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A glass sculpture with a flat back and textured front. The features are all painted in diferent colors including black, blue, white, red and yellow. There is a yellow flower in her hair and a black and white snake design, possibly representational of a spinal column, on the side.
Ulrica Hydman-Vallien
Puppy Nose Lady
Gift of J. Ira and Nicki Harris
The Hindu God Krishna, holding a sword and an elephant tusk, sits on an elevated surface. An elephant with its trunk cut off is shown below him. Two men appear to be paying deference to Krishna with their raised hands. It is nighttime and they seem to be in a forest/ field. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Kanada Ragini 22
1795 – 1805
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel

Senufo (Senufo (culture or style))
Mud cloth
1955 – 1965
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Haas
A portrait of a figure in a jacket and tie, seated with hands in pockets. The figure looks off to the left of the image. It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner.
Peggy Bacon (American (North American))
Untitled (Portrait of a Woman)
1915 – 1950
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Sherman Lambdin
Red Devil Bird
1970 – 1991
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Standing female figure with short legs and a long torso. The arms are in front of the body and curve downward. Underneath the figure's hands is a cowrie shell embedded in the clay. The face of the figure looks upward with an open mouth and eyes formed by two concentric circles. 
Mambila (Mambila (culture or style))
Standing Figure
1900 – 1932
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Cloth figure of a human, bound around human remains. The figure is in a seated position with arms outstretched. The torso and neck are cylindrical and elongated.
Bembe (Bembe (Kongo))
Reliquary figure (muzidi)
1885 – 1895
Anonymous Gift

Bamana (Bamana)
Sculpture for Jo or Gwa Society
20th century
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Small, carved male figure, seated atop a block, with legs crossed. The naturalism with which the expressive face is carved, the high crested coiffure (or chiefly cap?) and the progressive foreshortening of the body show the importance given to the head in Yombe aesthetics. The figure's eyes are mirrored glass, and the upper body, face and head are studded with brass tacks. A slight vertical crack can be seen at the figure's sternum.<br />
The Yombe figure was identified for UMMA by Allen Roberts and Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts. There was a discrepency regarding the dating of the piece: the export paperwork said "circa 1830", but the dealer's catalogue said early 19th c. When asked to help resolve the dating, Polly Nooter Roberts replied: "As for the Yombe figure, I can tell you with certainty that it is NOT early 20th century, and is definitely from the 19th century, if not earlier. I cannot confirm the 1830 date, but I would be more inclined to believe that than the early 20th century. So, I think you can co
Yombe;Kongo (Yombe (culture or style);Kongo (culture or style))
Seated Male Figure
1825 – 1875
Museum purchase made possible by the David L. Chambers and John G. Crane Fund for Acquisitions

Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
Wood-carved, standing figure with knees slightly flexed, prominent gentalia, naturalistic face, pointed beard and eyes inset with a white material, probably small ceramic fragments. The feet are missing. It wears a metal ring around its neck, and a string with metal fragments, glass beads and a small metal bell is attached across its chest, from arm to arm. A vertical crack on the front right side of the figure is filled with a gauzy material.
Beembe (Kongo)
Power figure
1865 – 1875
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
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