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Kachō-ga: Flowers and Birds in Japanese Art
May 28, 2005 - September 24, 2006
Hexagonal Box with Design of a Chickadee and Pomegranates
Hexagonal Box with Design of a Chickadee and Pomegranates, c. 2001
Keiko Mori, Japanese
Porcelain, overglaze enamel and gold design
4 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches (12.1 x 19.4 cm)
Purchased with funds bequeathed by Marjorie Matthews Corr, 2004
2004-165-1a,b
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Kachō-ga: Flowers and Birds in Japanese Art
May 28, 2005 - September 24, 2006

Flowers and birds have long been traditional themes in Asian art. They function as symbols of the cyclical renewal of the natural world, as metaphors for the political and social world when direct criticism was too dangerous, and as beautiful subject matter in and of itself. This exhibition includes paintings and decorative art, and shows continuity and comparisons over time and across media in Japanese art.

Curator

Kyoko Kinoshita • Project Assistant Curator

Location

East Asian Galleries 241, 242, and 243, second floor

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