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Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Standing Hanuman, Upright figure of monkey God with hands in anjali position
1500 – 1699
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel
Two figures, Anjana and a bull are depicted centrally in the image. The background is very simple with some grass tufts and a pond near the very bottom of the images. Near the top of the image in the background there some trees and sky are visible.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Iconography Series: Brisha
1835 – 1845
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Hanuman is depicted with a human body and a monkey head.  He stands in an unbending posture of devotion with his hands held on his chest with the palms together in a gesture of prayer, namaskara.  He wears a lower garment that is decorated with belts and pendant loops and the cloth has formal decorative folds cascading down his sides. He wears a decorated belt and necklaces, bracelets and armlets, with shoulder loops, earrings, and a simple crown with a leaf shape at the top.  He wears a dagger at his waist and his tail curves up behind him making a loop top frame his head like a halo.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Hanuman, standing, in anjali mudra (part of a Rama shrine)
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel

Henri Salembier
Design for a Vertical Panel (1 of a set of 12)
Museum Purchase

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Netsuke of monkey head as Sambasô dancer with moveable tongue
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
A monkey climbs up a tree, grasping at the branches with his hands and feet. The image uses soft colors, and the monkey almost appears to be leaning or falling away from the tree. The top right corner appears gray. This is a pair with 1986/2.61.1.
Mori Sosen (Japanese (culture or style))
Monkey Climbing a Tree
1807 – 1821
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
&quot;Rosetsu uses the wisteria tree to frame the painting and to create two separate planes, the foreground and the background. While doing this, he does not paint a very prominent background, thus making the foreground landscape more important and the focal point of the painting...The sinewy shape of the wisteria dominates the painting. There appear to be two separate trunks rooted to a small sliver of land pictured at the left side of the image. These trunks merge into one stem, forming a curve that snugly holds the monkey&rsquo;s body. The branch continues upward, disappearing at one point until it reappears, winding around the right side of the painting. Rosetsu uses a dark ink to create the trunk and branches of the wisteria, and there does not appear to be any indication of shading or altering the color to appear lighter. This darkening is especially noticeable compared to the stark, white flowers at the top of the painting. Their stems are soft and wispy, as if they are floating in the air.&quot;<br /
Nagasawa Rosetsu
Monkey Seated on a Wisteria Branch
1770 – 1780
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Nephrite jade snuff bottle
1912 – 1949
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
Two monkeys are seen at the base of a waterfall. They are painted in soft shades of gray and sit among plants. The monkey on the right fidgets with its hands, while the other looks over its shoulder at the waterfall. This is a pair with 1986/2.61.2.
Mori Sosen (Japanese (culture or style))
Monkeys by a Waterfall
1807 – 1821
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Carved ivory ball with interlaced monkeys (okimono)
1900 – 1940
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
Hanuman stands on a tiered base, which starts square and sloped, then is square and straight up and then round sloped and ringed.  He has a human body and a monkey’s head.  He stands in an unbending stance with his hands in anjali mudra, held up to his chest with palms together in a prayer gesture.  He wears a diaphanous garment from the waist down with only the edged decorated and depicted with a series of belts and sashes hanging in front of it.  He wears a number of necklaces and armlets.  His face is very worn and far less realistic than the body with the large round eyes incised with eyebrows above and a large circle on his forehead. His mouth is a simple slit.  <br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
17th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel
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