24 UMMA Objects
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It is inlaid with mother-of-pearl designed with scenery and lacquered overall. <br />
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Writing Table
19th century
Gift of Professor George W. Nace

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Footed deep bowl
1615 – 1867
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
1615 – 1868
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
An elegant writing box, which originally came with a paperknife, a water-dropper, and a stone for grinding the ink. Black laquer with poetic motifs formed out of abalone shells, gold, silver and corroded lead.
Ogata Kōrin
Writing Box (Suzuri-bako)
1661 – 1716
Gift of the Baroness Maud Ledyard von Ketteler
A woman in kimono sits with her sleeve to her mouth. The kimono is decorated with fall leaves, and she sits behind lacquwe tea ware. Above her are crest-like decorations in blue, backgrounding the open pages of a book.
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Seated Woman
Gift of Barbara Harding Brown
A colored image depicting a woman lounging in her chambers. She wears a kimono of red and blue with an artistic stylized pattern. Outside is a cherry tree blooming and the woman's young attendant in a grey kimono.
Okumura Masanobu
Courtesan Relaxing with Attendant
1700 – 1749
A round three-tiered wooden box with black, red, and gold lacquer. It has geometric and animal designs.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Round Three-Tiered Box
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
Red cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle with decorations of buildings, people, and nature.&nbsp;
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Red cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle
1825 – 1900
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
Lacquer burgaute snuff bottle with the design of a&nbsp;willow tree hanging over a bridge with a child walking over it and a man dressed in robes waiting on the other side.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Lacquer burgaute snuff bottle
1850 – 1925
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
Lacquered wooden box with inlaid mother-of-pearl in double-dragon design. The heads of each dragon stretch diagonally inward from opposite corners of the box, with wide eyes and open mouths. Their bodies curve in and out of the top plane of the box, creating an opposing effect with symmetrical balance. The dragons reach forward towards a flaming orb in the center of the box, called a cintamani, or Buddhist wish-granting jewel. Among the dragons are swirling cloud designs made of inlaid nacre and copper wire.<br />
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The lid of the box completely covers the box from top to bottom. The box was used to store clothes. The design of the lid shows a pair of dragons arranged around <em>cintāmaṇi</em> at the center. The bottom edge of the lid is decorated with a row of dots. The dragons are rendered with mother-of-pearl. <em>Cintāmaṇi</em> in the middle of the lid is rendered with tortoiseshell. The row of dots was rendered alternately with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell. The outlines of the dragons&rsquo;
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Box with Double-Dragon Design
1895 – 1905
Gift of Linda Dresner Levy and Ed Levy, Jr.
The long rectangular box with detailed floral patterns in lacquer on a black background. Part of a bridal trousseau.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Covered oblong box
1800 – 1850
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A small cylindrial box with a rounded top. Gold lacquered floral patterns wrap around the entire surface, and a small geometric crest appears in gold on the top of the box. Part of a bridal trousseau.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Container with lid
1800 – 1850
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker