Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2009

The Year

Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa: July 2008–June 2009

Ancestral altar (asen) early to mid-20th century, f, 2008.1650

Basket with lid mid 20th–20th century, Plant fiber, 2008.1516

Basket with lid mid 20th–20th century, Plant fiber, 2008.1517

Bell ring currency 20th century, Iron, 2008.1628

Belt Fineley-woven fiber, possibly raffia; covered in glass seed-beads with cowrie shells, 2008.1514

Black Glaze Carved Line Flower Vase Kiyomizu Rokubey VIII, 2004, Stoneware, 2008.1324

Board in the form of a standing figure (bioma) early to mid-20th century, Wood, pigment, 2008.1646

Bracelet Copper, 2008.1513

Bright White Glaze Carved Line Flower Vase Kiyomizu Rokubey VIII, 2004, Stoneware, 2008.1325

Buddhist figures Artist Munakata Shikô, Woodblock print; ink on paper, 2009.2791

Ceremonial staff 20th century, Forged iron, 2008.1637

Ceremonial staff 20th century, Forged iron, 2008.1638

Container Wood, 2008.1509

Cormorants Artist Munakata Shikô, 1961 (Shôwa 36), Woodblock print; ink on paper, 2009.2789

Cult hook (garra) early to mid-20th century, Wood, pigment, 2008.1647

Decorative container in two pieces mid-20th century, Wood, metal alloy, 2008.1519a-b

Doll, (hau pilu) White, red, blue, yellow, and green seed-beads, raffia probably wrapped around cotton core, cowrie shells, leather, 2008.1508

Fiddlehead knife 20th century, Iron, 2008.1631

Fish, cat, tree Artist Munakata Shikô, 1963 (Shôwa 38), Woodblock print; ink on paper, 2009.2788

Goddess Artist Munakata Shikô, 1961 (Shôwa 36), Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color, 2009.2787