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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
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
1968/2.59
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
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
1968/2.58
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
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
This leaf is from a manuscript of the epic poem, Shahnama of Firdausi and features columns of Persian-Farsi calligraphy with an illuminated chapter heading at the top of the page.
Iranian (Iranian)
Cover of Ann Arbor Shahnameh (First heading)
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.39C
An album of 28 pages. Cover is brown with a faded image at the center, possibly of leaves on an off-white background. The inside of the album primarily contains hand-written text, though some of the text has faded images in the background, and some of the pages are completely images. The first page depicts a seated man in formal attire. and across from him is a seperate painting of a landscape with green mountains. Other images contained within are of various topics with various colors and styles.
Sakai Hōitsu
Album of Letters and Sketches, with Poet Portrait as frontispiece (28 pages)
1800 – 1828
Museum Purchase
1968/2.55
<p>Beige Fukuro (double-sided) Obi with an interwoven and painted silver and gold landscape with a with silver and gold embroidery.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Obi
20th century
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2013/2.381
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts the <em>Birth of Rustam </em>from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
The Birth of Rustam, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.43
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Gurgin Fights with Andariman </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Gurgin Fights with Andariman, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.55
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene shown here is <em>Zal Goes to Rudaba </em>from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Zal Goes to Rudaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.42
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