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A mostly pedestrian procession (including a mounted person of importance) is crossing the Toyokawa bridge in Tokyo; in the background are several tall buildings & in the far background are mountai
Three tamas; tama means 'flaming jewel', it demonstrates Yin & Yang
Central scene is a dragon & a phoenix contending over a flaming pearl amidst clouds. Lotus scrolls of various colours fill the well & double layered five-petalled flowers ornament the rim.
Scene of three goats on a hill
pumpkin shape; raised design of leaves on body - one from the handle, one from the spout
Lady Enya beside cherry blossoms, trying to distract herself from the pending suicide of Lord Enya, who is in the background: Across foreground are three seated men, behind them are five seated wome
Central image is of a woman in an elaborate kimono with silver trim. She is holding a footed tray with a Bonsai tree. Before her on a table are two large fish with white triangular tails.
Scene of donkey with three sheep & a sign: ALCUNE ANIMALI
miniature thanka depicts a Buddhist deity
etching over roulette tone
Elaborately decorated fan with white supports painted silver & gold & glued on shells. Fabric is painted with a scene depicting a boy & girl walking through a forest.
Painted in blue, mixed green & red on a bluish white ground with a continuous Oriental landscape, rocks, house, boat & fishermen, within formal borders.
two men with pick & shovel are working in a ditch, a woman? watches nearby; further in the background another man is working; background is rural landscape with sheep; sepia tones
Heavily potted greyish stoneware with crackled glaze. Underglaze blue decoration of flower spray
Psalm of David. Prayer - probably Psalm 140 - see Bible. Part of this manuscript has been translated to read: Save me Lord from evil man.....keep me from the hands of the wicked.....
teapot is an imitation of an ancient bronze vessel; spout is in the shape of a dragon head; the lid finial & handle decorations are in the shape of a chilong (salamander-like reptile); teapot has
daisy pattern, inner sides, well; ring of vertical lines above, inner sides
rounded ovoid body with flat cover and straight sides. Printed twice in underglaze bue with the fence pattern under a bluish white glaze which is very sparse near the base.
Double Vajra (sanko-three prongs)
Image of a standing monk with a broom
Samurai helmet for display on Boy's Day Festival in May.
Mottled shades of purple, lavender, inside and outside, however rim is green and brown; saucer is flat with slightly raised rim and base
This page is part of a Persian ( Arabic ) Manuscript containing folklore similar the the Arabian Nights, told By Queen Scheherazad, first translated into European language in 1704-1711 by Antoine Gall
Landscape with a river curving up the center of the image with green banks. A road follows the far side with many bridges crossing the river. Buildings also on the far side.
Range of mountains; Right mountain bluish snow; Foreground, three strips, one white, one beige and one brown
buff body, cream slip & yellow-green crazed glaze; shallow bowl; the base is flat but roughly cut out in the centre; pseudo-Sammarra type
Diptych, O-ban size. double-leaf,pasted down middle
blue on white; shallow vertical fluting
possibly a night scene; buildings, probably houses, on a river? bank with a bridge nearby
robe is made of brown silk woven with a hidden floral design; embroidered with motifs of peonies(symbol of wealth, love & beauty), butterflies(symbol of joy & summer), chrysanthemums(symbol of