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This porcelain bowl was produced at a regional kiln in the regions of Gimhae-si, Jinhae-si, Jinju-si, Sacheon-si, and Gonmyeong-myeon in southwestern region of Gyeongsangnamdo in the 16th century, Joseon. Such bowls were known to the Japanese as “ido (井戶)” tea bowls and treated as luxury items. Though this bowl was intended to be made as a white porcelain bowl, the numerous impurities stuck to its surface tinged the surface with brown. Refractory spur marks remain on the inner base and the foot. There is a large number of pinholes on the foot and lower part of the wall, and impurities stuck inside the pinholes appear like dotted decoration. There are traces of glaze running, some of which were caused by melting and flowing down. Although this was previously classified as a Japanese artifact, it is thought to have been produced in Korea and later used in Japan as a tea bowl. Therefore, the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation newly added this bowl as a Korean object after a careful examinat
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Tea Bowl, 'ido chawan' type
16th century
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This star-shaped ceramic tile is decorated with floral patterns and shapes. This kind of tile seems to be very popular in the 15th and 16th centuries of the Iranian Islamic world. The relief decoration is moulded and unglazed while the ground is glazed in blues with black underglaze and covered with a clear overglaze. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped tile with molded floral design
1400 – 1599
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Head of a Buddha, adorned with a crown
16th century
Gift of the Estate of Margaret E. Tracy
Round base bowl on a tall straight foot ring, covered in a dark brown-black glaze with subtle hare's fur markings (兔毫盏 <em>tuhao zhan</em>).
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
960 – 1279
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
This deep, conical bowl rests on a straight foot ring with subtle rim articulation. It is covered in a thickly applied dark iron-rich brown-black glaze with hare's fur or <em>tuhao zhan (兔毫盏 ) </em>markings. The thick glaze pools in one black drip lowering onto the exposed base. The interior surface has a crackle glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1127 – 1279
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
This dish features a three part structural division; the boss is almost flat. Around the depressed area is a band of degenerate Gothic [or pseudo-Arabic] script. On the brim are solid lustre painted zig-zags, possibly a late version of gadroons. The empty areas of this pattern are filled with dots and floral motifs. The reverse has repeated circles only.
Moorish (Moorish)
Shallow Dish
16th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Two Seated Female Figures before a Rondel
16th century
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein

Study for a Ceiling with Allegorical Figures (recto); Architectural sketch (vers
1567 – 1599
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
A curvy jar with a long neck and a lid.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Yixing ware covered jar
19th century
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection

Andrea Boscoli (Italian (culture or style))
Four Episodes in the Life of a Saint
16th century
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
This decorative image is organized along a vertical axis wtih fanciful creatures, grotesque heads, depictions of carved gems and harpies.
Agostino dei Musi (Italian (culture or style))
Upright Ornament with Bull and Satyrs
1515 – 1525
Museum Purchase
Two vertical designs dominate the drawing. Natural forms such as vines and other vegetal forms create designs that are symmetrical and organized around a central vertical axis.
Étienne Delaune
Two Designs for Jewelry
1533 – 1566
Museum Purchase