6 UMMA Objects
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Joseph Pennell
The Bridge at Hell Gate
1857 – 1926
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
A group of figures at the left stand in a vaulted space under a cross. They look towards the lower right of the composition where a man holding a standard with a cross on top is bending forward and offering his hand to an old bearded man in an arched doorway. Above the doorway are several fantastical figures with beaked or animal heads and arms with claws. Signed in the block "AD", lower right, recto.
Albrecht Dürer
Christ in Limbo (The Harrowing of Hell) from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
1509 – 1511
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson
In this image, a woman wields a whisk at something unseen to her right, raising her hand high in front of the white moon. Her hair is decorated with gold rods. She wears an elaborate robe, hemmed in blue and white, with demons and monsters running along the bottom. Other images on the robe include a seated woman strumming a <em>koto</em>, and a bull-faced demon holding a cauldron above flames with his feet. Enlightened beings float on clouds on the sleeves. Grasses poke out behind the woman, and an autumn vine decorates a red pillar to her left.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Publisher's seal: Ko, Shin'iseko (cut off); Censor's seal: Kiwame; Signature: Kuniyoshi
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Ikkyū's Tale of Hell: Segawa Kikunojō V as courtesan Jigoku-dayū
1828 – 1832
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
This small carved boxwood cross is divided on each face into five compartments containing Christian religious scenes. The cross is set in a stand decorated with mother-of-pearl and green glass-paste stones.
Sanctification cross with scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary and the Evangelists
1650 – 1800
Bequest of Baroness Matilda Ledyard von Ketteler

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Yao Ritual Scroll
1800 – 1966
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bass of Kabaco Tools, Inc.