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Hanging scroll: Chiyono sees the moon in the spilled water

hanging scroll: Chiyono sees the moon in the spilled water
view: front

This central image sits on a gold-coloured, florally patterned silk panel. The image shows a female figure in the bottom right standing side on but twisted to the viewer and looking towards an upturned bucket in front of her.


Hanging scroll: Misty rain in valleys and mountains

hanging scroll: Misty rain in valleys and mountains
view: front

This large floral patterned greeny-brown scroll shows a landscape scene using light colours of black, grey, green and pale orange. In the top left of the image are mountains showing a waterfall. The bottom right shows a forest/wooded area with a rapid running river.


Hanging scroll: Waterfall at cherry-blossom time on Mt Yoshino

hanging scroll: Waterfall at cherry-blossom time on Mt Yoshino
view: front

This landscape scene shows a waterfall between a mountainous landscape with cherry blossom trees in full bloom both above and below. It is set within a gold-coloured floral motif border, with three rows of Japanese text situated at the top left corner.


Hanging scroll: Scholar's retreat in the autumn mountains

Hanging scroll: a scholar's retreat in the autumn mountains
view: detail

This long scroll shows a jade green jacquard print background with a cream inset panel on which the scene is painted. The image shows a mountainous scene, in the centre of which is a clearing showing two small thatched houses.


Folding album of twelve landscapes in Chinese styles

folding album of twelve landscapes in Chinese styles
view: detail 1

This album in different Chinese painting styles should be viewed as a sampler of historical painting forms, demonstrating not only Chikuto's artistic talent but also understanding of Chinese art history.


Figure of a crouching deer

figure of a crouching deer
view: quarter 4

This small hollow figure was cast with its legs curled under its body, meeting underneath and fixed to the base. Where the legs meet, the hooves were slightly modelled to distinguish the feet. Its mouth has been carved and it has small, undetailed, round eyes and nostrils.


Seated tomb figure

seated tomb figure
view: front

This figure was mould-made and represents a man seated on a ledge. His hands are hidden within the sleeves of a long heavy robe. The thighs are foreshortened and he sits slightly twisted towards his right. There are minor breaks around the shoulders.


Figure of the Infant Buddha

figure of the Infant Buddha
view: front

This bronze Buddha figure is standing with his right arm raised upwards, the fingers of which are hooked in a loop. The figure has a defined waist and defined breasts,hich contrasts with the infantile circular-section limbs. It stands on a small flat base.


Large vase

large vase
view: front

This large compressed spherical type vase has a flat-lipped edge with evidence of damage. On each side are two long cylindrical lugs, pierced horizontally from each end, possibly to act as suspension.


Dolomite vase

This ovoid shaped jar has a flat-lipped edge to the small opening and two lugs on either side, possibly for suspension. There is significant damage on one side of the lipped edge and chipping on the other. Greenish discolouration (copper?) can be seen on and adjacent to both lugs.


Tall vase

tall vase
view: front

This tall vase is made from diorite. It is long and tall with a lip around the opening. Apart from some small chips inside the opening, it is in good condition.


Statuette of a wax man

statuette of a wax man
view: left

There is a vertical inscription running down the front of this figure. It is written in dark ink in cursive hieroglyphics which are now almost illegible, but can be translated as ‘His son Intef, born of Nefru-Hor’.


Bead in the form of a frog

This bead is made of carnelian, a variety of chalcedony. It is virtually a flat lentoid, pierced by a hole through the frog’s mouth. There are traces of dirt through the hole and on the end of the nose. A Y shaped marking is engraved onto the back of the frog running up towards the head.


Amulet in the form of a frog

amulet in the form of a frog
view: right

The frog squats on its hind legs with forelegs flexed. The eyes are carved as bulbous excresences and the large mouth is indicated by a line at the sides. It is made of stone or shell. A translucent stripe runs through the centre of the figure.


Statuette of a standing baboon

statuette of a standing baboon
view: front

This figure is depicted with its knees flexed and hands raised, palm outwards in a praying. The tail falls behind in a shallow curve, ending in a slightly bulbous tip. The muscles at the nape of the neck are well marked. The bare skin around the rump forms a depression of figure of eight shape.


Statuette of a seated baboon

statuette of a seated baboon
view: front

The baboon is made in hard blue faience. On the top of the head is incised a seven-lobed star or flower device. The animal is seated with his front paws on his knees. The tail curves to the right along the outer edge of the base.


Head from a statuette

This head, made of translucent pale green glass, shows a shaven skull with distinctive curve at the back of the head, but there is no trace of back-pillar. It is broken diagonally at the neck and the surface is heavily pitted as a result of surface decay.


Statuette of Hathor or a queen

statuette of Hathor or a queen
view: quarter 4

This figure stands with her hands clenched on her thighs and her left foot forward on a shallow rectangular base. She wears a tripartite curled wig with fillet, surmounted by cow horns and disk. Behind this is a striated and perforated suspension lug.


Mummy pectoral

mummy pectoral
view: front

This pectoral is made from a rectangular sheet of metal worked in repousse, in the form of the inner part of the temple. There is a cavetto cornice above a portico chased with two lines marking the upper ends of the architrave, and a group of six vertical lines in the centre.


Statuette of Isis nursing Harpocrates

statuette of Isis nursing Harpocrates
view: quarter 4

The edges of the throne on which Isis sits has been cut away, and the rear folds of the garment now exposed, are rather crudely carved. She wears a flowing, pleated robe which falls in catenary curves between her knee.