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Asian Art Museum VTS Image Set

Guru Nanak and the cobra’s shade, from a manuscript of the Janam Sakhi (Life Stories)

Guru Nanak and the cobra’s shade, from a manuscript of the Janam Sakhi (Life Stories), 1800–1900. Pakistan; Lahore. Opaque watercolors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Kapany Collection, 1998.58.3. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Music, by Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)

Music, by Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814). Ink and colors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Grabhorn Ukiyo-e Collection, 2005.100.59. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Plaque with boys at play, approx. 1900–1949

Plaque with boys at play, approx. 1900–1949. China; Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with overglaze polychrome decoration. Asian Art Museum, Bequest of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, 2002.26. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Guru Nanak and the cobra’s shade, from a manuscript of the Janam Sakhi (Life Stories)
Music, by Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)
Plaque with boys at play, approx. 1900–1949
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Use these images to faciliate Visual Thinking Strategies conversations with your students. This selection of images are part of the San Francisco VTS image set for grades 3-5.

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