120 UMMA Objects
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Pieces of a gray stone ax or agricultural tool.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ax or agricultural tool
4995 BCE
Museum Purchase
1940.421
A flat gray stone in the shape of a wedge.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Wedge shaped flat stone
Museum Purchase
1940.420

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Shaped stone tool
4995 BCE
Museum Purchase
1940.422
Wedge-shaped stone tool that is chipped in places.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Wedge-shaped stone tool
4995 BCE
Museum Purchase
1940.423

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bead (1 of a set of 5)
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.98
A stone bead with carved line designs.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bead (1 of a set of 5)
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.97

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian (culture or style))
The Gothic Arch, from the 'Carceri'
1745 – 1755
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1992/1.123

Robert MacPherson
Statue by Holme Cardwell
1813 – 1875
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. W. Howard Bond
1983/2.181

Napoleon I as a Child
1800 – 1895
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.11

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bead (1 of a set of 5)
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.99

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ring (Huan)
9229 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.94
Ganesha is shown here seated on a double lotus throne, in a royal posture with the soles of his feet together. He has four arms, and holds two of his attributes in the rear pair: an ax and a rosary.  His trunk curls down across his rotund belly to reach for a bowl of sweets that rests in his left forward arm.  The cobra slung across his shoulder, now hard to make out because of the centuries of wear of the stone, indicates Ganesha's lineage as the son of the Shiva, in his aspect as the great ascetic. Almost 27 inches high, this sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha is carved of andesite, a volcanic stone common to the island of Java in Indonesia. Andesite is a soft stone and erodes easily, which is why the carving is no longer crisp.
Indonesian
Ganesha, seated on a double lotus throne
11th century
Museum Purchase
1957/2.56
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