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Volume 55 Number 2 | MARCH/APRIL 2024

Samsung Foundation of Culture Samsung Foundation of Culture ‘Unsullied, Like a Lotus in Mud’ at the Hoam Museum of Art ‘Unsullied, Like a Lotus in Mud’ at the Hoam Museum of Art Japanese Prints at the Worcester Art Museum Japanese Prints at the Worcester Art Museum Three Tucci Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Three Tucci Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art RagamalaRagamala Painting at the Yale University Art Gallery Painting at the Yale University Art Gallery AmarbayasgalantAmarbayasgalant Dragons at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Dragons at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Depictions of Chinese Porcelain at São Roque Church Depictions of Chinese Porcelain at São Roque Church Patchwork Textiles in Rural China Patchwork Textiles in Rural China Sneha Shrestha Sneha Shrestha

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From Leisure Pursuit to Life Commitment: Samsung Foundation of Culture Collections and Museums Tae Hyunsun

COVER: The Birth of Shakyamuni Korea; Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 15th century Hanging scroll: ink, colours, and gold pigment on silk; 145.0 x 109.5 cm Hongakuji, Fukuoka Photo courtesy of Hongakuji, Fukuoka/Ochiai Haruhiko (see p. 40)

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Then She Met Buddha: ‘Unsullied, Like a Lotus in Mud’ at the Hoam Museum of Art Seunghye Lee

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The Floating World through the Eyes of John Chandler Bancroft: The Founding of the Worcester Art Museum’s Japanese Print Collection Fiona Collins

Samsung Foundation of Culture Samsung Foundation of Culture ‘Unsullied, Like a Lotus in Mud’ at the Hoam Museum of Art ‘Unsullied, Like a Lotus in Mud’ at the Hoam Museum of Art Japanese Prints at the Worcester Art Museum Japanese Prints at the Worcester Art Museum Three Tucci Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Three Tucci Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art RagamalaRagamala Painting at the Yale University Art Gallery Painting at the Yale University Art Gallery AmarbayasgalantAmarbayasgalant Dragons at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Dragons at the Minneapolis Institute of Art Depictions of Chinese Porcelain at São Roque Church Depictions of Chinese Porcelain at São Roque Church Patchwork Textiles in Rural China Patchwork Textiles in Rural China Sneha Shrestha Sneha Shrestha

COVER: Pair of flying dragons China; Tang dynasty (618–907), 8th century Gilt bronze; 16.5 x 24.3 x 2.2 cm Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton (see p. 99)

Publisher and Editor Yifawn Lee Copyeditors Kelly Flynn, Deanna Lee Editorial Assistant Kexin Ma Designer Fred Young Subscriptions and Circulation Joanna Wong

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The Transcendent Buddha, the Revered Teacher, and the Dharma Guardian: Three Tibetan Paintings from the Tucci Expeditions John Guy

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Practice as Power: Wrestlers and Ascetics in a Ragamala Painting from Northern India Yagnaseni Datta

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Amarbayasgalant: A Qing Monastery in the Imperial Hinterland Nancy S. Steinhardt

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