July 18, 2017

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

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Anonymous, Seated Old Man with Book and Basket​, c.1868-1912, ivory, 3 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of LeRoy M. Pharis, in memory of his wife Pearl Jones Pharis.

 

Today’s Artwork of the Day is a highlight from the MOA’s Asian collection. This small statuette, made of ivory, depicts a wise, learned man seated in contemplation. Reference to his wisdom is made by the open book to his side.

 

 

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