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Crouching or seated female figure with an elongated face that tilts backwards. The figure is holding her breasts and has a distended stomach and deep navel. 
Sierra Leonean (Sierra Leonean)
Female Figure
1400 – 1699
Gift of Leah and John Atwater
Many dishes of this kind were produced in Jeollanam-do. The inner and outer surfaces of this dish have been coated in a thick layer of white slip. On the reverse side, slip has only been painted on the upper part, leaving exposed clay body towards the bottom. Seven spur marks remain on both the inner bottom and on the foot. Much slip has peeled off from the outer surface, which also features a large number of pinholes.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.157]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Ido chawan or shallow bowl
16th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
A gray-brown jar with a short, splayed neck. High-fired stoneware jar from the Goryeo or Josen period. The wave design on the side is set between two horizontal ridges.<br />
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This is a gray-brown, high-fired stoneware jar. Its short neck splays sharply and is connected to a mouth that spreads almost horizontally. The body is widest at its upper-central part and decorated by a wave design between two sets of horizontal ridges. The flat base has no foot and is recessed at its center.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 85]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
918 – 1910
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam

Sekino Jun'chiro
Portrait of a Boy: Sean …
960 – 1970
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
An excerpt from the Lotus Sutra (Japanese: Myōhō Renge Kyō), this sutra uses gold pigment on indigo dyed paper.
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Sutra Fragment, Calligraphy in Block Script
1400 – 1899
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
Long hanging scroll with printed gold and blue cloth on either side of the image. Image depicts an aged man sitting on a rock holding a relic in his right hand. A halo sits around his head. Above and behind him are waves and more rocks, suggesting he is seated on a rocky outcropping near a mass of water. The colors are heavily faded, though the robe around the man is primarily gold, with green and red accenting.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Arhat with Reliquary, (one of a pair)
1400 – 1599
Gift of the Hays Family - Frances Blakiston, James Griffith IV, Edward Lukens, and Charles Campbell - in memory of their grandmother, Mary Campbell Hays
A stoneware vessel form with a squat, wide globular body narrowing slightly for a tall, wide flaring trumpet neck on a footring.  It is covered in a dark blue mottled glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Residue Jar
16th century
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning
​A stoneware flat bottomed plate on a footring with a wide flaring sides and a direct rim.  The base is carved with a chrysanthemum and the sides with a peony meander.  It is covered in a green celadon glaze. This plate is a pair with 2002/2.5.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
16th century
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection

Head of a Buddha
16th century
Gift of Stephen H. and Patricia O. Spurr from the Henry Jewett Greene Collection

Ming Sancai Ware
Zodiac Figure (Rabbit)
1368 – 1644
Promised gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA ‘65

Ming Sancai Ware
Zodiac Figure (Monkey)
1368 – 1644
Promised gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA ‘65

Ming Sancai Ware
Zodiac Figure (Rooster)
1368 – 1644
Promised gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA ‘65