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The body of the tankard is decorated with two narrow bands of gilded abstract vegetal ornament around the neck and base, separated by a wider band that features three repoussé medallions alternating with three bosses. Each medallion depicts a standing nude female: one of the nudes appears in an interior holding a dagger to her chest; another holds a sword and a man's head and stands beside a female companion; the third holds an elongated arrow with a blindfolded cupid at her feet. The cast handle consists of a clawed bird's foot grasping a ball at the base, followed by a satyr mask, a bound female nude, and, surmounting the handle, the bust of a warrior. The lid, a later addition, bears a wreath with a series of initials and the date 1639.
Tankard with Lid and scenes of Judith, Lucretia, and Venus
1600 – 1639
Museum Purchase

Abraham Cuyper (German (culture or style))
Mountain Landscape
1605 – 1652
Museum Purchase

Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch (culture or style))
Landscape with Farm Buildings
1584 – 1651
Museum Purchase

Shao Mi
Viewing the Waterfall at Mount Kuang-lu
1620 – 1642
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Chen Jiru (Ch'ên Chi-ju)
Remote Mountain Temple by the River
1558 – 1639
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
A medium size, well potted jar with round shoulder and shorter neck. Inside is not totally glazed. On the body, pine, bamboo, and plum trees are finely painted with blue underglaze. Then a translucent glaze is applied, which turns into milky, white color. It has three floral decorations on the shoulder; the decoration is originated in functional elements of “ears” to which ropes were tied for transportation. The neck has a band of double lines and spray design of peony flowers and leaves. The rim of the neck is unglazed. The foot is unglazed; eye is glazed. Some imperfections of glaze are seen toward the bottom. Glaze is scraped off on one part. Many speckles on the surface.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Blue-and-white jar with floral and leaf design
1615 – 1643
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
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

Sekino Jun'chiro
Portrait of a Boy: Sean …
960 – 1970
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Wenceslaus Hollar
Tobias and the Angel
17th century
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman

Jacques Callot (French (culture or style))
Woman with Headpiece and Muff
17th century
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman
Wooden scultpure of the body of Jesus Christ as it would appear crucified on a cross.
17th century
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
Burial wares are those placed in tombs as a way of praying for the continued happiness and comfort of the deceased in the afterlife. Offering vessels produced in the Joseon period included smaller reproductions of the vessels used every day, such as jars, boxes, and bowls, among others. The University of Michigan Museum of Art houses a set of white porcelain offering vessels buried in pit graves between the late 16th century and early 17th century. The vessels are coated in pale blue glaze but generally tinged with gray. They were fired without using saggers, while resting on fine sand supports. Their glaze is relatively well applied and fused. The cintamani-shaped knobs on the lids are similar to those found on the lids of vessels produced at white porcelain kilns near Seondong-ri and Songjeong-ri in Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do in the 17th century.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.188]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Burial Set (15 plates, 16 bowls and 6 lids)
17th century
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family