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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
4th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/1.384
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
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
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
This piece depicts boats decorated with lanterns, the evening sky and festivities.  The shore is lined with teahouses set up for the event. The title for the print is located in the upper right corner in a red box.
Andō Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces: #9 The Tennô Festival at Tsushima in Owari Province
1853 – 1856
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1960/2.144

Zhang Wendao (Chang Wen-tao)
Calligraphy
1805
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1981/2.132B
It is a knife made of silver. The sword blade was made of steel. Floral design was printed on the knob and Deer and bamboo was printed on the cover.<br />
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This small knife is worn by a man. The handle and sheath are decorated with ten symbols of longevity against ring-punched background. The other side features engravings of plantains and lotus buds. Plantain symbolizes resuscitation from death and is one of the Eight Treasures of Taoism. The lotus flower symbolizes purity and the law of cause and effect as it emerges from mud (dirt) and bears seeds.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 285]</p>
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Ladies Knife
1392 – 1910
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.48

Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow bowl with stylized floral medallion
1000 – 1199
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1961/1.183
The vibrant coloring of this deep bowl consists dark brown, muddy brown, yellow-green and ivory. The design is organized around an inscription which appears above the base far down on the side. Above the inscription running horizontally is a separate enclosed design which looks like arcaded doorways with a string with a ball on it cutting each arcade in half for a total of seven. Opposite this is a series of four and one-half arcades in a vertical direction. Between these two areas there is a design repeated on opposite sides of the bowl with floral circular motifs on each side of a large, abstracted pear-shape form. The circles are brown and yellow-green and the pear form is orange and brown. Beneath each circle is a 'base' narrowing towards the center and directing the eye to the base. The base is covered with a shield-like design of orange and brown. The ivory background is not filled in but certain lines have been incised to add greater interest.  <br />
 
Iranian (Iranian)
Deep bowl with vegetal and calligraphic designs
10th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1961/1.185

Faceted bottle
1100 – 1299
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1961/1.182
Tall color print of Hommon Temple. A bright blue sky characterizes the top portion of the image, getting darker in the lower registers. The spire of the red temple stretches up into the sky.
Kawase Hasui
Pagoda of Hommon Temple, Ikegami
1928
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1982/1.202
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