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This Qajar dish features three separate compartments and highly decorated exterior panels. Each side of the dish is decorated with a pair of young female faces that alternate with abstract deep blue designs. The interor panels lack decoration aside from the bases of each compartment which contain blue painted floral sprays. The craftmanship of the dish finds roots in the Kashan tradition of the 12th and 13th centuries, making it a testament to the continuation of traditional techniques in the region by the 19th century. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow open box with three compartments, adorned with women's faces
19th century
Museum Purchase
Primarily black and grey ink painting. Signature stamp in the lower right side of the image. Background contains mountains and a river runs from them down to the base of the image. A small hut or structure is shown next to the cliff and some trees on the left side. A figure of a person stands near the river at the base of the image.
Ōhara Tonshū (Donshū)
Mountain Hut among Pines
1831 – 1844
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
A portrait of a woman. Only her head and the upper part of her body is visible. She is wearing a hat, a dress and some earrings.&nbsp;<br />
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EC 2017
Diego Rivera (Mexican)
A Woman
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
Left panel of a diptych featuring a figure dressed in an elaborate robe with a crane motif. He is holding a dish in one hand and there is a smaller figure behind him. The smaller figure is holding up a wind chime decoration that features Chinese characters. Both figures are facing right.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Heavenly Officials with Symbols for Success in Examinations, Happiness, and Good Fortune (Diptych)
;1800 – 1999
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
Right panel of a diptych. Two figures riding an animal face left and there is a Chinese character to the left of the figures. The bankground is green and filled with clouds and symbolic objects.&nbsp;
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Qilin Delivering Sons (Diptych)
;1800 – 1999
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
This work is a series of thirteen photographs of a person in a closet. &nbsp;The figure is dressed in a white t-shirt and makes various poses pulling the t-shirt over their body in different ways. Of the thirteen, one photograph is just the white t-shirt hanging in the closet and one is a photograph of the t-shirt on the floor; in both of these images the figure is absent.
Sarah Buckius (American (North American))
androgyforms (made from self & white t-shirt)
Gift of Ellen Wilt
A white marble statue of a young female figure, leaning forward holding a staff with eyes closed, her left hand held up to her right ear. A flowing, wind-swept garment drapes the figure. On the base to the left of the figure is a broken capital of a Corinthian column lying on its side.
Randolph Rogers (American (North American))
Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii
Gift of Rogers Art Association
Kneeling female figure on a rectangular base, holding a bowl decorated with a human face. The bowl is supported by a short cylinder. The figure has bracelets on each wrist and chevron-shaped marks on each arm. The hair is in a comb-like shape, decorated with vertical grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Kneeling Figure
1901 – 1999
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
This carved, wooden Yaka figure depicts a man standing with an animal perched atop his head. The carving is stylized and exhibits characteristics typically seen among northern Yaka figural representations: flexed knees; arms bent with upturned palms positioned at shoulder level; and, an animal figure upon its head. In this case, the creature has a curved body and appears to be an anteater. The male figure has a narrow, cylindrical body; a slightly protruding belly; a simple coiffure; an elongated face; barely-open eyes from which vertical lines extend downward; a disproportionately large, pointed nose, and a darkened beard.
Yaka (Yaka (Kwango-Kwilu region style))
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
Painting of a standing male figure facing forward and holding a walking stick, against a blank background surrounded by an inscription, two artist’s seals, seven colophons and accompanying seals of contemporary scholars and artists. <br />
Zeng Jing (Tseng Ching)
Portrait of Pan Qintai
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Three figures are sitting in a boat on a river with cliffs lining the river. On the cliffs are trees. Mist is in the air hiding part of the cliffs and other places in the background. On the bottom right corner of the painting, there is a signature and two seals.
Mori Kansai
Red Cliff of China
1844 – 1894
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Set of Kaiawase (Shell Game)
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies