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Excerpts from Bai Juyi's "Biography of a Master of Drunken Poetry" (Suigin sensei den)

Comprising just four columns of Chinese calligraphy removed from a long handscroll, this precious fragment of early eleventh-century calligraphy has been mounted as a hanging scroll. It was brushed by the celeb... more

Master Model

Excavated in Iran, Nishapur

Chan master riding a mule

Painted in a few swift brushstrokes and deftly applied ink washes, Chan Master Riding a Mule exemplifies the freely expressive manner of Chan (Zen, in Japanese) Buddhist painting, which relies less on descripti... more

The Spiritual Master Padmasambhava

This portrait of the Indian mystic Guru Padmasambhava (literally, “lotus born”) is one of the earliest known effigies of the Buddhist saint. He is believed to have gone to Tibet in the late eighth century at th... more

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6

Miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 6 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Cleric and a master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 65v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S' (sacrement) of a cleric before his master. Image taken from f. 65v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6

Detail of a miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 6 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 8 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 8

Miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 8 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Burning of the Grand Master from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 48

Detail of a miniature of the burning of the Grand Master of the Templars and another Templar. Image taken from f. 48 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380). Written in French.

Portrait of a Zen Master

The intense presence of a Zen master is achieved here by a focus on realism in the face, while the body, with its heavy robes flowing over the chair, is more conventionalized. Sculpted portraits were frequently... more

Master and scholars from BL Royal 19 A IX, f. 4

Detail of a miniature of a master and scholars. Image taken from f. 4 of L'image du Monde. Written in French.

Master and scholars from BL Royal 19 A IX, f. 4

Detail of a miniature of a master and scholars. Image taken from f. 4 of L'image du Monde. Written in French.

An Emaciated Horse Led by His Master

A man with a water skin or possibly a saddle slung over his shoulder leads an emaciated horse across a rocky, semi-arid landscape. The bony horse is being attacked by crows, which peck at two points on its back... more

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Arch by Master GA with the Caltrop

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

The Virgin as Master Dolorosa and Simeon, from Das Plenarium

Hans Schäufelein (German, Nuremberg ca. 1480–ca. 1540 Nördlingen)

Master of Ceremonies with a Dog, from The Large Wedding Dancers

Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)

Master Thunder (Lei Gong)

According to Daoist scripture, this figure, the Li Star of the Southern Dipper, was granted the honorific title "Master Thunder" (Lei Gong) by the Jade Emperor, who also bestowed upon him a gold ball and chain.... more

A Valet Putting Away the Luxurious Clothing of His Master

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

Ascetic Master, probably a Mahasiddha

A dramatically poised Indian yogi kneels on a flayed buffalo skin and holds aloft a skull cup. He is likely the mahasiddha Kapalapa (“Skull-cup Bearer”), one of the Indian eccentric yogis and practitioners of T... more

A Valet Putting Away the Luxious Clothes of His Master

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

Portrait of the Great Master Seosan

This painting depicts the eminent monk Cheongheodang Hyujeong 청허당휴정 (1520–1604), better known by his posthumous title, Seosan Daesa 서산대사, or Great Master Seosan. In addition to his role as a leader of Seon Budd... more

Actor as Master of Sagamiya (Sagamiya teishu)

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1865) Edo period (1615–1868)

The School Master

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

The School Master

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

Portrait of Lieven Willemsz van Coppenol, Writing Master (the larger plate)

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)

Netsuke of Tea Master

Edo period (1615–1868)

The Master Gardener

John Ingram (British, London 1721 active to 1763)

The Master Gardener

John Ingram (British, London 1721 active to 1763)

The School Master

Jean Jacques de Boissieu (French, Lyons 1736–1810 Lyons)

The School Master

Jean Jacques de Boissieu (French, Lyons 1736–1810 Lyons)

Master Rees Goring Thomas

Attributed to Ralph Earl (American, Worcester County, Massachusetts 1751–1801 Bolton, Connecticut)

Master Billy's Procession to Grocers Hall

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master

Illustration shows the reversal of roles for slaves and slave masters, with former slaves now in the role of the slave master.

A Master of Ceremonies Introducing a Partner

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

A Master of the Ceremonies Introducing a Partner

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Plate 47 from 'Los Caprichos':A gift for the master (Obsequio á el maestro)

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)

Experiments at Dover or Master Charley's Magic Lanthorn

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Master Jacky

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)