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A woman with a sword looks back to her left. Her right hand is hidden by her long sleeve, just above the sword handle. Her blue outer robe is partially removed and reveals a patterned red and blue robe beneath. The bottom of the outer robe has a spray of flowers, and a crest adorns the left sleeve. A lantern lights up the stage behind her.<br /><br />
Unidentified inscriptions.
Shunshō Katsukawa (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Hanshirō IV as an Onnadate
1750 – 1799
Museum Purchase

Monogrammist FG
Mucius Scaevola
Museum Purchase
A man hunches over as he carries the end of an oar. He is barefoot and wears robes in several bright patterns. A sword is visible at his right hip. One of his legs is raised as if to take a step. The background behind him is water.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2011/2.193.1 and 2011/2.193.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Sendō Matsuemon jitsu wa Higuchi no Jirō; Kuniyoshi ga (Artist's signature); To (Publisher's seal); Hama, Magome (Censor's seals)<br />
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Alphabetical Tales of Glory and Decline: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Higuchi no Jirō Disguised as the Boatman Matsuemon
1849 – 1852
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi

Toyokawa Yoshikuni
Arashi Rikan [I or II] in a samurai role
1810 – 1837
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This is a print of a man and a woman.  The man stands in front, two swords at his side, holding out a fan in his right hand.  He wears a green and yellow patterned jacket and a short blue robe.  The fan is black with a red circle.  The woman stands behind him, looking slightly downward.  She holds a floral patterned jacket around her shoulders.  Her robe is orange with a black sash.  There are lines of calligraphy along the top of the print.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kuniyasu ga; Publisher’s seal: Matsugen; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Kumagai jirō Naozane, Bandō Mitsugorō; Nyōbō Sagami, Segawa Kikunojō
Kuniyasu (Japanese (culture or style))
Ichi no tani futaba gunki: Bandō Mitsugorō III as Kumagai jirō Naozane and Segawa Kikunojō V as Wife Sagami
1815 – 1831
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
A man reaches his left hand off the edge of the print. He wears a purple robe with a skull and grass pattern, and a sword is visible under his left arm. A green and white banner hangs over the bright blue background. At the center of the banner is a red and white crest, a circle with five leaves and a fan in the center.<br /><br />
This is the left print of a diptych (with 2003/1.583.2).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Otokotachi Nozarashi Gosuke; Ichimura Kakitsu; Publisher's seal: Kichi Isekane: Censors' seal: Ushi 2, aratame; Artist's signature: Kunisada ga
Utagawa Kunisada II (Japanese (culture or style))
Thousand-year Crane & New Year's Decoration Soga Brothers: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the chivalrous Nozarashi Gosuke
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
Text: &quot;The Sword is Drawn The Navy Upholds It!&quot; - U.S. Navy Recruiting Station - 115 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn - (scroll text) We Can Do No Otherwise
Kenyon Cox
The Sword is Drawn, the Navy Upholds it!
1917 – 1919
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
This stone dagger has a handle that is divided into two parts, separated from each other by a thinner band. The upper tier is smaller in length than the lower tier, which flares outward as it approaches the end. The tip of blade is broken off. In profile, the blade thickens in the center.<br />
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Carved from stone, this dagger with a two-tier handle is missing only its tip. The cross section of the blade is rhomboid, while that of the handle is shaped like a convex lens. The dagger is of the later two-tier-handled type (<em>idanbyeongsik</em>), meaning that it probably dates from the end of the early Bronze Age or the beginning of the middle Bronze Age. Max Loehr (1903- 1988) was a German art historian specializing in East Asian art who taught at the University of Michigan from 1951 to 1960 as a professor.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.32]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Polished Stone Dagger
900 BCE – 701 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr

The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
wood handle covered with copper and camwood powder
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Ritual Sword
1895 – 1905
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

The Last Judgement, from the Nuremberg Chronicle
15th century
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
No. 6 of the series of 12 prints;
1788 – 1989
Gift of Baroness Maud Ledyard von Ketteler