6 UMMA Objects
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jade pendent with zoomorphic design, with abstract representation of animal form, possibly a bird. Notchs on the edge and worn relief carvings on the surface indicate that the pendant was probably recarved from a broken jade object from an earlier era.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Zoomorphic pendant
8700 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
It looks like a rescent, animal&#39;s tooth or fetus. There is a hole and some carved line on the head part.<br />
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This is a comma-shaped bead made from dark green jade. Such crescent moon-shaped beads, referred to as<em> gogok</em>, were used to decorate golden crowns, clothing, and belts. This example, which was attached to other ornaments via the hole in its head, is typical of comma-shaped beads of the Three Kingdoms period. Three parallel lines are incised across the hole, from which four more incised lines radiate upwards.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.33]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Comma-shaped Pendant
400 – 599
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This jade disc has a circular hole in the center, and is carved in a way that the jade appears to be turning around this central point, almost in the shape of a hurricane symbol if it were to have three prongs.  On each of the three prongs are three evenly spaced raised bumps.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bi Disc with notches
8500 BCE
Gift of Agnes S.Chan
Carved jade one point hairpin.  Carving is at the head of the pin and extends half-way down the body in the shape of what might be a dragon.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Carved Hairpin
1368 – 1644
Gift of Agnes S.Chan
Jade carved horizontally in the shape of a pig.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
9794 BCE – 220 CE
Gift of Agnes S.Chan
A bluish-green nephrite jade snuff bottle in the shape of an elephant with its head positioned to the side. On the back of the elephant are two openings with gold rims and oval coral stoppers. &nbsp;Carved on the sides of the elephant are &nbsp;circles that show the creases on the elephants body.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Nephrite jade snuff bottle in the shape of an elephant
1875 – 1925
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan