Walter C. Eells Collection
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Wooden statue, heavy, of a women. She has been carved and then painted with much attention and detail to her face, hair and dress. Her hair is black and appears to be put up on her head in a folded manner, appearing as if she has two buns put together on each side; also in her hair are three flower clips, one where the two folds of hair meet, the other two off to the side, and attached to them appears to be something hanging. The flowers are trimmed in gold, the one in the middle is white and blue, and two on the sides are white, green and silver. She has a full face, small peach lips, and thin long eyebrows. Her eyes are black and much detail in her eyelashes. The underdress is brown and is visible from the collar, sleeves and bottom half of the dress, with white simple flowers painted all around equally spaced; flowers on sleeves are white with little hints of purple. The top of her chest and 1/4 of the way down her arms is a dull blue and has circles inside of which are smaller circles that look like flowers. Coming out of the collar of the blue tip are two long pieces that symbolize cloth, they are white and have purple flower and diamond designs about 10 cm from the bottom. Draped around her back, over her shoulders and along both her arms is a green sash, which she holds with her right hand, some green spotting on back side of scarf on her right. Her shoes are purple, and the base of the statue is a darker green with green and white flowers. From the back and front creases in the dress are visible, and in the back on her left side, under her arm, is the tie for the brown skirt. She is holding something in her left hand which appears to be some kind of instrument made of wood and bound with string, the base is dark blue with small white and silver flowers. In box was found a long slip of paper with Japanese writing (see artifact to read paper). Has own box. Accession File states: "Contemporary statue depicting dress of women of 700 A.D., done by a well known artist. Includes a history and description given to Dr. and Mrs. Eells, June 14, 1948. Court dress of Tempys period. Polychrome on hypolenia wood. Has own box." 20th Century.
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Dr. Walter Crosby Eells
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