Wooden case, heavily textured. Made of wood and black lacquer (?) or painted black, looks like a bunch of little craters on the surface. Some cracks and exposure of wood. Is a container of some sort. The opening is about 2.4 cm in diameter. Tag attached to item with string states: "3487 Spear Head and Wooden case. Japan. Presented by David C. Graham." Accession File states: "Spear Head and Case. Japanese."
A large Japanese black lacquer Aogai inlaid document box. The lid displaying a design of phoenix within a cloud-form reserve to the center surrounded by radiating floral scrolls repeated to each corner and side of the box, the interior surfaces undecorated. Accession File states: "Black Lacquer box; inlayed with mother of pearl, floral design with phoenix. Bottom starting to crack where bottom joins sides." Meiji period.
Round flat-topped, grey rock. Has circular indentation going around middle. Indentation appears to lined with some kind of glaze. There is a narrow hole punched through the center of the rock, both ends of hole have their terminus in the indentation. Hole narrows as it goes through rock, and one terminus is perceptibly smaller than the other. Appears to have been made from cement. Note with artifact says "13 April 2000 net - possible weight - cement + glass perforated while wet. Provenance uncertain, possibly China (he visited upwards three times.) Robert Storch, 525-3425, 1826 Brevor Drive, WW, re: 'object.'"
Japanese painting on wood. Wood is very light and painted around the edges in the color black. The edge the runs along the wood comes out past the edge on each end about 3.7 cm. The edge is broken on the top of the picture and along right and left sides. Large crack on wood from far right, up from bottom about 13.1 cm. and stops just inside the head of the woman. Woman praying to tree god, info on back Jan. 1931. Characters on front of painting with woman and scene; on back English explanation. Accession File states: "Offering to a god, Tokio. An offering made in Tokio, Japan, to a tree god. One woman who wishes a certain man to become estranged from another wife or concubine offers this picture and prays to the god."
Painting of two ducks. Accession File states: "One wall decoration of paper attached with wooden sticks and string for suspension. Painted scene of ducks and grasses. Hung on walls of interior houses for decorating purposes."