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Terry Martin
Mother Cut Your Toenails, You're Tearing All The Sheets
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
wood and purple resin vase with gold leaf
Robert W. Chatelain
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
wood vase with geometric patterning that wraps across a top-bottom, left-right diagonal
Gary Johnson
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
Anthropomorphic whistle with facial features, round torso and two round protrusions extending from the sides of the torso. The piece is hollow. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
This finely detailed, wooden Wongo cup bears three anthropomorphic faces carved in relief: a large, central face and two smaller, diamond-shaped faces to either side. The remaining areas of the body of the cup are completely covered in an elaborate diamond-shape pattern, a characteristic commonly seen in Wongo and Kuba objects. The cup’s faces exhibit the stylistic influence of the neighboring Kuba, as evidenced by the scarifications on the central face that extend from its temples to its ears; the large, triangular nose; and the half closed coffeebean-shaped eyes. The other two faces closely resemble the center face but lack ears and scarifications. The cup has a curved handle while the interior is smooth and polished.
Wongo (Wongo)
1905 – 1915
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
This woodcarved figure exhibits elaborate diamond-shaped scarifications throughout the torso and crescent-shaped ones across the pubis; a disproportionately long trunk; and, protruding breasts and umbilicus. With semi-spherical feet, the figure stands with knees slightly bent. Her round head features an angular face; a large, concave forehead; coffeebean-shaped eyes; a triangular nose; a small mouth; and a coiffure styled in cascading tiers. The elbows are bent such that her fingers rest atop the shoulders, adjacent to the breasts.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1895 – 1905
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
This standing female <em>nkisi mihasi</em>, or “benevolent” power figure, exhibits many of the typical traits associated with the Luba of the Upemba Basin, and more specifically, with the Kisale center of production. These features include a disproportionately elongated torso, terraced coiffure, diamond-shaped scarification patterns covering the abdomen and back, and, a crescent moon symbol on the pubis. In addition, this figure possesses a round head with almond-shaped eyes, an open mouth, flat and level shoulders, protruding breasts and bellybutton, and horizontal lines across its upper thighs. Multiple strands of white, dark blue, and light blue beads adorn the figure’s neck, upper chest, wrist, hips, and ankle. A cotton loincloth has been wrapped around the figure’s hips.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
Seated figure with crossed legs. The figure is holding an undecorated cup. He is wearing a vest and hat and is holding one hand to his chest. The figure sits on a stool, which rests on a drum. 
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
Seated Figure
1880 – 1890
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
Kneeling human figure on top of a round, hollowed out base, suggesting that this may have been the top of a staff or flywhisk. The sculpture holds one hand on his thigh, while he is chewing on a munkwiza root with the other. 
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
1855 – 1865
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
Wooden head with a long neck on a round base. The face is somewhat square and the ears are flat to the sides of the head. The mouth is long and thin, but open, revealing two rows of teeth. The nose is small and the eyes are almond-shaped, inset with metal. The eyebrows are thin and curved. Yellow, blue, and red pigments decorates the forehead and pointed hairstyle. 
20th century
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Ewe Standing Female Figure
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
This small jar is decorated with three horizontal lines around the rim and floral scrolls on the body. It was placed on coarse sand during firing. Poor sintering of clay and fusion of glaze have produced many pinholes. Glaze is not evenly coated on the surface, causing glaze crawling and diminishing of gloss. Product of a regional kiln in the late 19th century, the jar is damaged around the rim. Small jars as this one were esteemed by collectors, who were keen on small objects, in the 1980s.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.174]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Blue-and-White Jar with Bamboo Design
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam