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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

Albrecht Altdorfer
Maxmilian and the Knights of St. George Vowing a Crusade against the Turks
1480 – 1538
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1960/1.167

Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Ritual Staff
20th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
1975/1.69
This double-faced sculpture has been carved from semihard wood. The male is distinguished by the beard, formed by a double row of small triangles. The female, which faces the opposite direction, shares a neck and trunk with her male counterpart. The heads are disproportionately large and both faces are ovoid-shaped, with a wide convex forehead and broad features. Their coiffures converge to form a single cone composed by stratified, semi-circular rings. A cavity on the top of the coiffure likely held medicinal substances, imbuing the figure with power. The male and female each have sharply protruding bellies, marked with round umbilici.  Both possess two sets of arms, which are detached from the body and situated on either side of their respective abdomens. Three of the four feet have broken off. The encrusted surface of the <em>kabeja</em> reveals that it was once the recipient of libational offerings.   
Hemba (Hemba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1865 – 1875
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.226
This carved wooden figure depicts a standing male, and is one of a pair that includes a female figure also carved by the same hand. According to noted art historian Niangi Batulukisi, these two figures deviate from the classical Bembe style and are “an extreme rarity” due to the fact that they are likely connected to an ancient pre-Bembe style.<br /><br />
The male figure’s trunk is disproportionately long, while the legs are slightly flexed at the knees. His facial features includes closed eyes set in round, ocular cavities and a perfectly rounded, open mouth.  The hairstyle bears geometric motifs. Most striking, however, is that medicinal substances have been tied around the male’s entire torso--indeed from his neck to his pelvis--by tightly-wound, resin-covered strings. Moreover, a hole appears on the crown of his head, likely intended for the placement of an animal horn containing even more medicinal ingredients. A small sliver of a white shell appears across the figure’s chest. Traces of tukula powder ca
Bembe (Bembe (Kongo))
Male Figure
1865 – 1875
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.196.2
A sketch drawing of four men, identified as soldiers.  On the bottom left a solider appears to be studying a large document.  The rest of the drawing is composed of other soldiers reclining and kneeling within the space of the paper.
Salvator Rosa
Studies of Soldiers
1640 – 1673
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
2009/1.527

Lisa Anne Auerbach
What's All This Talk About Dying for Revolution (Sweater)
2005 – 2009
Museum Purchase
2009/2.164A
An inkwell made with porcelain has a cylinder shape body. The body is painted with drawings of a man in blue suit, sitting with his legs crossed in front; and the man's head is the lid cover/
Artist Unknown
Seated Man Inkwell (Blue), made in Germany, man with crossed legs
1875 – 1975
Gift in loving memory of Donald Maxwell Robiner from his family
2010/1.298A
This is a black and white photograph that shows a woman and a man standing on a sidewalk in front of a doorway. The woman, closest to the viewer and shown in profile, is bending over and reaching behind to adjust her skirt. The man is standing with arms raised to adjust his collar before putting on his sportcoat.
Donna Ferrato
Man and Woman on Thomas Street, from "Tribeca, 10013"
2007
Gift of Jeffrey and Elena Sobel
2010/2.51.6
A group of men holding guns gather around a car. Spotlights from a nearby building are focused on the car as well.
Armando Morales (Nicaraguan)
Prendimiento del General Sandino frente al "Hormiguero"
1993
Gift of the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
2011/1.96.6
A bald man with a furrowed brow holds an open book to the viewer. The book&#39;s pages open to an illustration of a distressed animal. Writing in blue takes up the lower portion of the print and reads: &quot;I have the right to believe freely. To be a slave to no man&#39;s authority. If this is heresy so be it. It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot...will not...recant. Here I stand. No man can command my conscience.&quot;
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Credo (small)
1960
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.98
A black and white phot of two men dressed in a Western style with a tent. One man is standing in front of the tent, while the other is sitting on a rolled up canvs in front of the tent.
Kurt Markus
Ranch, Twscardra, NV
1983
Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider
2011/2.9
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