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A small glazed porcelain piece resembling a cake stand. The base of the mold is wide, round and vertical rather than tapered. The top is detailed with a carved pattern that would imprint the rice cake being molded on it.<br />
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Rice cake stamps are used to impress designs upon rice cakes. They are generally made of wood or ceramic. Ceramic rice cake stamps normally come in the form of round stamps and consist of a patterned surface and a handle. Patterns, carved or raised, on the stamp vary from geometric lines to auspicious designs that wish for prosperity and longevity. Their small size makes them highly portable, while their simple yet contemporary designs have mad them popular among collectors. The University of Michigan Museum of Art collection includes nine white porcelain rice cake stamps. Some are gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Hasenkamp, and others are gifts from Ok Ja Chang and the Chang family.<br />
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This rice cake stamp features a geometric line design. Its walls are thick and heavy. The
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Rice Cake Mold
1850 – 1899
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.84
A brass pin with a rounded, diamond shaped head and a long pointed needle on the bottom.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Pin
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.175
Gold-weight in the shape of smooth rod attached to a rounded top with a triangular piece protruding outwards.
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.131
The scene depicts a group of figures marching in the foreground from the left to the right of the composition. A thin sliver of land can be seen in the background. A man in the center carries a scythe over his shoulder. A woman in the center right carries a child on her back.
Käthe Kollwitz (German (culture, style, period))
The Weavers Cycle: March of the Weavers (from a set of 6 prints)
1897
Museum Purchase
1956/1.21
A large man with both arms raised, holding an ax over his head, is standing on a large log that is already partially split.
Raymond Creekmore
Axman
1930 – 1940
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project
1935.3
This small sculpture consists of a black rectangular base with spools on it, all spray painted black. A red wooden pole is sticking out of the center of the base and is holding up a thin red platform, with additional spools and a bright red ball on top. Multiple rubber belts are threaded among the spools on both the red and black elements.
Gordon Newton (American (North American))
Model No. 30183
1984
Gift of H. David Zucca
2013/2.302

Prestige Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.51
Axe with wooden handle. The bottom of the handle is cylindrical with a small disc-shaped grip at the end, while the upper portion of the handle is composed of two figures on top of one another. They face opposing directions; the lower figure appears to be holding a knife while the other figure may be holding a musical instrument to its mouth. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ceremonial Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.53
Gold-weight in the shape of a standing human figure holding a curved tool against a large, round object, sitting on a flat, square base.
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1965 – 1975
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.128

Marka (Marka)
Pestle, of Mortar and Pestle
1915 – 1925
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval Archaeology, Cummer Collection
1983/1.353.2
This photograph depicts a view of the construction site of a large building. There are piles of materials, two towering cranes and a view of other buildings in the background.
Garry Winogrand (American (North American))
Toronto
1969
Gift of Stanley T. Lesser, A.B. 1951, J.D. 1953
1981/2.65.10
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