Detail image, Funerary Relief Bust, Syria, 3rd century (dated 231 CE), Limestone, 60.1 x 55.3 x 23 cm, F1908.236

Detail, Funerary Relief Bust, Syria, 3rd century (dated 231 CE), Limestone, 60.1 x 55.3 x 23 cm, F1908.236

Palmyra

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Detail image, Darren Waterston; Filthy Lucre, 2013–14; Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and ceramic, with audio; and lighting components; Courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York; Installation view, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Photo: John Tsantes

Detail, Darren Waterston; Filthy Lucre, 2013–14; Oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and ceramic, with audio; and lighting components; Courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York; Installation view, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Photo: John Tsantes

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s “Filthy Lucre”

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Detail image, Serving dish with design of "Three Friends"; Serving dish; Momoyama or Edo period, 1615-1624; Stoneware with Oribe glaze and iron decoration under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs; Freer Gallery of Art, F1973.6a-e

Detail, Serving dish with design of "Three Friends"; Serving dish; Momoyama or Edo period, 1615-1624; Stoneware with Oribe glaze and iron decoration under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs; Freer Gallery of Art, F1973.6a-e

Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern in Japanese Ceramics

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Detail image, Kawasaki, from the series Famous Places of the Fifty-Three Stations; Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858); Japan, Edo period, 1855; one of a set of 55 woodblock prints; ink and color on paper; Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge, FSC-GR-705.3.

Detail, Kawasaki, from the series Famous Places of the Fifty-Three Stations; Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858); Japan, Edo period, 1855; one of a set of 55 woodblock prints; ink and color on paper; Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge, FSC-GR-705.3.

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

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Detail image, Folio from an unidentified album; Signed by Mir Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550); Uzbekistan, probably Bukhara, Shaybanid period, ca. 1530–40; Borders: India, Mughal period, ca. 1630–60; Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; Freer Gallery of Art, F1939.50b

Folio from an unidentified album; Signed by Mir Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550); Uzbekistan, probably Bukhara, Shaybanid period, ca. 1530–40; Borders: India, Mughal period, ca. 1630–60; Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; Freer Gallery of Art, F1939.50b

Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

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