12 UMMA Objects
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Dennis Kardon
Charlotte's Gaze
Museum Purchase
Balbir Sen of Mandi sits with his legs tucked under him against a purplish bolster on an oval orange carpet with a green border.  He wears a white garment with green borders and some jewelry:  a ring, bracelets, an armlet, necklaces, earrings and wears a green turban with a turban jewel across the front, surmounted by a black feathered aigrette.  A sword signifying his rank lies across his body.  He sits in strict profile with a heavy black beard and mustache.  The paper is plain and uncolored except around the figure, which is painted against a white wash taking the shape of the seated man and his setting.<br />Inscriptions in devanagari script are above the painting.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Portrait of Maharaja Balbir Sen of Mandi
1820 – 1830
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
This sketch depicts a man in profile, facing toward his right. He wears a turban and an elaborate collar. On the verso is pasted a small print of James Barry's painting "The Distribution of Premiums in the Society of Arts", originally part of a series "The Progress of Human Culture" painted between 1777 and 1784. The print is smaller and more simplified than the official print Barry made after his painting published in 1792, and probably came from a book. 
Untitled (Head of a Man Wearing a Turban)
1802 – 1825
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
This unfinished painted study depicts a crowd of figures gathered around three richly dressed men and a woman and child, who appear on a flight of stairs near the entrance to a large building decorated with classical columns and pilasters. An elderly bald man wearing a red cloak trimmed with ermine kneels with his head bowed at the top of the stairs before a kneeling woman who holds an infant in her right arm. Another man wearing a turban decorated with a large feather stands behind the kneeling man and holds a gold censer hanging from a chain in his left hand. A third richly dressed man stands at the bottom of the stairs with his back turned toward the viewer. A number of other figures crowd around this central group from the sides. A large ox sits in the right foreground with a donkey standing behind it.
Jan Erasmus Quellinus
Adoration of the Magi
1634 – 1715
Museum Purchase
Centered on the page in this print are two figures in identical dress. They have white undergarments with maroon tunics and kilts that are trimmed in blue, and capes, black on the interior, lined in orange, and a orange and blue motif on the back, as visible on the left figure. The tunics have white fish-shaped attachments at the bottom hem and on each, at the chest, is a symetrical floral motif. Their boots are back with maroon and orange detailing, and have a white spur on one of the two boots. Both figures' faces are covered and they wear tiered, cone-shaped hats. Each figure holds a unique item, on the right a white ball and on the left a pole with blue, orange and maroon streamers coming from a blue disk. 
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan)
Danza de los Moros
1937 – 1939
Museum Purchase
At the center of this densely detailed print stands a male figure, nude except for a loincloth, with his hands tied behind him to a column. He is encircled by a crowd of figures, including three men who beat him with whips, switches, and fists. A fourth figure leers at him grotesquely, while another sits on the ground with his feet against the column and pulls the ropes holding their victim. Another figure, wearing elaborate armor, kneels in the foreground as he prepares his switches. Onlookers, some wearing elaborate turbans and robes inspired by Turkish clothing, stand behind the torturers. A crown of thorns sits in the lower right corner and a small dog appears in the center foreground next to the artist&#39;s initials.
Albrecht Dürer
The Flagellation (Large Passion Series)
Museum Purchase

Dennis Kardon
Charlotte's Gaze
Museum Purchase

Giovanni Battista Pittoni
Hannibal Swearing an Oath Against the Romans (recto) A later drawing of a turban
17th century
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Head of a Man
17th century
Gift of Miss Katherine Read
A seated king, at the left, holds the hand of a swooning woman who is supported by another woman. The supporting woman looks back at the king.
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Esther before Ahasuerus
1634 – 1644
Museum Purchase

Randolph Bezzant Holmes
The Tribesman
1880 – 1890
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
A crowd of men, rendered as a dense mass of bodies and faces that bristles with pikes and spears, gather before a porch attached to an ornately decorated stone building. A bearded man, wearing rich dress and a turban leans over the balustrade of the porch toward the crowd with his arms outstretched and his hands open as he turns his head to look at the man standing beside him. This sorrowful figure wears only a crown of thorns and a long robe that is partly opened by the man standing behind him to reveal his lean body flecked with drops of sweat or blood.
Albrecht Dürer
Ecce Homo (Large Passion Series)
1498 – 1500
Museum Purchase