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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
Primarily black and grey ink painting. Signature stamp in the lower right side of the image. Background contains mountains and a river runs from them down to the base of the image. A small hut or structure is shown next to the cliff and some trees on the left side. A figure of a person stands near the river at the base of the image.
Ōhara Tonshū (Donshū)
Mountain Hut among Pines
1831 – 1844
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1985/2.27
&quot;The&nbsp;composition&nbsp;is&nbsp;classic&nbsp;for&nbsp;Chikuto&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;central&nbsp;foreground&nbsp;grouping&nbsp;of&nbsp;trees, a&nbsp;low&nbsp;middle&nbsp;ground&nbsp;area, and&nbsp;a steeply&nbsp;rising&nbsp;series&nbsp;of&nbsp;hills.&nbsp;The&nbsp;large&nbsp;trees&nbsp;have&nbsp;curving trunks&nbsp;outlined&nbsp;by&nbsp;sinuous&nbsp;dry&nbsp;brushwork&nbsp;that&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;Chikuto trademark.&nbsp;The&nbsp;varied&nbsp;brushwork&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;foliage&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;a wide&nbsp;variety&nbsp;of&nbsp;plants.&nbsp;The&nbsp;soft&nbsp;pastel&nbsp;tints&nbsp;are characteristic&nbsp;of&nbsp;Chikuto&#39;s, reserved&nbsp;palette.&quot;<br />
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<b id="docs-internal-guid-6eefd8f4-7fff-20d5-0596-42dde0727b25">Adams, Celeste, and Paul Berry. <em>Heart, Mountains, and Human Ways: Japanese Landscape and Figure Painting: a Loan Exhibition from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.</em> Museum of Fine Arts, 1983.</b>&nbsp;
Nakabayashi Chikutō
Mountain Landscape in Summer
1800 – 1849
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1982/2.56
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;Ikeno Gyokuran
Mountain Landscape
1725 – 1775
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1983/1.354
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
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
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 &quot;HSB,&quot; which are conjoined. This motif is framed by two horn-shaped containers that end in monsters&#39; heads.
Hans Sebald Beham
Ornament
16th century
Museum Purchase
1960/2.26
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
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
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&#39;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
In conversation with&nbsp;1961/2.2 (a summer version), this painting depicts a winter scene. The painting includes trees, snow, water, mountains, a small bridge, and a small individual. The individual is wearing a backpack walking on the lower left along a trail. The water is on the lower right side. Trees take up about 2/3 of the scene, appearing alongside the path as well as in the mountains. The higher up the mountains go, the more barren and snowier they get. At the top right is an inscription in black and red ink. The painting is framed with a dark green flower-patterned cloth. The top and bottom of the painting are also lined with a different lighter brown cloth.&nbsp;
Matsubayashi Keigetsu
Winter
1922 – 1954
Gift of Yoichi Nakajima
1961/2.3
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