29 UMMA Objects
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Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.2

Giancinto Calandrucci
Study for an Altarpiece: Rest on the Flight into Egypt
17th century
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
1970/2.93
Frontal view of an altar space surrounded by draped fabrics with different patterns and materials. A staircase ascends out of the frame on the left-hand side of the image.
Felix Bonfils (French (culture or style))
Grotte de la Nativité—Cave of the Nativity
1867 – 1885
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
1994/2.32.8

Italian
A Roman Sacrifice
1510 – 1530
Museum Purchase
1974/2.2
At the top of this Songye scepter, is a finely carved, wooden finial that takes the form of an anthropomorphic figure which has a pear-shaped face, round eyebrows, large pupils, and an open mouth. Additionally, scarification patterns appear on the forehead and temples. The body of the scepter is laden with a rich array of man-made, plant, and animal materials that have been affixed to it, namely, multiple strands of blue beads and small pieces of metal, seeds, vegetable fiber, shells, teeth, claws, and animal skin whose long hair falls in a cascade. 
Songye (Songye)
Scepter
1925 – 1935
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.230
This photograph depicts a view of a church interior looking towards the high altar. In the walls and dome of the chapel are windows through which sunlight shines.
Carlo Ponti (Italian (culture or style))
Interno della Chiesa di S. Marco, Navata principale
1860 – 1870
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Becker
2012/2.173
A preparatory drawing squared for transfer depicting nude and classically draped figures in various poses in an outdoor setting before an altar.
French (French (culture or style))
Death of Priam
1790 – 1800
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2012/2.204

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Shiva Altarpiece (small folk bronze)
1600 – 1799
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1979/2.56
This shrine depicts a large seated Jina surrounded by 23 other jina figures and a variety of attendants.  The Jina figures that adorn the sides and are arranged in tiers above the main figure. The side columns and the whole is surmounted by auspicious pot forms.  The main figure sits in the lotus position on a lion throne flanked by a male and female demigod.  Along the sides he is flanked by standing cauri bearers, garland bearers above them and riders on elephants above that with an umbrella with a standing figure on it above his head.  At the base in the center is a standing figure holding a sick or club with a bull cognizance behind him on the base of the throne.  The nine globs on the base, four to his right and five to his left represent the nine planets and his hands folded in a gesture of meditation<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Caturvimsati Pata (Shrine of the 24 Jinas)
1464
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1975/2.120
An interior wall adorned with various framed photographs of family members and religious icons. 
Walker Evans (American (North American))
Bedroom, Shrimp Fisherman's House, Biloxi, Mississippi
1945
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
1990/2.38

Andrea Boscoli (Italian (culture or style))
Four Episodes in the Life of a Saint
16th century
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
1970/2.74
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