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Seated figure holding two smaller figures with three more smaller figures in front, all made from a single piece of brass. 
Asante (Asante)
Mother and Child Figure
1850 – 1950
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.253
Gold spoon with thin handle that widens at the end with egg-and-dart-like motif along edges
Tiffany & Company
Spoon
1900 – 1967
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
1967/2.17
Gold spoon with thin handle that widens at the end with a decorative element at the tip
Tiffany & Company
Spoon
1906 – 1956
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
1967/2.18
Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.
Shibata Zeshin
Plate with Floral Design, one of five
1879 – 1890
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.56
Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.
Shibata Zeshin
Plate with Floral Design, one of five
1879 – 1890
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.60
A checkered gold brocade foregrounds five fragments of textile: a square in the middle surrounded by four cornerpieces. Each textile has a different design, some with butterflies, birds, and other floral motifs.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Brocades in Various Traditional Pattern
1860 – 1926
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.9
Gold-dust scale in three parts. There are two round pans, one larger than the other, and a horizontal beam. The pans each have three holes around the outer edge and an incised circle at the center of each pan. The horizontal beam has a central square projection with a small hole and two hooks on either end. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-dust Scale
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.365A-C
A purple and light blue spotted saucer with a gold metal rim.
Saucer
15th century
Promised gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA ‘65
PG2020.2.17
Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.
Shibata Zeshin
Plate with Floral Design, one of five
1879 – 1890
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.57
Among a gold and bright mineral pigmented landscape, Genji stands below a cherry tree in full bloom and watches Murasaki, who stands in an architectural structure. A distant stream and hilltops indicate the isolated setting.
Kanō Tsunenobu
Genji espies Murasaki for the first time, from the Wakamurasaki chapter of The Tale of Genji
1670 – 1680
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
2002/1.168
This brocade makes use of gold thread, creating a composite that shimmers. the warm, muted tones of the gold are matched in color selections of light blue, dark blue, yellow, mauve, silvery white, and muted green threads. Two textile fragments have been sewn into a gold background. On the left is a rectangular segment of a blue and green dragon among clouds. The right segment is a floral decoration of a variety of plants and colors, interspersed with horizontal lines.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Kinran and Karaori
17th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.1
Fragments of brocade textiles are stitched symmetrically into gold fabric. Gold, blue, and brownish/copper hues create the patterns on the textile fragments.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Indigo Brocades
1900 – 1926
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.3
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