61 UMMA Objects
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Guro (Guro)
1900 – 1983
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt

Anthony Gross (British (modern))
Study of the Sea
Museum Purchase

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
1915 – 1925
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Belt ornament in the shape of a shell
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Ibibio (Ibibio)
Illness Mask
Gift of the Honerable Jack Faxon in memory of Pauline Faxon

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Set of Kaiawase (Shell Game)
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies
An apron made from multi-colored beadwork, primarily red, white, green, blue, and pink beads in a diamond pattern. The bottom edge of the apron is decorated with a fringe of cowrie shells. 
Beaded Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A table with painted metal legs and frame. The top is covered in shells, some gold-painted. A glass top covers the surface of the table.
Michele Oka Doner (American (North American))
Autobiographical Table II
1975 – 1985
Bequest of Gertrude Kasle

Daniel Marot
Section of a Plasterwork Ceiling
1663 – 1752
Museum Purchase
Vishnu stands with his legs apart holding his four attributes in his hands.  Reading in clockwise direction from his right front hand he holds:  his club, discus, conch and lotus, here a rather flat object cupped in his palm.  His back two arms are extremely short. The figure is encircled with a decorated arch with a line of beads and triangular shaped openings around them.  A stylized sun and moon are to either side of Vishnu’s head.  He wears a variety of simple, lumpy jewelry at his feet are a horse to his right and a bull or cow to his left and between them are three rings lying flat on the base.  At the front of the base are seven stylized horses, identifying this as a combination figure: Vishnu and the sun god Surya, whose chariot is pulled by seven horses.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Four-armed Vishnu
1700 – 1899
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.

Senufo (Senufo (culture or style))
Dance cap
1915 – 1925
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Shoulder Pendant
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase