6 UMMA Objects
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Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Woman Combing Her Hair
Gift of Frederick J. Myerson
This print shows a woman with black curly hair from the shoulders up; the woman, dressed in black, has a decorative flower in her hair on the left side. She covers her mouth and nose with both of her hands. Her right hand rests horizontally across her face with her palm facing outwards. Her left hand rests on top of her right hand, forming a T shape. 
Man Ray (American (North American))
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
This almost photo-realist like print shows a long, thin braid of hair tied at either end. At the bottom of the print is the single word in all capital letters, "BRAID".
Jim Dine
Museum Purchase
This wood-carved fly-whisk bears a standing female figure whose narrow, cylindrical, and elongated torso doubles as its handle. Geometric and diamond shaped scarification patterns of leaden inlay, worn smooth due to extended use, decorate the head and body while her right arm extends to reach the top of her head; the left arm is missing. A patterned, red cotton wrap marks the transition zone between the figure's torso and the buffalo hair below. In effect, the buffalo hair visually acts as a grass skirt completing the above figure's body and dress.  
Dondo (Dondo)
Fly whisk
1795 – 1805
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
This zoomorphic Luba <em>nkisi mihake</em>, or “malevolent” power object, depicts a dog of a fierce and formidable character. Sculpted out of wood, the dog has been carefully covered in animal fur, creating a graphic mimetic effect. The dog’s tail stands nearly upright, signaling a commanding and attentive posture. Most striking, however, are the antelope horns, stuffed with medicinal substances, as well as the metal blades that have been affixed throughout the dog’s trunk and underbelly.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1925 – 1935
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Hair Scratcher
1915 – 1925
Gift of Marc Leo Felix