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There are four columns of a poem written in calligraphy. There are seals and a signature. The hanging scroll has a blue border.
Shinōzaki Shōchiku
Floating Endlessly
1800 – 1849
Gift of the Shoka Collection
1977/2.21
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
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
1977/1.186
There is a carp leaping out of a body of water. The front half of its body if in the air while the bottom half is still submerged in water. Ripples and mini waves are shown where the carp is emerging from the water. The water and sky have a reddish hue to it, there are a couple splashes of blue where the waves are. In the bottom right corner of the painting, there is a signature and two seals of the artist.
Tsukioka Settei
Leaping Carp
18th century
Gift from the Estate of Frances Eileen Lay
1987/2.16
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 Xun (Jen Hsün)
Ferghana Horse, after Jin Nong
1840 – 1857
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.32
An excerpt from the Lotus Sutra (Japanese: Myōhō Renge Kyō), this sutra uses gold pigment on indigo dyed paper.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sutra Fragment, Calligraphy in Block Script
1100 – 1299
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.26
Light green-gold cloth background with a scene of a mountain, a poem and a sailboat.
Tanomura Chokunyū (Japanese (culture or style))
Sailboat and Mountain with Calligraphy Poem, Mt. Fuji
1900 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Betty I. Monroe, PhD
2014/2.253
The prunus branch depicted by Baiitsu makes use of the long vertical form provided by the hanging scroll format. The branch enters the visual field from the top right, and curves downward toward the bottom of the scroll. On either side of the branch are sections of calligraphic text.
Yamamoto Baiitsu (Japanese (culture or style))
Blossoming Prunus Branch, after Wang Yüan-chang (Wang Mien)
1847
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
1970/2.156
This hanging scroll depicts a bearded figure in billowing robes standing on a sword on the waves of a river. The figure is depicted with a great economy of line, with his face being indicated with a minimal amount of brushstrokes and the sense of the fluttering of his robes being indicated through a series of bold brushtrokes using dark ink and a dry brush. An inscription is placed on the upper right corner. 
Soga Shōhaku
Crossing the Yangtze on a Sword
18th century
Museum Purchase
1963/1.96
Illuminated manuscript page with Arabic calligraphy that is framed by floriated,<br />
cloud-band borders, stylized cartouches, and marginal vignettes.
European
Illuminated Leaf
1495 – 1730
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen
2015/2.1A&B
A handwritten certificate in calligraphy on a square piece of paper. On one side there is writing on the right side of the paper. On the reverse side, there is writing in the middle of the paper with a stamp on the bottom left corner of the paper.
Seto Shinbei
Certificate of Authenticity for Seto ware tea caddy "Hitorine," named by Kobori Enshû (1579–1647)
1600 – 1647
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.532G
A handwritten certificate in calligraphy on a square piece of paper. On one side there is writing in the middle of the paper. On the reverse side, there is writing in the middle of the paper with a stamp on the bottom left corner of the paper.
Seto Shinbei
Certificate of Authenticity for Seto ware tea caddy "Hitorine," named by Kobori Enshû (1579–1647)
1600 – 1647
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.532H
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