31 UMMA Objects
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Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Kesa (monk's surplice) Fragment
17th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Spurr

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Standing figure of a monk, in anjalî mudrâ
7th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
There is a warrior monk in the middle of the page holding black armor above his head, getting ready to toss it. There are a couple lines of writing above his head and a signature and two seals in the bottom right corner of the hanging scroll.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ôtsu-e: Warrior Monk of Mii Temple Tossing Armor
1950 – 1989
Gift of Rudolf and Mary Arnheim
The horizontal folio from a Kalpasutra manuscript consists of seven lines of text to the left and center broken by a squarish gold symbol framed in a red line and cusped blue lines. Gold diamond shapes framed in red are at the sides, with a vertical red line between the one on the left and the text. Between the text and the right diamond shape there is a painting consisting of three registers of figures against a red ground. The top row depicts three laymen wearing crowns, the middle two monks and a nun and the bottom row three nuns.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Kalpasutra manuscript page: Monks and Devotees
1400 – 1450
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund

Monk (attendant figure at a Buddhist altar)
1800 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Margaret E. Tracy
There is a Buddhist Monk begging with a red bowl in hand. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Buddhist Monk with begging bowl
18th century
Gift of Mr. William Muschenheim
This hanging scroll shows a monk seated cross-legged on a lotus pedestal with his head and shoulders surrounded by a white halo. He is dressed in black robes, with a white, geometrically patterened kesa. He holds a Buddhist rosary in both hands, and looks downwards into the distance. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portrait of a Monk (Hônen?): Pilgrimage Souvenir from Hôshôji, Kodairao ?) Village, Wakayama Prefecture
19th century
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Kneeling statue of Buddhist monk devotee Mogallana or Shariputra on a pedestal with round face, hair in tight curls, elongated ears, and hands placed together in mediatation.  The pedestal is decorated with lotus petals, and the devotee wears an intricate, close-fitting robe.
Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)
1800 – 1932
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
Eight worshippers sit to the right of a sky-clad (nude) Jina and monk. They each raise beads in their hands. Below them a struggle is depicted. Two men in shorts wrestle, while a snake, tiger, and elephant rera up beside a fire.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Sirohi School
Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina venerated by a community of laymen
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
Gilt bronze statue of monk with a begging bowl over his shoulder. This is Phra Malai, who achieved extraordinary powers through his accumulated merit and was able to visit numerous hells and heavens and then travel back to report on what he had seen.  Phrai Malai has elongated ears and stands on a wooden base wearing a detailed robe.
Phra Malai (The Monk)
1800 – 1932
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Buddhist Surplice
Gift of Ulrich and Sarah Straus, in memory of H. Alexander Straus

Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
An imaginary portrait of the Tibetan monk and scholar Go Lotsawa (1392–1481)
1700 – 1899
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection