21 UMMA Objects
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Cylindrical headdress with diamond-shaped multi-colored beadwork over a cloth base. The bottom rim has a pattern of red and blue triangles outlined on the edge with red. A fringe of blue beads hangs all the way around the bottom edge. There are two beadwork birds attached to the front of the headdress. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Oba's Beaded Crown
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Shoe with a leather sole attached to a cloth lining with metal tacks. The outside of the shoe is covered in multi-colored beadwork; the toe has a pattern of zig-zags in orange, black, and white while the sides and upper flaps have an interlacing pattern in cream, red, blue, and orange. The top of the shoe is bound with red cloth along the edge. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Oba's Slipper (One of a pair)
20th century
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon
This print depicts an oval frame that contains a frontal bust-length portrait of a man with his head in three-quarter profile against a black background. The man wears an elaborate and stiff lace cravat but most remarkable is his flowing head of long, curly hair, which is very finely rendered. The frame rests atop a sculptural base with a coat of arms decorated with three fleurs-de-lys.
Antoine Masson (French (culture or style))
Louis XIV, King of France
1679 – 1700
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This unfinished painted study depicts a crowd of figures gathered around three richly dressed men and a woman and child, who appear on a flight of stairs near the entrance to a large building decorated with classical columns and pilasters. An elderly bald man wearing a red cloak trimmed with ermine kneels with his head bowed at the top of the stairs before a kneeling woman who holds an infant in her right arm. Another man wearing a turban decorated with a large feather stands behind the kneeling man and holds a gold censer hanging from a chain in his left hand. A third richly dressed man stands at the bottom of the stairs with his back turned toward the viewer. A number of other figures crowd around this central group from the sides. A large ox sits in the right foreground with a donkey standing behind it.
Jan Erasmus Quellinus
Adoration of the Magi
1634 – 1715
Museum Purchase
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 seated king, at the left, holds the hand of a swooning woman who is supported by another woman. The supporting woman looks back at the king.
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Esther before Ahasuerus
1634 – 1644
Museum Purchase
Circular cushion with multi-colored beadwork. The top is decorated with a large yellow flower surrounded by smaller flowers and vines on a blue background. The edge is outlined with red beads and the date "1946". The sides are decorated with six alternating faces and yellow and red flowers. Three faces are green and red, while three are blue and yellow.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Beaded Foot Cushion
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Open-back shoes with leather soles attached to a cloth-lining with metal tacks. The beadwork on the upper part of the shoe is blue with a British style crown rendered in gold, silver, red, blue, yellow, and green beads. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Oba's Slippers
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A profile portrait of a man with a laurel wreath in his hair.
Artist Unknown
Study of Louis XV Bust for a Gold Medal (1767)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This is a photograph of a wooden sculpture from Huexotla, Mexico. The sculpture depicts a man with a crown of thorns.
Paul Strand (American (North American))
Christ with Thorns, Huexotla
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of Art