194 UMMA Objects
Sort by


Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bi disk
9794 BCE – 220 CE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.96
Elaborately carved staff with, from the top: a male figure wearing Western-style clothes, with painted eyes, eyebrows, mouth, moustache, hat and clothes, sitting on a simple stool, resting his hands on his knees; a U-shaped snake on one side and a mortar on the other; a pair of a male and a female figure on either side (the male is standing on one leg, bending the other at the knee to make a triangle); a dark black spherical form; a row of three turtles on one side and two salamanders and a frog on the other; and finally three outstretched snakes (painted yellow, brown and red, respectively), one of them eating a small frog.
Kongo (Kongo (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.42
This wooden staff has pieces of cloth wrapped on both extensions. One end depicts an abstract anthropomorphic face, while the other appears to function as a handle and is embellished with two strings of black and white beads and a loop of blue and white beads.
Kongo (Kongo (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.73
Apron in the form of fiber fringe attached to a woven loop at the top. Over the fiber is rectangular red and white beadwork with a pattern of triangles and small dots. 
Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.49
An apron in the form of a triangular piece of leather with geometric designs. The bottom of the leather is decorated with two rows of beads. At the top of the apron is a leather fringe with blue beads and two coins. 
Apron
1940 – 1999
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.54
Cache-sexe in the form of a triangular piece of corrugated metal attached to a thin band across the top. Tied to the band with string is a thick fiber belt. 
Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.57
Apron in the form of a metal chain fringe attached to two rectangular brass plates. The apron is attached to a belt of brass beads and pendants that resemble the heads of nails. 
Apron
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.62
Belt with brass beads and brass pendants. There are six sets of three nail-shaped pendants and two large curved pendants. 
Belt
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.72
Belt with blue beads and a central brass pendant in a crescent shape with incised grooves. 
Belt
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.79

Belt
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.82
Brass rod with a round loop at one end and a crotal bell at the other end. The loop has an incised geometric pattern and the bell has incised grooves and raised circles around the outside edge. 
Pendant
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.87
Round brass purse with loops around the outer edge. Attached to each loop is a string of brass beads and a crotal bell. The handle is composed of brass beads. The edge of the flap closure is decorated with concentric semi-circles. 
Purse
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.89
Loading…