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A temple lies in the not-so-distant background of tree and mountains. Travellors weave their way along the path, some on horseback. They have their heads covered--some with cloth and some with hats.
Sheng Maojun
The Seven Sages Passing Through a Gate
1600 – 1632
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1990/2.1

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
'Sticks' or 'bones' of folding fan
Museum Purchase made possible by the Richard K. Beardsley Memorial Fund, supplemented by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1980/1.220C

Zhang Wendao (Chang Wen-tao)
Calligraphy
1805
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1981/2.132B

Fon (Fon (culture or style))
Ceremonial Fan
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase
1988/1.141
Light mauve silk with appliqued Saga brocade patches of gold fans with calligraphic poetry on them.  The calligraphy has been brushed on paper with gold flecks (sunago). which is the weft of the Saga brocade; brown silk thread is the warp.  Partially backed with a different silk, a taupe with deliberately knotted weft; reamainder backed with plain-weave taupe silk.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Saga brocade obi with woven designs of poetry-inscribed fans
1940 – 1950
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.335

Mary Cassatt
In the Opera Box
1875 – 1885
Museum Purchase
1958/1.94
Both Shen Meisou and Zhu Zumou had been scholar-official for the late Qing government. What Zhu Zumou inscribed is a colophon he wrote for his brother’s painting; Shen Meisou inscribed in standard script (Kaishu) on the other side of the fan two poems his friend had come across. <br />
Shen Meisou;Zhu Zumou (Chu Tsu-mou)
Calligraphy on Folding Fan
1919 – 1920
Museum Purchase made possible by the Richard K. Beardsley Memorial Fund, supplemented by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1980/1.233
<p>Black formal chirimen haori with colorful dyed, patched, and interwoven folding fan motifs on the left front and back sleeves and on the lower back and front with a silk white inner lining with hand-painted pale floral designs. It has one family crest on the center on back.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Haori
1925 – 1999
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.36

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Twenty-seven Panels, each with various pieces of textile
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.45.12

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Sankord as Courtesan
1820 – 1830
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.
1983/2.87

Du Weizhi
Calligraphy
1700 – 1732
Museum Purchase made possible by the Richard K. Beardsley Memorial Fund, supplemented by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1980/1.220B
A scholar sits in a relaxed posture at his desk looking at cut plum blossoms in a white vase; before him is an empty sheet of paper and ink stone, and by his side an attendant is boiling water for tea. A crane tucks her head and leg to keep herself warm in the cold winter air. The scholar seems to be contemplating a subject to be drawn or written, perhaps related to the flowers.
Gai Qi
Scholar's Winter Retreat
1815 – 1825
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1981/2.133
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