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

Tabwa (Tabwa)
Axe
1885 – 1895
Gift of David and Gayle Ackley in Memory of Chet Lamore
1986/1.195
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

Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Prestige Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.85
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
Axe with wooden handle. The bottom of the handle is cylindrical with a small disc-shaped grip at the end, while the upper portion of the handle is composed of two figures on top of one another. They face opposing directions; the lower figure appears to be holding a knife while the other figure may be holding a musical instrument to its mouth. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ceremonial Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.53

Stanley Anderson
Hedge-laying
1945
Bequest of Carl F. Clarke
1954/1.84
Gold-weight in the shape of a rod thicker at one end, with a small rectangle attached to the thicker end. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.462
This is a rubbing of a figure with the head of a rabbit dressed in robes. It is holding an ax or hammer in the right hand and a bell raised above the head in the left hand.<br />
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<p>These rubbings are taken from reliefs of the twelve Chinese zodiac animal deities on the surface of guardian rocks (&egrave;&shy;&middot;&ccedil;&Yuml;&sup3;, hoseok ) placed around the edge of the tumulus of General Kim Yusin (&eacute;&Dagger;&lsquo;&aring;&ordm;&frac34;&auml;&iquest;&iexcl;, 595&acirc;&euro;&ldquo;673) on Songhwasan Mountain (&aelig;&frac34;&egrave;&Scaron;&plusmn;&aring;&plusmn;&plusmn;) in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. The twelve animal deities guard the twelve Earthly Branches which can be interpreted as spatial directions. Each animal deity has the face of a certain animal and a body of human. The twelve animal deities occur in the following order according to the Chinese zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. While the twelve deities on g
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Twelve Zodiac Animals: Rabbit
1945 – 1980
Transfer from the Department of the History of Art, Slide and Photograph Collection, gift of Mrs. Pilsoon L. Chun
2021/1.128.4
Gold-weight in the shape of a narrow rod with a rounded top, attached to a triangular piece inserted in a cylinder. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.461
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