4 UMMA Objects
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Effim Sherman
Mother Leopard
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Allegorical Scene
1675 – 1725
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
This painting shows a scene set in a courtyard with high white walls that is open to the sky. Beyond the wall there is flowering vegetation, tall trees and a tower with a balustrade with keyhole shaped openings. There are two clay pots resting on top of the wall and an oriental style carpet hanging over one side. Within this courtyard, there are three women who are looking at two small leopards that wear metal chains and stand in a keyhole shaped opening of the far right wall. The women, grouped together on the far left side, are wearing 19th century Moroccan dress, including richly embroidered, garments, headscarves and shoes. There is bright sunlight streaming into the room which creates shadows on the walls and floor.
Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant
Courtyard in the Sultan's Palace
1872 – 1902
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
This bronze sculpture represents a leopard. On a rocky outcrop, the animal is in a crouching position with its mouth slightly open. Its tail curls down by its hind leg, next to which the work is signed, inscribed in the clay model, "Edward S. Kemeys."
Edward Kemeys (American (North American))
Snarling Leopard
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker