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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
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
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

Prestige Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.51

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

Tabwa (Tabwa)
Axe
1885 – 1895
Gift of David and Gayle Ackley in Memory of Chet Lamore
1986/1.195
This painting shows a landscape with white trees in the background, and men in the foreground; some of the men hold tools in their hand. The men are amongst tree logs. A large pot cooks over a campfire and is labeled in red paint "HOBO STEW". There are four black birds flying in the sky, and a gray donkey stands next to one of the men. The painting is titled in red paint (l.l.) "HOBO JUNGLE" and signed in black paint (l.r.) "UNCLE JACK".
Uncle Jack Dey (American (North American))
Hobo Jungle
1955 – 1978
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
2002/1.177
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 painting shows a train wagon filled with people in the foreground, and many train wagons following in the background. The train wagon and the people in it are being attacked by people on horses with tribal headwears and using weapons such as bows and arrows and axes. People in the train wagon are of Caucasion decent and have rifles pointed at those who seem to be Native Americans.
Charles Ferdinand Wimar
The Attack on an Emigrant Train
1856
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.80
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

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