17 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Rubbing from the pagoda at Mt. Ch'i-hsia, Nanking
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
1991/2.28.5

Wenzel Olmütz (Moravian)
The Sea Monster
1493 – 1503
Museum Purchase
1970/1.184

Hans Fischer
Les monstres imaginaires
1909 – 1958
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kripke
1964/2.135
Two figures are seen riding through the water in the foreground; the woman is nude save for an elaborate headdress, the man holds a tortoise shell as a shield and has an antler-like object on his head and has a serpent-like body which supports the woman. Behind is a minutely described landsape with walled town, castle, and along the opposite bank o the water, nude females swimming and a man running in alarm to the water's edge.
Albrecht Dürer
The Sea Monster
1493 – 1503
Museum Purchase
1956/1.74
Geometrically patterned composition with bright saturated colors composed of a central female figure with mermaid’s tail and bright red mane of hair; skull-headed figure at left with guitar; two green monster-like figures in upper right quadrant; two black fish with blue eyes near center.
Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian)
The Snake Charmer
1907 – 1908
Gift of Herbert Barrows
2000/2.180

André Masson (French (culture or style))
Bestiaire. IV. Le Sang et la Race
1945
Museum Purchase
1956/1.38

Andrea Boscoli (Italian (culture or style))
Four Episodes in the Life of a Saint
16th century
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
1970/2.75
A powerfully muscled nude man sits astride a fearsome sea creature. He grasps an oar in his left hand and the beast's reins in his right, while a cloth billows out behind him. A variety of humanoid creatures frolic in the seascape in the background.
Hendrick Goltzius
Oceanus (from a Series of 6 Mythological Figures)
1589 – 1590
Museum Purchase
1960/2.36
This print shows a chaotic scene with a white skeleton in the center. In the upper left, there are a series of sea creatures, including a grey colored shark, pink colored squids and two octopuses in shades of orange. At the bottom of the print, the skeleton is surrounded by a large lizard, skulls, and other figures. A moon and stars are in the upper left corner. The print is signed (l.r.) "Underground Ann McCoy" and numbered "18/100" in red pencil.
Ann McCoy (American (North American))
The Underworld
1980
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Edward J. Mitchell
1981/2.176
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