14 UMMA Objects
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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
A Baltic amber snuff bottle with with wide shoulders and thins towards the bottom. On the top of the snuff bottle is a moonstone stopper sit in a horn collar.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Baltic amber snuff bottle
1880 – 1940
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan

Senufo (Senufo (culture or style))
Korhogo Ceremonial Headpiece with Horns
1900 – 1983
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt
This woodblock print is a portrait of a man with his hands clasped below his chin. Two horns protrude from his forhead, a sword is angled across his body, showing the hilt. The print is signed (l.c.) "7 Pepe Ortega" in pencil.
José Ortega (Spanish (culture or style))
El rey godo
1952 – 1953
Museum Purchase
A yellow circular glass snuff bottle with ridges on the sides. On the top is an agate stopper in a horn collar.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Glass snuff bottle
1900 – 1940
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
A rhinoceros horn snuff bottle in the shape of a man with his arms open.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Rhinoceros horn carving snuff bottle
1780 – 1880
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan

1845 – 1855
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
Carved wooden human figure attached to an animal's horn. A plug or mushroom shaped projection extends from the human figure's head.
Yaka (Yaka (Kwango-Kwilu region style))
Power figure (nkisi)
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Animal horn engraved with the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, in which a crowned lion and a chained unicorn supporting a shield stand above a banner with the motto “dieu et mon droit” (which directly translated from French means “God and my right” referring to the monarch’s divine right to govern which has been used as the motto of the British monarch since it was adopted by Henry V (1413-1422)).  The shield consists of four quadrants: the first quadrant contains four lions, the second contains three fleurs de lis, the third contains a mermaid and a harp, the fourth contains three lions and a stag or dog-like animal.  Surrounding the shield is a belt or garter upon which is emblazoned “Honi soit qui mal y pense” which means “evil unto they who think evil,” the motto of the Order of the Knights of the Garter, an ancient exclusive British order consisting of 25 members who were selected by the king of England. Near the base, the horn is engraved with a cityscape of Philadelphia from the harbor with nu
Artist Unknown
Engraved Powder Horn
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
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
This stoneware figure of an zoomorphic form is sitting on all fours with hooved legs, a lion face, two red horns on its head, and spikes extending down the back. This figure has traces of red and black paint.&nbsp;
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Guardian Figure (One of a pair)
581 – 907
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur (AM '61, PhD '72)
A porcelain white cylindrical shaped snuff bottle. Painted on the front is a design of a red and orange Demon Queller. On the top is a ivory or horn stopper with a brass collar.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Snuff bottle with painted design of Zhong Gui, the Demon Queller
1900 – 1940
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan