25 UMMA Objects
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Two men standing at a waterfall, surrounded by foliage.
Gaetano Cottafavi
Grotto volgarmente detta di Nettuno a Tivoli
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
It is a round, openwork iron tsuba, in the design of three interconnected irises. The two holes are plugged with gold.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with iris design
1775 – 1785
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
A jasper snuff bottle with two bulges on the body decorated with red leaves.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Jasper snuff bottle
1912 – 1949
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan

Netsuke of mouse and chestnut on leaves
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by a gift of Mrs. Ruth Sinsheimer and others, in memory of Joseph E. Sinsheimer, Professor of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Toxicology, The University of Michigan
Four men meet outdoors. The leftmost man lights a cigarette for the shorter man next to him.
Dmitri Baltermants (Russian (culture or style))
Hou Chi Minh with Cigarette and Large Leaf, Meeting with Voroshilov, Vietnam
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
A wooden frame in gold color decorated with gold leaf pattern.
Artist Unknown
Gold Leaf Frame
1850 – 1950
Gift of George J. Valenta, class of 1955 LSA
Yellow form centered on a white background; the form is in the shape of a leaf.
Hans (Jean) Arp (French (culture or style))
The Elements: Leaf transformed into a torso
1924 – 1966
Museum Purchase

Carlos Lopez
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Gerome Kamrowski
This photograph shows a view of a garden composed of various palm trees and plants. A young man sits on a bench to the right.
Giorgio Sommer (Italian (culture or style))
Palermo, Orto Botanico, Viale delle Palme
1866 – 1891
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
There is a single branch that rises from the bottom of the painting and that ends at the top of the painting. There are smaller twigs that jut out from the main branch and that each have vibrant red-orange maple leaves growing from them. There are signatures and seals in the bottom left corner of the painting.
Nishiyama Kan'ei
Maple Leaves
1850 – 1899
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Ronald F. Fleming
Hidden Garden (or Suspended Redwood Flora)
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
This incense burner is composed of two equal halves. It opens to be used for incense storage, and takes the shape of a ginko leaf. The glaze gives the piece a red color.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Incense Container in the Shape of a Ginko Leaf
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist