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Two figures are seen riding through the water in the foreground; the woman is nude save for an elaborate headdress, the man holds a tortoise shell as a shield and has an antler-like object on his head and has a serpent-like body which supports the woman. Behind is a minutely described landsape with walled town, castle, and along the opposite bank o the water, nude females swimming and a man running in alarm to the water's edge.
This decorative image is organized along a vertical axis wtih fanciful creatures, grotesque heads, depictions of carved gems and harpies.
This black and white print depicts an animated and detailed scene of nude figures and mythical beasts on the surface of the sea.Two men, with seaweed hair and riding half horse/half fish creatures, strike out at each other. A man and a woman ride a beast with a scaly body and the head of a fierce dog. In the background, a man holding a trident stands with his back to the viewer. Action and motion are expressed with billowing drapery, flowing hair and moving waves. The wide mouthed expressions of the figures and animals suggest yelling and noise in this chaotic scene. Among the many details depicted by the artist is a plaque held by the woman that has his initials.
<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The skeletal figure of Fury extends his left leg and arm, the latter encircled by a snake. Fury, mouth agape, is surrounded by winding tree branches, snakes, a dragon-esque creature, and a swan. </span></span> Larson 2/12/18&nbsp;</p>
A nude woman with long hair flowing down her back grasps a tree branch with her right hand and bends it downward in order to more easily pluck the green fruit dangling at its tip with her left hand. Her white body contrasts starkly with the darker tones of the surrounding landscape. The less conspicuous figure of a serpent with the head of a bearded man coils about the trunk of the tree next to the woman and fixes her with his stare.
An earthenware figure of a zoomorphic form consisting of a lion-like body with strong hoofed feet, wings, horns, and a dragon-like face bearing teeth in its open mouth. It is seated on a rock-like base, and covered in amber, green, and cream runny glazes. One of a pair with 2004/2.132.2.


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Part of 3 Learning Collections

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

62 Collection Object Sources

Carlos the Jackal (2015/2.153)
Colonisation (2015/2.48)
Self Portrait (2016/2.11)
Ku Kluxers (1943.73)
A Dream (1970/1.188)
Animals as Aliens (2000/2.14.20)
Cucumber Night Cream (2000/2.14.27)
Bleeding Skull (1960/2.91)
Juggler (1951/2.62)
The Crowd (2013/2.250)
Wasted Youth I (1999/1.85)
Wasted Youth II (1999/1.86)
Untitled (2013/2.155)
Untitled (1989/1.74.11)
Untitled (1989/1.74.6)
Untitled (4) (1978/1.174)
Untitled (2013/2.159)
Untitled (2014/2.168)
Loiza (1983/1.276)
The Sea Monster (1970/1.184)
Ornament (1960/2.26)
Ueno Zoo (2017/2.71)
Madchenphantasie (2016/2.350)
Power Figure (2005/1.229)
Power Figure (2005/1.214)
Untitled (1986/2.7)
Untitled (1986/2.8)

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