26 UMMA Objects
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Bamana (Bamana)
Prestige Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.100

Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Prestige Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.85

Renato Guttuso
Gli Sterratori (The Diggers)
1955
Museum Purchase
1959/1.83
Gold-weight in the shape of smooth rod attached to a rounded top with a triangular piece protruding outwards.
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.131
A haloed man kneels in three-quarter profile in the left center of the foreground of the composition. A male figure stands behind the haloed figure in a wide stance with an ax raised above the kneeling figure's head. In the background is another male figure wearing a pointed hat and a jester or demonic figure shown falling of a column in the distance in the upper left.
Workshop of Michael Wolgemut
Martyrdom of St. Matthew
1488 – 1498
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2012/2.205

Stanley Anderson
Hedge-laying
1945
Bequest of Carl F. Clarke
1954/1.84

Tabwa (Tabwa)
Axe
1885 – 1895
Gift of David and Gayle Ackley in Memory of Chet Lamore
1986/1.195
An axe with a plain wooden handle and a rounded top. The blade is narrow and curves upward at almost a 90 degree angle, ending in a slightly curved point. 
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich

1998/1.133
An axe with a plain wooden handle and a rounded top. The blade is narrow and curves upward at almost a 90 degree angle, ending in a slightly curved point.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.134
Human figure in bright clothing holding an axe. He stands with bent knees and feet wide apart, with his arms extended away from his body. He is wearing a traditional Chinese opera mask and looks to the left. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Chang Fei (opera hero with axe)
20th century
Gift of Harold W. Stevenson, University of Michigan Professor Emeritus in Psychology
2003/1.621
A large man with both arms raised, holding an ax over his head, is standing on a large log that is already partially split.
Raymond Creekmore
Axman
1930 – 1940
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project
1935.3
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