168 UMMA Objects
Sort by

This decorative image is organized along a vertical axis wtih fanciful creatures, grotesque heads, depictions of carved gems and harpies.
Agostino dei Musi (Italian (culture or style))
Upright Ornament with Bull and Satyrs
1515 – 1525
Museum Purchase
Black ink painting. Inscription in the upper left corner. At the base of the image are clouds with an elderly figure dressed in robes standing atop them. To his right is a younger figure pearing down at the clouds with a pack on his back.
Ren Yu (Jen Yü)
God of Happiness and Attendant in the Clouds, in the style of Luo Ping
Gift of Jung Ying Ts'ao, in honor of Senator Carl Levin
Engraving of several figres including humans and mythological creatures. There are inscriptions above and below the depicted scene and it is bordered on three sides by a serpent.
William Blake
Then Satan Went Forth from the Presence of the Lord
Museum Purchase
The artist has captured the story of the deer hunt with the fewest possible elements, in a way that is instantly recognizable and yet takes liberties with the classical tale. The forest is represented by two trees and a few sprays of foliage; the deer is a mundane gray, not magical gold; and Sita waits anxiously in a white marble pavilion, rather than a thatched hut. The vibrantly colored backgrounds divide the composition into zones that create mood and organize the narrative.
Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Malwa School
Râmâyana manuscript page: Rama kills the deer (folio no. 31)
1635 – 1650
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
The God of Wealth Who Adds to Happiness and Multiplies Treasure
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
This print shows a center figure with three eyes and a red face. He is wearing a crown and sitting with a sword in hand. Four figures surround him, two on each side. They are dressed in robes and a headdress, each holding a different object such as a knife, staff, and plate. The foreground shows a smaller scene of farmers feeding horses.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Great King of Water, Grass and Horses
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
A central figure dressed in a robe and headdress stands grinning and holding his hands together. There is a table in front of him with ceramic pots and vases on it. There is a man and woman on each side of him, they are turned towards him, showing respect. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
True God of the Earth
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
A man in the center dressed in a robe and headdress is holding a staff and looking to the left. On the left of him is a man in holding a vase and a horse. On the right of him is another man, he is only wearing clothing covering his lower half. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
A God of Wealth: Immortal Official of Recurring Joy and Increasing Trade.
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
A figure with a pale face and pink cheeks is dressed in colorful and elaborate armor and headdress. He is holding a spear and faces left. The back ground is green filled with white clouds and flowers. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Military Door God (Pair with 1989/2.150)
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
The nude figures of four women, a man, a winged boy, and numerous putti stand in front of a curtained bed. The man stands near the center of the crowd and gasps, apparently in shock, as his jacket is pulled off by the young boy behind him. The woman seated on the bed beckons toward the man.
Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Mars and Venus Surrounded by Nymphs and Putti
1530 – 1540
Museum Purchase
This print shows three figures and an eagle. The bearded figure on the left is seated and holding a large staff, perhaps wearing a crown. The figure in the middle is nude and has his back to the viewer with his head in profile. The third figure on the right is a partially nude female and her body is facing the viewer. The eagle's wings extend out over the top of the image while its talons embrace the figure in the middle whose feet are off the ground. 
Lovis Corinth (German (culture or style))
Ganymede und der Adler
Museum Purchase