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&quot;On&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;drawing&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;straw&nbsp;broom&nbsp;accompanied&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;verse that reads,<br />
Ippatsu ichiboku&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;One&nbsp;stroke, one&nbsp;line&nbsp;<br />
Soha&nbsp;zokujin&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sweeps&nbsp;away worldly&nbsp;dust.<br />
In&nbsp;a&nbsp;Zen&nbsp;fashion&nbsp;the&nbsp;poem&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;that&nbsp;one&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;ink&nbsp;will clear&nbsp;away&nbsp;the&nbsp;confusion&nbsp;of&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;life. The&nbsp;sweeping action&nbsp;is&nbsp;materialized&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;sketch&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;broom.<br />
The&nbsp;next&nbsp;poem&nbsp;plays&nbsp;upon&nbsp;the&nbsp;sweeping&nbsp;action mentioned&nbsp;above,<br />
Yukuharu&nbsp;no &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Departing&nbsp;Spring&#39;s<br />
Shiripeta&nbsp;harau&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Buttocks&nbsp;are&nbsp;brushed
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Broom, Poems, and Poets
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.24
Four men meet outdoors. The leftmost man lights a cigarette for the shorter man next to him.
Dmitri Baltermants (Russian (culture or style))
Hou Chi Minh with Cigarette and Large Leaf, Meeting with Voroshilov, Vietnam
1957
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
2012/2.88
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 <em>Gaiumart the First Shah</em> from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Gaiumart the First Shah, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.40
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>Tahmina Comes to Rustam </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Tahmina Comes to Rustam, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.46
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>Rustam Slays Suhrab </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays Suhrab, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.47
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.54
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Slays Shaghad and Dies</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays Shaghad and Dies, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.63
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>The Death of Dara</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
The Death of Dara, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.64
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.70

Armenians
MS Leaf: Bible Lessons
1400 – 1432
Museum Purchase
1959/1.149
This portrait of the poet Matsuo Bashō is constructed with seemingly effortless caligraphic lines, and surrounded by lines from one of the poet's works. The figure sits looking out at the viewer, beside his hat and a square container with a handle. The artist's seal is placed to the left of the figure, visually recalling the objects beside the poet on his other side. 
Yokoi Kinkoku (Japanese (culture or style))
Portrait of the Poet 'Basho'
1767 – 1832
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.22

Byzantine
MS Leaf: Excerpts from the Evangelists
1367 – 1399
Museum Purchase
1959/1.148B
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