Keywords: cloud

204 objects

Goshikihara, from the series Twelve Scenes of the Japan Alps

The “jizuri” (self-produced) seal is printed in the left-hand margin, followed by the date and title. English title and artist’s signature in English is penciled in the bottom margin. The artist’s signature is written in ink within the image with the small oblong seal “Hiroshi” below.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Kay Kavus and his flying machine; recto: text: Kay Kavus’ flight to the sky

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, Kay Kavus’ flight to the sky, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text, Kay Kavus and his flying machine; one of a group of twenty-five folios. Border: The painting is set in …


Two nearly identical rank badges – bear

Two rank badges woven in the kesi technique depicting a bear sitting on a rock amidst two tree peonies, with scrolling clouds in the sky and ground and roiling waves in the foreground.


Nested set of three dishes with cover

Nested set of three round, straight-sided dishes (a: bottom, b: middle, c: top) with cover (d); low, broad, slightly concave foot, unglazed; cover slightly domed with slightly concave center medallion. Clay: white porcelain; bisque surfaces dirty. Glaze: clear with aqua tint on all but fitting surfaces and foot-rim; imperfect, especially inside with many “pin-holes,” black …


Skull-shaped bowl with molded decoration of dragons in clouds

Bowl: half egg-shell (skull-?) shape divided longitudinally. Perforation at one end. Wood stand. Clay: hard, white, finely speckled. Glaze: cream-white; rim unglazed. Decoration: in slight relief in the paste, under glaze. Monochrome — creamy white glaze.



Dish with flared mouth, narrow flat rim with raised edge, carved footring and broad base applied with brown wash. Clay: light grey stoneware. Glaze: clear, glossy, transparent; mouthrim and footrim unglazed. Decoration: painted in cobalt blue pigment on white slip. A chrysanthemum with four leafy sprays encircled by a band of cloud scroll on central …



Bowl with flared rim, round wall, straight foot, deep recessed base coated with brown wash. Four triangular spur marks on interior bottom. Clay: buff-grey stoneware. Glaze: clear, matte, transparent; base unglazed. Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue over white slip; a chrysanthemum spray encircled by a ring on central medallion, a band of classic scroll …