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This small print depicts an ornamental pattern composed of curled acanthus leaves and spiralling vines terminating in flowers or buds. The plant ornament forms a symmetrical pattern around a central motif inscribed with the initials "HSB," which are conjoined. This motif is framed by two horn-shaped containers that end in monsters' heads.
Hans Sebald Beham
Ornament
16th century
Museum Purchase
1960/2.26
A bearded man with a halo and wearing ecclesiastical vestments appears rapt in ecstasy in the upper third of this painting. He stands on a cloud beneath an elaborate baldachin with his eyes turned upward. A stag with a cross between its antlers lies at his feet on the figure's right while a putto sits at his left. Two more putti hover to the left and right of the man, holding a red curtain behind him. This scene is surrounded on three sides by dense painted decoration composed primarily of vegetal motifs, which is complemented by the exuberant scrolling foliage and fish scale patterns of the gilded frame. A cartouche bearing a Latin inscription identifying the standing figure is located near the bottom of the painted surface.
Gaspar Miguel de Berrío
St. Felix of Valois
1730 – 1740
Gift of Charles and Marjorie Arnade in memory of Professor Irving A. Leonard
2002/1.157
This maiolica dish is covered by a radial pattern consisting of abstract leaves and curling tendrils punctuated with flowers all centered around a yellow disk in the center of the well. The harmony of the design stems from radial symmetry of the pattern as well as the restricted palette of blue and a soft brass-yellow.
Italian
Dish
1500 – 1525
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.38
The body of the tankard is decorated with two narrow bands of gilded abstract vegetal ornament around the neck and base, separated by a wider band that features three repoussé medallions alternating with three bosses. Each medallion depicts a standing nude female: one of the nudes appears in an interior holding a dagger to her chest; another holds a sword and a man's head and stands beside a female companion; the third holds an elongated arrow with a blindfolded cupid at her feet. The cast handle consists of a clawed bird's foot grasping a ball at the base, followed by a satyr mask, a bound female nude, and, surmounting the handle, the bust of a warrior. The lid, a later addition, bears a wreath with a series of initials and the date 1639.
German
Tankard with Lid and scenes of Judith, Lucretia, and Venus
1600 – 1639
Museum Purchase
1966/2.18
<p>(the obi is displayed up-side down in the image)</p>

<p>PD: Peach and sparkly gold fukuro (single-sided) obi with embroidered and interwoven gold and various orange and green-shaded Kicho screen motifs with star of david-like designs, autumnal foliage, wisteria, cherry blossom, karakusa, and cloud motifs.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Obi
1925 – 1999
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.59

Matsubayashi Keigetsu [DELETE]
Winter
1922 – 1954
Gift of Yoichi Nakajima
1961/2.3
A family of birds rest among willow branches. Three chicks rest below, while the larger parents perch above
Nakabayashi Chikutō
Birds in a Tree
1840
Gift of Dr. Kurt and Millie Gitter in honor of Stephen Addiss
1976/2.103
A three-quarter length angel, robustly carved in high relief, emerges from a cloud bank on the curved inner face of the console. The outer face of the console bears a tightly wound vine scroll carved in shallower relief with a bird at its center. The bird grasps the vine with its left leg while stretching back to grasp a cluster of grapes in its beak.
French (French (culture or style))
Console with bird in vine scroll, rinceau, and angel
1150 – 1175
Museum Purchase
1975/1.64
This lightly colored landscape features figures standing on a covered bridge enjoying the distant waterfall. To the left of the painting, there are trees with rocks scattered&nbsp;around on the ground. In the&nbsp;distance, there are mountains that contain a little greenery. The waterfall comes out of these mountains and empties into a river; mist formes from this. In the top left corner of the painting, there is a signature.
Ikeno Taiga [DELETE];Ikeno Gyokuran [DELETE]
Mountain Landscape
1725 – 1775
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1983/1.354
This capital, based upon the Roman composite order, features stylized acanthus leaves and rinceau on the bell of the capital, which terminates in a band of bead-and-reel motif on the astragal. This, in turn, is capped by an echinus decorated with three fleurons and vine rinceau on each face as well as four projecting volutes also decorated with rinceau and fleurons. Originally the bell of the capital had two tiers of acanthus leaves, but the capital has been cropped below the top of the first tier and the tips of the leaves, which once curved outward from the surface of the capital, have been sheared off.
Spanish
Capital from the palace-city of Medinat al-Zahara with stylized acanthus leaves, vine rinceau and fleurons
936 – 1010
Transfer from the College of Architecture
1979/2.1
In this landscape a misty, meandering river is depicted with two boathouses along its banks. Reeds and other foliage grow lush along the banks, partially obscuring the boathouse in the foreground. Accompanying text is in the upper register.
Chang Ku-nien
Night Rain on the Xiao and Xiang Rivers
1970 – 1992
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.127
Engaged capital carved in grayish, coarse sandstone (arkose). The bell-shaped drum is decorated with a pattern of vine rinceau that encircles palmette leaves in a roughly symmetrical arrangement on each face of the capital. These ornamental plant forms are deeply undercut to highlight the pattern in sharp relief. A pair of volutes decorated with vertical striations springs from the vine rinceau in the upper portion of each face of the capital. A rosette enclosed in a circle appears at the top edge of the center of each face of the capital, above the point where the branches of the volutes diverge.
French (French (culture or style))
Engaged capital with vine rinceau, palmette leaves, and rosettes
1100 – 1125
Museum Purchase
1982/1.273
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