29 UMMA Objects
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Gustave Doré
Rats peintres (alias rapins), from La ménagerie parisienne; #9 of album of 24. P
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

Manuel Carrillo
20th century
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Arnold M. Gilbert
A blue and white garden stool decorated with floral patterns. Square and oval pieces are cut from the sides.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Garden Stool
1830 – 1880
Gift of Miss C. Irene Hayner in memory of Adah V. Morris
A studio portrait of a young African American woman in 1920s apparel, including a short hairstyle, stockings, necklace, and dress. She stands with her left leg resting on a bench with her right arm akimbo.
James Van Der Zee (American (North American))
Museum Purchase

Jean Paul Slusser (American (North American))
1933 – 1943
Gift of Robert and Elizabeth Slusser, from the collection of Jean Paul Slusser
A poised, naturalistic male figure sits on a stool, holding an egg in his right hand, his left hand resting on his left knee. The head is round, almost egg-shaped with a high, sloping forehead rising from pronounced eyebrows. The eyes are almond-shaped, the nose long and slender, the mouth a small straignt line. The neck is long and ringed. The surface of the figure is smooth, carefully finished, golden brown in color, though worn or mottled in places. 
Osei Bonsu;Asante (Asante)
Display figure
1945 – 1955
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Stool (one of a pair w/ 2001/1.352)
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna
An entertainer, shown larger in scale than everyone and everything else in the image, sits in the center of the composition. Tied to the strings he holds in his hand are two monkeys and a goat. The monkeys sit atop poles, and are entertaining the people around. The women hold bell-like objects on strings. Are these meant to be placed on the goat's neck? A white square is shown below the entertainer--probably representing a mattress. The sun's rays are shown in organe on the horizon, outlining the semi-circular brown mound framing the scene taking place in the foreground. Vegetation and greenery are shown on the left and right.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Travelling entertainer
20th century
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
This  stool features an elegantly carved standing female caryatid supporting the seat. It exhibits the characteristic hallmarks of a Southern Hemba style, which in turn was strongly influenced by the neighboring Luba. These traits include the broad, rounded forms of the sculpture, the disproportionately large head, the ovoid face with a subdued expression, a wide convex forehead, the brow ridge defined in relief, half-closed eyes, the elongated nose, the narrow mouth with clenched lips, the protruding abdomen with a pointed umbilicus, scarification patterns on the torso, and a multitude of sculpted bracelets upon both wrists.  Also emblematic of Southern Hemba sculptural forms is the elaborate pulled-back chignon hairstyle (<em>kibanda</em>), which forms a cruciform motif in the rear.  The figure also possesses conical breasts, short squat legs, and flat feet. The tips of the figure’s fingers symbolically carry the circular seat.
Hemba (Hemba (culture or style))
Chief's Stool
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Eugène Devéria
Portrait of Henri Herz
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

Pierre Bonnard (French (culture or style))
Female Nude (Weiblicher Akt bei der Toilette)
1867 – 1947
Museum Purchase
Two women on a settee dressed in elegant 19th century attire, one holding a fan and the other a parasol, while another richly clad woman leans in close beside them, in a lavishly decorated interior setting with ornately carved gilded walls, a large mirror above the settee, inlaid marble floor, and large vases to either side of the settee. In the center of the room is a sculpture of the Medici Venus on a pedestal with her back to the viewer, her reflection evident in the mirror. Between the base of the sculpture and the viewer is an elaborately carved gilt stool covered with rich red fabric. Beside the sculpture, another woman holding a book walks towards the cluster of women.
Pier Celestino Gilardi
A Visit to the Gallery
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis