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A rigid-fan print entitled Cockerel, Hen and Basket, c.1840-42, by Utagawa Hiroshige; the chickens are talismanic in that their cries are believed to protect against the evil forces of darkness. (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Cockerel, Hen and Basket

A rigid-fan print entitled Cockerel, Hen and Basket, by Utagawa Hiroshige; the chickens are talismanic in that their cries are believed to protect against the evil forces of darkness.

Старинные "кружевные" открытки. 1850-1890г.

Printed greetings card, colour-printed card with embossed paper lace and floral decoration, Germany, about

Two Cranes and a Plum Tree, a Japanese painting, c.1741 to c.1764; the cranes symbolise longevity; the bamboo, flexibility, and the flowering cherry, fortitude. (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Two Cranes and a Plum Tree

Painting, 'Two Cranes and a Plum Tree' by Ishikawa Toyonobu, Japan, to Museum Number

A gold seventh- to eighth-century South East Asian figure of 'Gandraprabha or Chandraprabha Lokesvara is a form of the supreme Buddhist saviour, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. In this rare form he is shown as a personification of the moon or Chandra, whose symbol of the hare is shown in his nimbus.' (Victoria & Albert Museum)

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'Gandraprabha or Chandraprabha Lokesvara a form of the supreme Buddhist saviour, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. In this rare form he is shown as a personification of the moon or Chandra, whose symbol of the hare is shown in his nimbus.

Digital Collage Sheet Download Sheet Fabric Transfer CHICKEN ROOSTER for Tea Towels, Papercrafts, Transfer, Pillows, etc Burlap No 7057. $1.00, via Etsy.

Digital Collage Sheet Download Sheet Fabric Transfer CHICKEN ROOSTER for Tea Towels, Papercrafts, Transfer, Pillows, etc Burlap No 7057. $1.00, via Etsy.

✮ Movement and Stillness

Rocks underwater: movement and stillness. The mesmerizing movement of sun upon soft water is a visual feast.

Green Peas in a Measure and Sprays of Hollyhock with Heads of Sardines; Symbols Representing the Ceremony of Exorcising Demons  Kubo Shunman  (Japanese, 1757–1820)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Green Peas in a Measure and Sprays of Hollyhock with Heads of Sardines; Symbols Representing the Ceremony of Exorcising Demons Poster Print by Kubo Shunman (Japanese, x

The chrysanthemum: November's flower. (Seeing Symbols)

Originating in China, known in ancient Egypt, revered in Japan, and given a name whose Greek roots mean ‘golden flower’, the chrysanthemum a.

A Happy Marriage Symbolised by the Golden Sparrow, a nineteenth-century Chinese woodblock print. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A Happy Marriage Symbolised by the Golden Sparrow, a nineteenth-century Chinese woodblock print. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Wedding Duck. Korea, 19th century. The Victoria & Albert Museum

Wedding goose

Wedding Duck Korea, century The Victoria & Albert Museum “This simplified wooden figure of a duck was made for presentation by a groom to his parents-in-law as the centrepiece of the Korean marriage ceremony.

Plums and Biwa, 1860s, Tanomura Shosai; this Japanese print features a New Year design with a musical instrument (biwa) resting against white and red plum branches, symbol of the new year. (The Art Institute of Chicago)

Plums and Biwa, Tanomura Shosai; this Japanese print features a New Year design with a musical instrument (biwa) resting against white and red plum branches, symbol of the new year. (The Art Institute of Chicago)

The British Bee Hive, 1840, George Cruikshank; the beehive as a metaphor for society. (Victoria & Albert Museum)

The British Bee Hive

The British Bee Hive, George Cruikshank; the beehive as a metaphor for society.

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