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Miyashita Zenji (Japanese, 1939–2012)
Heisei period (1989–present)
Stoneware with tinted blue clay bands
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); D. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© Miyashita Zenji
Not on view
Suggestive of rippling water, the imagery on this vase was created using a painstaking Japanese technique (saidei) in which layers of colored clays are applied to the surface of a vessel to create a striated appearance.
Signature: [painted in English on bottom] Miyashita
[ Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. , New York, until 2001; sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sense of Place: Landscape in Japanese Art," May 8, 2002–September 8, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Paintings from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection," October 1, 2002–March 2, 2003.

Williamstown. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. "Through the Seasons: Japanese Art in Nature," June 1, 2008–October 13, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

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