hanging scroll. The hanging scroll is bordered with blue.
Fujimoto Tetsuseki (Tesseki)
Autumn Retreat amidst Mountains and Valleys
1862
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.20
This Persian manuscript leaf is attributed to the 17th century Safavid period. Its format consists of two sections of calligraphy and a miniature (painted scene) in the middle. The painted scene features a grassy landscape with a mounted soldier and two standing figures. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Faramurz taken Prisoner, Shah-nameh of Ferdowski
17th century
Gift of Dr. Richard Ettinghausen presented in honor of Professor Oleg Grabar
1965/1.180
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Asfandiyar Slays a Dragon</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Asfandiyar Slays a Dragon, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum purchase
1963/1.61
This abstract color lithograph is made up of swirling lines and patterns of white, black, orange, pink and green inks. These forms make up an all-over image and appear similar to splatters or drips of ink. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Tobey 1970" and editioned (l.l.) "19/200" in pencil.
Mark Tobey (American (North American))
October
1970
Museum Purchase
1973/1.806
There are mountains lined with trees and houses; as you go further, they become smaller. There is a single tree that dominates the left side of the hanging scroll, blocking houses behind it. It stands upon one of the hills that line the coast of a river. There is an inscription in the top left of the hanging scroll as well as a signature and stamp in the top and bottom left of the scroll.
Yamaoka Geppō
Blue and Green Landscape, with inscription by Murase Kôtei
1767 – 1832
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.24
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
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Takes Prisoner the Khan of China</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Takes Prisoner the Khan of China, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.52
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