25 UMMA Objects
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Chen Jiru (Ch'ên Chi-ju)
Remote Mountain Temple by the River
1558 – 1639
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This work is a double-sided page from a bound album. The painting, depicting a Hindu ascetic walking with his dog in a pastoral landscape, has been placed in a border, decorated with a floral scroll painted in gold on a blue or pale orange ground; a similar border surrounds a calligraphy panel on the reverse side.  The border and the calligraphy panel are both somewhat later in date than the painting itself.<br />The painting of the ascetic and his dog is pasted onto an album page.  It is surrounded by a series of gold floral borders alternating blue and saffron-colored backgrounds.  Wearing a brown poncho-like garment and carrying a fan in his right hand and a bag of his belongings, the lead attached to his white dog, and some tools in his left, he strides through the landscape.  He wears sandals and has long brown matted locks of hair and a graying beard.  The landscape consists of intersecting rounded forms in shades of green and yellow, surmounted by trees along the top and with a larger blue-foliaged tre
Indian;Mughal (Indian (South Asian))
A wandering Shaivite ascetic with his dog
1567 – 1632
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A woodblock print on paper; the block was quite worn, resulting in broken or smudged lines.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Shakya Senge: Padmasambhava as a young monk
20th century
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Peonies in full bloom grow as if from a rock or tree stump. A calligraphic inscription is on the left side.
Kumashiro Yūhi
Peonies and Rock
1750 – 1772
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Khmer (Khmer (general))
Buddha, seated in the ardha padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra
1067 – 1099
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Shunshō Katsukawa (Japanese (culture or style))
Nishiki Hyakunin Isshu Azuma Ori [Eastern Brocade Collection of 100 Poems by 100 Poets]: Seated Poetess
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Khusrau brought before his father Hurmuzd; from the Khamza of Nizami
1460 – 1470
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The drawing is mounted on an album page of a yellowish color flecked with gold.  There is a narrow frame in a slighter lighter tone outlined with gold and red lines.  The main figure sits facing the viewer and is in a long robe.  An emaciated, nearly nude figure faces him squatting with his hand on one knee.  Another ascetic stands and offers obeisance to the master.  One dog rolls around in front of him and another on a leash walks behind him.  There is a clump of bushes to the lower left and a tree to the upper left tops a diagonal leading down to the right with a large group of twisted trees. <br />
Artist Unknown, Mughal Workshop, Uttar Pradesh
Ascetics with dogs in landscape
17th century
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Zhang Feng (Chinese (culture or style))
Landscape with Bamboo (fan painting), Spring
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A woodblock print on paper; the block was quite worn when the print was made, resulting in an impression of poor quality.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Padmasambhava in Yabyum (Divine Union)
20th century
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Vishnu stands with a slight sway to his body with his right hip thrust out, the tribhangha of “thrice bent pose.”  He has four hands to carry his attributes, his front two hold a lotus bud and a conch.  The back two hang down and rather than carry his two weapons are placed on personified figures of them.  At is right is the personified club and on his left his discus.   He wears a diaphanous lower cloth that is so sheer, it appears almost invisible, only the folds of the garment are articulated.  He wears a long garland down almost to his feet and a sacred thread to his waist.  He also wears various pieces of jewelry, including armlets, large earrings and an elaborate crown.  The whole is quite worn due to the way the image has been handled by devotees, who have touched it and applied various substances to it.  His eyes had been inlayed with silver to add  a certain realism to the piece.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Vishnu with two attendants
9th century
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