73 UMMA Objects
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A blue and white platter. White porcellanous body with painting in blue under a clear glaze slightly tinged with blue-green.
Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
Platter with an inscription from a Hadith [a saying of the Prophet Muhammad], signed by Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
1600 – 1799
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This dish features a three part structural division; the boss is almost flat. Around the depressed area is a band of degenerate Gothic [or pseudo-Arabic] script. On the brim are solid lustre painted zig-zags, possibly a late version of gadroons. The empty areas of this pattern are filled with dots and floral motifs. The reverse has repeated circles only.
Moorish (Moorish)
Shallow Dish
16th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
A stoneware wide shallow dish with an everted rim on a footring.  The interior is combed and incised with floral meander, and it is covered in an olive green celadon glaze.  There is loss to the rim and side.  
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
12th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
This dish features a recessed center with a central boss decorated with a rosette design. The recessed area and rim are painted with floral motifs and leaf designs arranged in concentric rings.
Moorish (Moorish)
Dish with Floral Motifs
17th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
Small round ceramic plate. Brown and green, mostly a matte finish.
Old Mashiko Ware
Small Plate
1867 – 1966
Gift of Ann Holmes
Rough ceramic cup with a cylinder body. Red/brown color with strips of green/grey near the top
Nagakura Sui
Small Cylindrical Vase
1960 – 1970
Gift of Ann Holmes
A container with a cylinder shaped body and a wide opening, it has a pattern of lines on the outer body. Dark brown coloring. Small series of lines near the top of the bowl that go all the way around. Rest of the bowl has slightly curved beveled edges that go from top ot bottom.
Jinnai Toru
Faceted Jar (Tea Ceremony Water Container or Mizusashi)
1960 – 1970
Gift of Ann Holmes
Large round plate with rough surface and a gloss footed base. Brown bamoo sumie on rust color matte glaze ground with grog bits added to clay, fired on nine kiln struts.
Takeda Toshio
Medium Sized Plate
Gift of Ann Holmes
Small elongated vase with a slim body and narrow neck. Neck is a shiny brown glaze. The lower half is white with blue circular designs.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Small Sake Tokuri or Vase
1867 – 1932
Gift of Ann Holmes
A vase made of slab on wheel with long bottom and a circular opening at the top. Dark brown with ribbing/striped pattern on the upper half, chatter marks on upper 3"; rolled lip and a greenish brown semi-gloss glaze.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Large Storage Jar
1900 – 1932
Gift of Ann Holmes
A small stoneware bowl on a foot ring with an everted flat rim. The exterior is carved to represent lotus petals, the interior molded with two fish. The bowl is covered in a green craqueleur celadon glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
13th century
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
This is a ritual dish assumed to have been produced at the private kiln near Bunwon-ri to supply the general pulic. The dish is deeper than the most other ritual vessels produced at the official court kilns, while the diameter of the mouth is small in relation to the maximum diameter of the foot. The clay and glaze are well fused. However, the the glazed surface has darkened due to the contamination by large amounts of ash. The base of the foot shows many traces of coarse sand supports. This type of ritual vessel with high foot is unique and simple in form that it was one of the Joseon ceramic vessels that was widely sought after by Western collectors.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.197]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Pedestal Dish
1850 – 1899
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg