11 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Amitabha (Ch. Amitofou) rescues sailors at sea
19th century
Gift of Robert and Frances Wagner
This lithograph depicts two highly abstracted and intertwined standing figures delineated in white outline against a black background. Fishtail-like forms emerge out of the figures. There is Greek lettering inscribed next to the top of the figure on the left and the letters HPA inscribed next to the top of the figure on the right. <br />
Artist Unknown
Figures with Greek Inscription
20th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Buddha, seated, with mandorla and dais; inscription
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Painting of a standing male figure facing forward and holding a walking stick, against a blank background surrounded by an inscription, two artist’s seals, seven colophons and accompanying seals of contemporary scholars and artists. <br />
Zeng Jing (Tseng Ching)
Portrait of Pan Qintai
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
An illustration of the bodhisattva Jokaishō, the divine figure is seated on a lotus blossom venerating a reliquary. The figure sits cross-legged on a red lotus blossom, while beneath the figure is a blue sutra box on a green and yellow lotus. The image is depicted with largely even "iron-wire" lines typical of Heian period Buddhist painting. 
Takuma Tametō
Bodhisattva (Jokaisho Bosatsu): esoteric Buddhist iconographic drawing
1133 – 1166
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
"A Persian inscription is incised into the broad band of lustre decorating the vessel's rim. The main element in the decoration is a loosely drawn eight-pointed star from which a further series of eight- and sixteen-pointed stars are generated; beyond them are registers filled with medallions and cartouches. This structure, unusual in ceramic decor, is reminiscent of that found on metalwork vessels of this same period from Iran."<br />
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with radial design and inscribed rim
1200 – 1232
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Seong Moy
Inscription of T'Chao Pac #II
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol
This elaborate sword has a short main shaft that splits at its end into two opposite directions, forming two blades that curve slightly downward. In the middle of the shaft are two small stems that curve upward with leaf-life formations at their tips. The handle is ivory. On one side of the blade is the following inscription: FOROVRO. On the other side is: ODRUFA
Mangbetu (Mangbetu)
Double Sickle Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
The upper surface of this vessel features a circle with the Chinese character &quot;je (祭: ancestral rite)&quot; rendered inside in cobalt blue pigment. The tray features blemishes, while the rims show traces of use. The foot retains traces of coarse sand supports stuck to it during firing. This type of ritual vessel has been excavated from the upper sediment layers of waste deposits of kilns in front of what is now Bunwon-ri Elementary School in Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. Such vessels are presumed to have been produced immediately before the Bunwon-ri kiln cloised down and to have been widely supplied to the general public.&nbsp;<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.196]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Blue-and-white Ritual Dish with Inscription "Je (祭)"
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
A mountain landscape with temple architecture and trees.
Gao Cen (Chinese (culture or style))
Buddha's Footprint at Zhutang Temple, from the album, Twelve Views of Jinling (Nanjing) (one of pair of albums)
1667 – 1799
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter