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  • Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2006–2008

This section is devoted to works of Asian art recently acquired by public collections in the United States and Canada. These works are reproduced in order to illustrate general trends of acquisition, as well as to present selected objects of outstanding interest; the dating, provenance, and descriptions are those supplied by the owners. Arranged alphabetically by name of museum, this list includes the names of senior curators or staff members responsible for Asian collections. [End Page 135]

The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Jay Xu, former Chairman, Dept. of Asian and Ancient Art


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1. Artist unknown. Jingoji sutra. Japan. 12th c. Handscroll; gold and silver pigment on indigo-dyed paper; 25.8 × 31.1 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.157. Purchased with funds provided by the Weston Foundation.

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2. Artist unknown. Maharao Guman Singh Riding an Elephant in Procession. India, Rajasthan, Kota school. 1770. Tan woven paper with opaque watercolor, black ink, and gold paint; image 37.5 × 54.0 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.23. Mrs. Clive Runnells Fund.

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3. Ikeda Keisen (1863–1932). Fish and Plants. Six-fold screen; ink and colors on silk; 137 × 287 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2007.360. Purchased with funds provided by the Weston Foundation.

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Jay Xu, Director
Forrest McGill, Chief Curator and Wattis Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art


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4. Chu Suiliang (596–658). Scripture of the Hidden Talisman (Yingfu jing). China. Album; standard script, ink on paper; 25.4 × 34.9 × 3.2 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2007.130. Gift of the Yeh Family.

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5. Shorebird Catching a Fish. Korea. Ca. 1600–1700. Hanging scroll; ink on paper; image 29 × 22.5 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2008.1.1-4.

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6. Manuel Ocampo (b. 1965). An Object at the Limits of Language—Necromantic Kippan Emancipator: No. 2. The Philippines. 2000. Oil on linen: 122 × 244 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2007.78. Gift of Malou Babilonia.

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Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hou-mei Sung, Curator of Asian Art


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7. Kano Tsunenobu (1636–1713). Tiger by the Sea, Ma Shihuang (Bashiko) Performing Acupuncture on a Dragon, Tiger and Cub Swimming. Japan, Edo Period (1615–1868). Set of three hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk; each scroll 102.2 × 39.4 cm. Cincinnati Art Museum, 2008.15 a-c. The Edwin and Virginia Memorial.

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Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, Ohio
Anita Chung, Curator of Chinese Art


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8. Zhang Daqian (1899–1983). Three Perils Mountain. China. 1941. Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper; 96.5 × 33 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2007.197. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund.


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9. Bird-shaped Urn. China. Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type. Middle of 3rd millennium BCE. Earthenware with painted decoration; 26.7 × 31.1 × 27.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2007.276. Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski in honor of Dr. Ju-hsi Chou.

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10. Krishna Supporting Mt. Govardhana. India, Rajasthan, Bundi school. 18th c. Ink and color with shell gold on paper; 23.5 × 18 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2006.203. Gift of Eugene and Joan Savitt in memory of Dr. and Mrs. E. K. Zaworski, her grandparents.

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11. Portrait of Hafiz Abd al-Rahim Khan. India, Delhi, Company school. Ca. 1815–1820. Opaque watercolors and gold on paper; image 27 × 19.1 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2007.220. Gift of Robert and Amy Poster in honor...

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ISSN
1944-6497
Print ISSN
0066-6637
Pages
pp. 135-180
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2009-09-12
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