Fall 2018 Rotation: Japan

Theme: Fragments

Japanese
Ceramic roof tile from Tôshôdaiji
earthenware
5 15/16 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/8 in. ( 15.08 cm x 6.35 cm x 7.94 cm )
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
Japanese
Head of a Buddha, probably a 'kebutsu' (Buddha in a transformation body) from the crown of an Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara
gilt wood
3 1/16 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1 13/16 in. ( 7.8 cm x 4.4 cm x 4.6 cm )
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
Japanese
Lotus bud and stem (fragment from a bodhisattva sculpture)
wood with gesso and traces of polychrome
10 3/16 in. ( 25.9 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This is a collection of various flower studies in ink and color on paper. There is a variety of subjects ranging from ferns, Japanese morning glories, cherry blossoms, persimmons, and Japanese poppies. Some have no color and are outlined in black ink while others are completely colored in. Many of the drawings also have descriptions of the subject and are written in the traditional vertical form. The front page of the handscroll has blue ink coming from above and purple ink below in a cloud-like, mound-shaped two-layer design.
Japanese
Sketches of Flowers: 25 compositions
ink and color on paper, handscroll
14 in x 200 in (35.56 cm x 508 cm)
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Japanese
Standing Priest
wood with trace of polychrome decoration
9 5/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 2 7/16 in. ( 24.4 cm x 8.9 cm x 6.2 cm )
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Japanese
Standing Priest
wood with trace of polychrome decoration
9 5/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 2 7/16 in. ( 24.4 cm x 8.9 cm x 6.2 cm )
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Japanese
Rubbing of a Folk Carving of the Buddhist King of Hell (Enma Ô)
rubbing: ink on paper
55 11/16 x 14 in. ( 141.5 x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Mrs. Caroline J. Plumer
Japanese
Bodhisattva Amoghapasa (Japanese, Fûkûkenjaku Kannon)(Avalokitesvara of the never-empty noose)
rubbing: ink on paper
59 1/16 x 24 13/16 in. ( 150 x 63 cm )
Gift of Mrs. Caroline J. Plumer
Japanese
Rubbing of Folk Carving: Fudô Myôo, Seated with a Lasso and Sword
rubbing: ink on paper
48 1/4 x 16 5/16 in. ( 122.5 x 41.5 cm )
Gift of Mrs. Caroline J. Plumer
Japanese
Buddhist Surplice
1950s
patchwork silk brocade, with ivory ring |
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus, in memory of H. Alexander Straus

1998/1.144
Japanese
Sample of Sanskrit Writing
woodblock print on metallic-flecked paper
12 1/4 in. x 6 1/16 in. ( 31.1 cm x 15.4 cm )
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
A sutra fragment with calligraphy in block script.
Japanese
Sutra Fragment, Calligraphy in Block Script
ink on paper
12 5/16 in. x 6 in. ( 31.2 cm x 15.2 cm )
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing

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Standing Priest (1964/2.84)
Buddhist Surplice (1998/1.144)

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