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A small, flat-bottomed stoneware jar, with nearly straight sides flaring out to shoulders only slightly broader than the base, and narrowing to a short neck with an everted rim. The decoration consists of broad horizontal bands of cobalt blue pigment at the base, on the shoulder, and at the neck. The overall glaze, normally a whitish color, is a light brown here, possibly because of less than ideal conditions in the kiln.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white storage jar
1200 – 1499
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.21
A small, stoneware jar of squat proportions, with a narrow, upright neck and a short, cylindricrical foot. The jar is decorated with loosely drawn floral patterns in cobalt blue underneath an overalll whitish glaze.<br />
This jar makes an interesting contrast to 2002/2.18, which has a very similar design in a crisp, dark blue; the faded, smudged blue here may be a result of less than ideal conditions in the kiln.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design
1200 – 1499
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.19
A small, stoneware jar of squat proportions, with a narrow, upright neck and a short, cylindricrical foot. The jar is decorated with loosely drawn floral patterns in cobalt blue underneath an overalll whitish glaze.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design
1200 – 1499
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.18
A suberply cast hollow bronze figure of Tara, a Buddhist goddess, shown leated in the lalitasana pose ("royal ease," with one knee bent and the other relaxed), her right hand extended to her right knee in vara mudra (the gesture of charity), and her left hand in vitarka mudra (the gesture of teaching, with the thumb and third finger brought together). She wears a dhoti and jewelry, including an elaborate tiara and enormous lotus-petal design ear plugs. Her face has a broad, open forehead, with wide, slightly arching brows; her eyes are downcast with "s"-shaped upper lids; her nose is straight and long, and her mouth, in a curved Cupid's bow shape, is small but full. Her torso leans slightly to her left, which is balanced by the right tilt of her head. She sits on a double lotus dais with beaded upper and lower rims. The image and the base were case in one piece in the lost-wax method.  There are traces of red paint for her mouth and blue paint for her hair.
Bodhisattva Tara (Tibetan, Jetsun Dolma)
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1972/2.40

Yinka Shonibare (British (modern))
Untitled, The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 2002
2002
Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation
2002/1.236A-W
This miniature painting is placed on a red background with text written above it. In the center, a woman is adorning herself while looking at a mirror that is held by a female attendant. They are seated inside a marble pavilion, with projecting porches topped by cupolas and a small rooftop chamber. Another female attendent plays a string instrument to the side in the foreground.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Bilaval Ragini
1795 – 1805
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1980/2.244
A tiny, rounded stoneware box with a flat-topped lid, the lid decorated with a floral medallion in blue cobalt pigment before the entire box was coated with a whitish glaze.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white miniature covered box with floral medallion on lid
16th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1993/2.24.1-2
This miniature painting is placed on a beige background within a geometric border. Text is placed within a cartouche at the top of the page and above the painting, as is typical of the Jaipur style. In the center of the painting, Krishna and Radha are seated closely together on a rectangular carpet. Three female attendants are tending to the couple to their left while another female attendant peeks behind a red curtain in the backgroud. 
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Dipak Raga
1795 – 1805
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1985/1.133

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Netsuke of a child holding a lion mask (pair with 2002/2.31)
1867 – 1899
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.30

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Netsuke of a child holding a lantern (pair with 2002/2.30)
1867 – 1899
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.31
This miniature painting is placed on a red background with text written above it. A female figure in the center dressed in red feeds a peacock perched on a tree. On her left is a white building. 
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Ragini Madhumadhavi
1795 – 1805
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1985/2.135
A miniature sculpture of a the Tibetan yogin Milarepa as a rotund figure, seated in lalitasana (the posture of royal ease, with one knee drawn up and the other relaxed) on an antelope skin (the head of the antelope can be discerned just under the figure's left foot, as an incised design). The right hand is raised, cusping the right ear as though to better hear, while the left elbow rests on the left knee, and the right hand holds a nettle-shell bowl. Wrapped around his torso, from his right shoulder to his left knee, is a sash (sometimes referred to as a meditation belt), which allows him to keep his body upright during long hours of meditation. The base, cast in a single piece with the figure, is decorated with beading and a single band of lotus petals.
Yogi Milarepa (c. 1032–c. 1135)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.56
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