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A photograph of two tin figures in a shallow plane, set against a dark, black backdrop. The small figure on the left stands facing the large figure on the right, as the figure on the left points her figure authoritatively.
David Levinthal (American (North American))
Eva and Topsy
1999 – 2000
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2004/2.11.1
A figure is sitting on a lotus-shaped pedestal, which is itself placed on an hexagonal pedestal. The figure wears a drape hanging from the left shoulder and covering the bottom. The arms are placed in front; right hand holding the left index finger. The facial expression is calm; the two eyes looking down; a dot on the forehead. Two elongated ears. A tall crown on the head. The two halos are on the back of the figure; one behind the head and other behind the torso. Two halos are surrounded by an oval-shaped dais. The statue and pedestals are guilded with gold; some polychrome remnants.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Vairocana Buddha (Japanese, Dainichi Nyorai)
17th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/2.59.1
All parts of this chest, including the back, were made from solid zelkova planks, a luxury wood related to elm but with a more pronounced grain. This specimen has escaped aggressive cleaning with modern compounds and retains its original patina. The dovetail joints between the lower front panel and sides and the back and side panels are superbly wrought. The iron lock plate in the middle of the front is fashioned into an auspicious character, bok (good fortune). The rectangular iron hinges and square supporting corner brackets are fashioned into Buddhist swastika patterns. The four arms of each swastika radiate out from the center like the spokes of a wheel, symbolizing the rotation of the universe around the cosmic Buddha.<br />
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This chest was kept in a lady&rsquo;s quarter (<em>anbang</em> ) to store clothes. Marks left on the inner surface indicate that the chest once contained a shelf. The side panels, back panel, and bottom panel were joined by finger joints, while the side panels and top plate
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Namhae Chest
1833 – 1866
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2009/2.90

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Dragon head (finial for a staff or a piece of ceremonial furniture)
1200 – 1332
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.20

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sueki ware hasô
567 – 699
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2002/1.231
A miniature stupa, cast of bronze in several parts, consisting of a bell-shaped base; an inverted cone-shaped tower, capped by an "umbrella" with pendant, fringe-like decoration, inlaid with semi-percious stone, surmounted by a lotus bud. Atop the whole structure is a half-moon and sun disk motif, supported by intertwined ribbons and culminating in another lotus bud.
Kadampa Stupa
13th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/1.386
This bright grayish-blue stoneware jar consists of a round base, globular body and long flaring neck. Narrow single ridges encircle the middle part of the neck, dividing it into four sections. Each section is engraved with a wave pattern. The shoulder doesn&rsquo;t have any pattern.<br />
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This is a blue-gray, long-necked, high-fired stoneware jar. The horizontal ridge on the upper part of the long vessel neck marks the boundary between the neck and its inwardly curved mouth. The mouth slopes inward and has a sharp edge. The neck is divided into four sections by three horizontal ridges spaced at equal intervals, and each section is decorated by a wave design rendered with a comb with approximately ten teeth. The jar is widest at its upper-middle part, and the base is round with a slightly recessed center.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 47]<br />
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Storage jar with bands of incised wavy patterns at neck; lid missing
5th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/1.384

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Winged beast (mythical animal): support for post
20th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1986/2.102

Ohara Shōson (Koson)
White egret in rain
1935
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1982/1.205
The piece includes a large title section, landscape image of the garden,<br />
two seals of the artist, and a portion of calligraphic text.<br />
The text reads: &quot;The Small Cloud Dwelling occupies a corner of Mr. Dingfu&#39;s Green Surrounded Mountain Villa in Nanxun. His respected wife, Lady Pang, used to meditate and chant sutras there&hellip; In the 8th month, fall of 1909, Lu Hui completed this painting &hellip;&quot;
Lu Hui
The Small Cloud Dwelling
1909
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1981/1.308
This portrait of the poet Matsuo Bashō is constructed with seemingly effortless caligraphic lines, and surrounded by lines from one of the poet's works. The figure sits looking out at the viewer, beside his hat and a square container with a handle. The artist's seal is placed to the left of the figure, visually recalling the objects beside the poet on his other side. 
Yokoi Kinkoku (Japanese (culture or style))
Portrait of the Poet 'Basho'
1767 – 1832
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.22
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
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