57 UMMA Objects
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bronze abstract sculpture
Erwin Binder
Requiem
1988
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
2004/2.107
Bronze temple bell with traces of polychrome, text, and lowermost handle in shape of a pair of addorsed lions. A decorated post threads through the space created by the back-to-back lions, on which an additional handle decorated with addorsed dragons is thread. The open space created between the dragons' connecting tails is where part of a frame would pass through, suspending the bell above the ground. This type of bell does not have a metal clapper, and is rung by striking with a wooden stick.
Burmese
Temple bell with handle of a pair of addorsed lions and a dragon
1907
Gift of Timothy L. Dickinson and Anja Lehmann
2002/2.237A-C
A bronze sculpture of a dancer posed in a high kick.
Auguste Rodin (French (culture or style))
Dance Movement A
1911 – 1956
Gift of the Kurt Delbanco Trust in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase
2011/1.71

Lobi (Lobi)
Anklet with figures on opposing ends
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase
1985/2.53
This fibula, a type of brooch used to pin outer garments, features a crossbar that ends in three onion-shaped terminals, which give the fibula a shape reminiscent of a crossbow. An arched bow connects the crossbar to the longer catchplate, which is ornamented with vegetal motifs.
Gallo-Roman (Gallo-Roman)
Crossbow fibula with vegetal ornament on the catchplate
450 – 500
Gift of Mr. Robert H. Tannahill
1966/2.17
A bronze sculpture depicting a man with his mouth open.
Diana Williams
Closeup of "Gates of Hell, Rodin, Paris"
1998
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
2014/2.195
This sculpture has a rectangular metal base supporting a gray stone and bronze rod, which together support a curved rectangular bronze element. A yellow glass wheel with a square radial and protruding dimples tops the work. 
Herb Babcock (American (North American))
Pillared #5
1990
Gift of Carol Wilke in honor of Manuel and Joan Jacobs
2015/2.56
Round mirror with a loop on top for suspending by card, and the bottom loop has mostly broken offf. A swastika symbol is in relief on the reverse side.<br />
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This mirror features a swastika in relief on its reverse side. The patterns surrounding the swastika are difficult to identify because of severe peeling. This mirror has a loop on the top for suspending a cord, but the one on the bottom has fallen off leaving only a trace.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 241]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Bronze Mirror with Swastika Motif
918 – 1392
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam
2021/1.143
Two distinct columnar forms emerge from a platform and are topped with spherical shapes that lean in and touch each other. The left form is slightly taller and wider than the right one.
Sir Anthony Caro (British (modern))
Lovers
1956
Museum Purchase
1961/1.172
This is a 21cm tall bronze sculpture of a nude female figure seated on a stump-like form with her legs extending out in front of her and crossed at the ankles. She leans the weight of her body on her left arm, as her left hand grasps the edge of the stump. Her right arm is bent and raised, with the back of her hand resting against the left side of her head.  She is gazing downward and her arm seems to be shielding her face. Her hair is pulled back and gathered in a knot. The patina is dark brown and the metal surface has a uneven appearance.
Aristide Maillol (French (culture or style))
Seated Nude
1881 – 1944
Gift of A. Paul and Ellen G. Victor
1985/1.127
This inlaid bronze casket with Kufic inscription was masterfully produced in the 12th century Seljuk period. Possibly of Syrian origin, the lid is hammered from a flat sheet of brass with the bottom formed by folding and joining a section cut from a flat sheet. The seams are on three sides of the base and in the rear under the right-hand hinge. Brass hinges on the object are attached by copper rivets. Originally, the object would have a handle and front clasp which are now missing. <br /><br />
 
Iranian (Iranian)
Casket with inscription in floriated Kufic script
12th century
Museum Purchase
1959/1.113

Lobi (Lobi)
Twisted metal bracelet with chameleon
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase
1985/2.54
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