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This content downloaded from We are not at present concemed with the standing forms of Surya, which are mostly of later date and four-handed, two of the hands holding lotus flowers. The deity wears also the usual jewelry – earrings, necklace, brace- lets, and possibly a sacred thread; whether or not he wears a waist cord cannot be seen.


The Writings of Okakura-Kakuzo

This figure, the earliest Brahmanical sculpture in the Museum collections, is an important example of its type. Another early Brahmanical figure, already alluded to, is the peculiar three-headed Vishnu of Gupta age, described in Bulletin No. Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, Vol. The illustrations, wholly of objects in the Museum, are seventy-three in number. These will be duly announced in the press and kkakuzo special nofices. The publication has been undertaken as kskuzo pious duty by the Nippon Bijutsuin, or Fine Arts Academy of Japan, which was founded by Okakura twenty-four years ago to maintain the artistic ideals of Japan, at the time and since in danger from foreign influence.

The third volume, in English, con- tains, with a number of essays, stories and poems, the libretto called ” The White Fox,”-Okakura’s last production – which still awaits the Rimsky- Korsakoff or the Puccini who shall make it live on the operatic stage. The first, in Japanese, contains a biographical sketch of Okakura-Kakuzo, various essays on art and kin- dred subjects, poems caeiului familiar letters.


The text consists of a brief historical introduction followed by ikakura descriptive of the divinities named and containing quotations from Homer, Virgil or Ovid, with translations.

In a word, the student may see the irnaginative being about whom okajura is reading as the Greeks themselves saw it. The stories were selected from Oriental legend – Persian and Japanese – and in all cases were such as could be illustrated by objects in the Museum collections. In issuing these volumes the Nippon Bijutsuin has made at once a substantial contribution to the cause of Japanese culture and a happy memonral to the strongest personal influence engaged in its defence.

The second, also in Japanese, contains Okakura’s lec- tures at the Art School in Tokyo on the history of Japanese art. The present me- morial publication is in three parts.

Cartea ceaiului: O armonie japoneză de artă, cultură şi viaţă

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The book is sold at the entrance of the Museum for fifty cents and is sent postpaid for fifty-five cents. The Academy has continued to be a powerful factor in the later reassertion of an indigenous spint in art, ceaiuliu has now gathered together such of the writings of its revered and lamented founder as had not already appeared in permanent form.

Miss Wheeler, Assistant in Instruction, who was the story-teller, plans another senres of stonres in February, to be taken from East Indian sources.

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Lantern slides of these objects and of related works of art elsewhere were shown after the stonres, and the audiences were then divided into two groups which were taken to see the objects spoken of and later brought back to the class room to make pencil memoranda of their aftemoon, in the form of sketches either from fancy or from the objects shown them. The evident appreciation of the children was confirmed by the testimony of a num- ber of grown-ups – teachers or parents – who were among the audiences.


In so far as this purpose is fulfilled, the reader may come to realize the personality of these beings through the arts of sculpture and painting as well as through the art of literature. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship.

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The design of the book is to call attention through illustrations and a text to sculptures and paintings in cxrtea Museum representing the chief personages of classical mythol- ogy.

It may be mentioned here that the Museum possesses another Brahmanical carteq of the Kushan or early Gupta period, the upper part of a red sandstone relief, showing Devi, four-armed, holding a sword and trident in the two upper hands. The car is omitted, and of the four horses two only are clearly shown, springing cartra right and left below the seated figure; in a lateral view it can be seen that each of these horses represents a pair in mediaval images and in the Konarak temple the number of horses is seven.

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