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Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Lotus bud and stem (fragment from a bodhisattva sculpture)
12th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1966/2.26

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Cranes and Lotus Flowers (Ranma)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.23
The figure is standing on a lotus-shaped pedestal; the hair is tied as a knot on top of the head; a crown is also on the top. The face has two elongated ears, round eyeblows, eyes looking downward; the lips are shut; sloping sholders are wrapped with thin robe, which hung toward the knees. Right hand, showing a palm, is raised to the chest while the left hand is by the lower abdomen, as if holding something. The three wrinkles can be seen on the neck. All are made of wood.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Padmapani (Avalokiteshvara; Japanese, Kannon), from Kôfukuji
12th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/1.106

Paperweight or box cover: underside carved with lotus and double vajra motifs
1867 – 1932
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Yale Ginsburg
1983/1.112
This lotus medallion designed on this round tile-end consists of thirteen petals. The outer rim is decorated with eighteen round dents. The inner ring of the seedpod contains a big central seed surrounded by seven peripheral seeds. The outer rim is embellished with a bead pattern.<br />
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This gray-white, low-fired earthenware tile features a single-tier, thirteen-petal lotus design and is made from fine clay. The large lotus seed at the center of the ovary is surrounded by seven slightly smaller seeds. Evidence of repair using gray clay is visible on the reverse side of the tile.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.37]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.199
This is an example of a lotus medallion with a double layer of petal. Two rows of eight petals each are arranged around a double-ring seedpod. The outer ring of the seedpod has no design. The inner ring of the seedpod contains a central seed surrounded by six peripheral seeds (1+6 seed pattern). The outer rim is embellished with a bead pattern.<br />
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This gray-white, high-fired earthenware concave eave-end roof tile with an eight-petal lotus design was made from fine clay mixed with a small amount of sand. The reverse side shows signs of having been joined to a flat tile, while traces of trimming and smoothing with water are also visible. The round ovary is circumscribed by double lines and contains seven seeds: one in the center surrounded by six more.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.37]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.198

Jin Nong
Lotus Blossom, one of a pair of album leaves
1754 – 1756
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1996/2.28
This depiction of Monju (Sanskrit: Mañjuśrī), the bodhisattva of wisdom, shows him seated on his typical lion mount, holding a vajra sword and lotus, upon which rests a sutra scroll. While most of the pigments have deteriorated with age, the brightly colored lotus and dappled skin of the lion suggest the original vibrant colors of the image. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu) seated on a lion
18th century
From the collection of Harold Phillip Stern
1986/2.49
The white elephants, which draw the eye into the image, face toward the center leading the viewer to Lakshmi who is the central figure in the frame. The image is bordered by a red colored frame. And below the figures, in the background is a dark banded representing a pond.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Bundi School
Lakshmi Lustrated by Elephants
19th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2001/2.133
A six panel folding screen depicting pairs of carp on each of the lower portions of each panel, and lotus blossoms.
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lotus and Carp
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Director's Acquisition Committee, 2014
2014/2.202
The red mottled sandstone of this lotus relief is unique to the Sikri quarry, just outside of Mathura.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Lotus Relief, Fragment from the crosspiece of a stupa railing in Mathura
3rd century
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1963/1.90
This photograph depicts a view looking down at a lakeshore teeming with aquatic plants and flowers.
Eliot Porter (American (North American))
Lotus Blossoms and Azolla, West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 1980
1980
Gift of Clayton E. Wilhite
1987/1.252.1
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