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    Balinese painting on cloth

    Unsigned. Preparation of food offerings to take to a temple. Batuan, Bali.

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Three men at a spring. Unidentified narrative, Batuan

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    Matted Balinese painting

    An ornamented couple in a forest cave. Batuan

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    Balinese painting

    Legong dance performed in a seaside temple

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    Winged lion (simha)

    Architectural sculpture (post support).

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Woman and child at a spring. Batuan

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Fisherman. Batuan

  • Thumbnail for Matted Balinese painting
    Matted Balinese painting

    Unidentified narrative depicting a spotted animal wrapped in the clothing of a woman as she bathes in a sacred spring, Batuan

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Male dancer. Signed in margin: “Id Bg Pt [Ida Bagus Putu] Astawa Tjari Batuan.†Batuan

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    Balinese wood carving

    Wood carving of generic Hindu imagery. Made for retail sale.

  • Thumbnail for Matted Balinese painting
    Matted Balinese painting

    Woman and boy at a spring. Batuan

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    Leather shadow puppet

    Monkey warrior to be used in shadow puppet (Wayang Kulit) performances of the Ramayana epic.

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    One of four puppets

    Four unidentified Wayang Golek puppets. Two are male, one is female.

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    Balinese carvings of entwined nagas

    Probably supports for musical instruments.

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    Leather shadow puppet

    The monkey king Subali from the Ramayana epic.

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    Water Pot to Feed the Hungry Ghosts by Unknown

    Basin (b): 9-5/8 (Dia.) x 2-3/4 (H); stand(a): 9-3/4 (H) x 7-3/8 (Dia.); pot (c): 4-1/8 (H) x 6-7/8 (Dia.) plus spout; dish (d): 5 (Dia.) x 3/4 (H) in inches. Silver- a) Water Pot - Round covered silver pot with applied spout and side ring handle, engraved with scrolling peony design and applied Buddhist emblems. The flat, stepped lid has a scene in the enter of a seated monk holding rosary beads and performing the "Feeding the Hungry Ghost" ceremony. It is framed by a circle of Taoist Immortal symbols with leaf scrolls on the sloping sides and applied Buddhist symbols. On the base are four unidentified stamped marks around a center indented hole. b) Dish - Flat silver dish with double silver thread around the flaring rim. In the center is set a small turquoise bead. c) Stand - Folding hinged silver stand in the form of the Chinese character SHOU, long life. d) Basin - Silver Bowl engraved with floral designs around the exterior and eight applied Buddhist symbols attached with rivets to the inside and one ring handle on the side.The bottom engraved with The Four Friends: an elephant with a monkey, hare and partridge on his back. It has the same stamped marks ont the bottom as the water pot.

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    Letter Seal by Unknown

    2 (L) x 1/2 (Dia.) inches. Conical iron seal with leaf-shaped top and scored design, the base with calligraphy.

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    Kubera by Unknown

    12.6 inches high x 7 inches wide. Image of Hindu/Buddhist deity Kubera displaying the wealth-emitting mongoose in his left hand; copper; previous catalog number "157" on inside of base. Also known as Jambhala in Tibetan.

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    China's Greatest Crisis by Field, Frederick Vanderbilt

    A pamphlet by Frederick Vanderbilt Field describing relations between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party during the Chinese Revolution, the Sino-Japanese war, and the need for American support of a democratic China.

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    The Thought of Mao Tse-Tung by Strong, Anna Louise

    Reprinted from Amerasia, June, 1947.

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    Hexagonal Ga’u by Unknown

    4-1/8 (L) x 3-3/4 (W) inches. Hexagonal silver G'au or reliquary box with a beaded rim and scrolling leaf filigree design on the lid which is fitted with three turquoise and four red glass beads, each bound with red leather. The back has a removable base plate made of tin stamped with English Lettering: "Stand and Fire." The cover fitted on one side with a long looped ring and a pointed bead on the other.

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    Vessel

    Silver and copper. Said to be Syrian. Human figures in medallions around upper rim appear to be Iranian in style, as does the shape of the vessel.

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    Tara by Unknown

    9.4 high x 7.7 inches wide. Image of Buddhist deity Tara; gilt copper & inscribed & dated in Newari: "In memory of two died in the family of Purne, this was made in the Newar era 817 (AD 1697)." Previous catalog number "357" on inside of base.

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    Chopstick and Knife Set by Unknown

    Chopstick and knife set, wood, with brass mounts, Sino-Tibetan.