31 UMMA Objects
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Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
7th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1986/1.168
Photograph represents the peaked upper-most portion of a house at sunset. The sky casts red, orange, purple and blue colors against the building. The house has many windows and a skylight.
Joel Meyerowitz (American (North American))
House, Last Light
1991
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2012/2.122
This curved tile has small circles lining the edge of the two long, curved edges, and two shorter straight edges without special border decoration. The face of the tile is decorated with vegetal arabesque motif.<br />
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This gray-white, low-fired earthenware concave eave-end roof tile features a scroll design. Although each motif on the front decorative surface of the tile is different, the scroll design demonstrates some degree of left-right symmetry. Traces of a parallel pattern made by a paddle four centimeters wide are visible on the flat surface of the tile. Traces of trimming and smoothing with water are also visible on the sides and joints.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 40]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Untitled
676 – 935
On loan from the YooGeum Museum, Seoul, Korea
LTL2009.7.11
Blue glazed roof tile from the Temple of Heaven, Beijing. It has five rising vertical swirls and a thick base.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Blue glazed roof tile from the Temple of Heaven, Beijing
1650 – 1799
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.5
It is decorated with the seedpod of the lotus medallion. The pod contains seven seeds, one seed in the middle surrounded by six peripheral ones(1+6 seed pattern)<br />
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This high-fired convex eave-end roof tile with a lotus design has a dark gray surface and a gray core. It is made from clay mixed with numerous stone particles. The surface texture of the tile is extremely rough and its design crudely rendered.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 41]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof end tile with molded star-shaped lotus pattern
15th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.195

George Richmond
Puttenham - Landscape with Thatched Roof Cottage
1866
Museum Purchase
1976/2.136
This lotus medallion design on this round tile-end consists of eight petals. The outer rim is decorated with eighteen round dents. The seedpod contains six peripheral seeds.<br />
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This gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile features a single-tier lotus design. It is made from fine clay mixed with a small amount of sand and is robust in appearance. The central ovary and petals of the lotus stand out in relief. The rim displays a &ldquo;pearl-dot&rdquo; (<em>yeonju</em> ) motif depicted in intaglio.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.36]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.197
This is an example of a lotus medallion with a double layer of petal. Two rows of eight petals each are arranged around a double-ring seedpod. The outer ring of the seedpod has no design. The inner ring of the seedpod contains a central seed surrounded by six peripheral seeds (1+6 seed pattern). The outer rim is embellished with a bead pattern.<br />
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This gray-white, high-fired earthenware concave eave-end roof tile with an eight-petal lotus design was made from fine clay mixed with a small amount of sand. The reverse side shows signs of having been joined to a flat tile, while traces of trimming and smoothing with water are also visible. The round ovary is circumscribed by double lines and contains seven seeds: one in the center surrounded by six more.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.37]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.198
An ink drawing of a thatched roof and chimney.  There are four windows, three to the front of the house and one on the side next to the chimney.  At both ends of the roof are two wheathervanes, identified as being from the 17th century.
Emile Bernard
Tonnerre, Rue de l'hopital, Roof with Seventeenth-Century Weathervanes
1903 – 1941
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
2009/1.530
The decoration of this tile-end consists of lotus medallion with eight petals in the center surrounded by eight heart-shaped bosanghwa(Buddhist floral pattern) just inside the rim. The rim is decorated with a chain of beads.<br />
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This yellowish gray, high-fired earthenware convex eaveend roof tile features an eight-petal lotus floral medallion design. It is made from fine clay and robust in appearance. The tile features a central two-tier, eight-petal lotus design, surrounded by a palmette (or bosanghwa ) design, consisting of eight heart-shaped petals, in low relief.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 40]</p>
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.202

Sir Francis Seymour Haden
Horsley's Roof
1818 – 1910
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke
1949/1.63
A black and white lithograph print of a face of a house.  The top portion shows the texture of a vertically-oriented ridged roof.  Just underneath are rectangular window openings with slightly-opened blinds to reveal a light source from within.  Under each rectangle are two tall columns, also window openings, each with varying degrees of open blinds to reveal different levels of light from inside the structure.
Emilio Sanchez
Persianas, St. Martin
1968
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
2011/2.93
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