27 UMMA Objects
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Abstracted human figure reclining on its side. Eight strings resembling the strings of a harp extend from the chest area to the hip.
Henry Moore (British (modern))
Stringed Reclining Figure
Bequest of Florence L. Stol
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
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
This bronze plaque features a pair of oxen pulling a four-wheeled wagon with six passengers. The seated driver holds a rod in his right hand and a two-tined fork in his left. An older figure holding a flaming vessel stands behind him, followed by a seated figure wearing classical drapery and a laurel wreath. The next figure, seated in the middle of the cart, is an older female, nude to the waist, who holds a cornucopia full of fruit and raises her left hand to point skyward. Two smaller standing figures appear next, one holding a bowl of fruit. The final figure is a reclining female nude holding a flower in the crook of her right arm.
The Triumph of Plenty
1595 – 1605
Museum Purchase

Equestrian Statuette of Marcus Aurelius
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Gilt bronze standing Buddha on lotus pedestal. He is clothed in monastic robes with cascading U-shaped folds, similar to the gentle folds of his neck. His hands ake the form of two mudras: the abhaya (&ldquo;have no fear&rdquo;) mudra with the right hand, and varada (&ldquo;wishes are granted&rdquo;) mudra with the left.<br />
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It is well proportioned overall and represent Buddha in a standing position; a position quite popular in Unified Shilla Buddhist sculpture. The Ushinisha on the top of Buddha&#39;s head is tall, voluminous and black. The face is plump and facial features, including the eyes, nose and the mouth, are all rather small. The earlobes hang are hanging and the three curved lines on the neck are highly distinct.<br />
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The body and pedestal of this statue were cast as a single mass. The body is made of solid bronze, but the pedestal is hollow. The back part of the pedestal features a hole for the insertion of a mandorla, which is missing. Unlike most Buddha statues from
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Standing Buddha in Abhaya-vara mudra
676 – 935
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
This bronze sculpture represents a leopard. On a rocky outcrop, the animal is in a crouching position with its mouth slightly open. Its tail curls down by its hind leg, next to which the work is signed, inscribed in the clay model, "Edward S. Kemeys."
Edward Kemeys (American (North American))
Snarling Leopard
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A nude man and woman recline together on the right side of this octagonal plaque. They lay upon the mesh of a net, which is being pulled by a nude male figure seated nearby next to an anvil. Behind the seated man appear two standing figures working at a brick forge. Another pair of figures stands in the middle ground with a row of trees behind them. A diminutive figure mounted on horses appears against a disk in the sky.
Jacob Cornelisz Cobaert
The Discovery of Mars and Venus
1602 – 1621
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
This abstract bronze sculpture on a stone base has a series of undulating flat surfaces with cut outs. With a clear frontality, the back of the sculpture has a more rustic patina.&nbsp;
Mirko (Italian (culture or style))
La Grande Maschera
Gift of Scott Hodes and Maria Bechily-Hodes
Thin, double-side, H-shaped bronze sculpture. Each side is made up of a collection of rough rectangle shapes overlapping and butting up against one another. Two rectangle-shaped openings penetrate the piece.
Robert Adams (British (modern))
Rectangular Bronze Form No. 2
1948 – 1958
Museum Purchase
Highly abstracted figure with oval body, short straight legs, and a large mushroom shaped head with a crude, wide-mouthed face. Between the body and head are two horizontal bars that are slightly longer than the width of the head. The sculpture is quite flat, and the bronze has a molten look.
Chet Harmon La More (American (North American))
Girl with French Loaves
Gift of Mrs. Mary T. LaMore
Standing bronze figure with recto/verso. The silhouette of the body is rectangular in shape. The heads on both side are simply rendered with rounded eyes and a pursed -lip mouth on one, a button nose on the other; bodies are supported by short legs; sides loosely suggest representations of male and female anatomy with side-by-side scallop shells suggesting a breasted chest on one side, an upward facing frog/toad in the phallus area on the reverse side.
Max Ernst (German (culture or style))
Janus Bird (Oiseau Janus)
Gift of Al and Margaret Coudron