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Two vertical designs dominate the drawing. Natural forms such as vines and other vegetal forms create designs that are symmetrical and organized around a central vertical axis.
Étienne Delaune
Two Designs for Jewelry
1533 – 1566
Museum Purchase
As one of a pair of delicately carved, ivory statuette-pendants, this female figure stands upright, as opposed to her counterpart whose head and upper body lean slightly forward. Both, however, have a round head with a convex face; large, coffeebean-shaped eyes; a rectangular mouth with prominent lips; a cylindrical neck; and, a coiffure decorated on the back with a cruciform pattern. Additionally, both female figures clutch their breasts in their hands. The statuettes have been pierced through, allowing them to suspend from a string.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1845 – 1855
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
A silver cuff bracelet that has a pin lock to keep it closed.  The bracelet is decorated with silver beads.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Silver Cuff Bracelet
20th century
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
A silver cuff bracelet with braided carvings and green and yellow decorations.  A chain is attached to one side to keep it closed.
Silver Cuff Bracelet with Green and Yellow Decoration
20th century
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
A medallion necklace.  The medallion is round with eight pendants hanging off of it. The necklace is decorated with shades of orange, blue, green, and yellow.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Necklace with Round Medallion
20th century
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford

Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)
1900 – 1932
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner

1860 – 1900
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
A miniature sculpture of a the Tibetan yogin Milarepa as a rotund figure, seated in lalitasana (the posture of royal ease, with one knee drawn up and the other relaxed) on an antelope skin (the head of the antelope can be discerned just under the figure's left foot, as an incised design). The right hand is raised, cusping the right ear as though to better hear, while the left elbow rests on the left knee, and the right hand holds a nettle-shell bowl. Wrapped around his torso, from his right shoulder to his left knee, is a sash (sometimes referred to as a meditation belt), which allows him to keep his body upright during long hours of meditation. The base, cast in a single piece with the figure, is decorated with beading and a single band of lotus petals.
Yogi Milarepa (c. 1032–c. 1135)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
Pendant in the form of a human figure in a circular shape.
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
1915 – 1925
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Blue and white beaded necklace with darker blue bead and white tassle at bottom. Loose white bead from tassle. White tag attached.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Necklace
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
Beaded patch. Main section in small white beads with yellow rectangle in small beads and some green and blue stripes. Red beaded tassles on either end. Brown thread. Loose long thread coming off end.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Patch
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
Beaded necklace in lattice pattern. White beads on brown thread with three sections of green, black, and red beaded stripes. Long threads at end with four red beads on each. Threads are 18 inches long.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Necklace
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins