14 UMMA Objects
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M.C. Escher
Ravello: Turella
Gift of Hugh and Margaret Cooper

1700 – 1899
Gift of the Estate of Mary Chase Stratton

Mario Prassinos
(Lianes) Creepers
1916 – 1960
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror, Lion-and-Grape type
618 – 907
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian (culture or style))
Views of Rome. 79. Entrance Door to Part of the Villa Called the 'Sette Bassi' o
Gift of Miss Anna M. Barnard
Five or more of the lions against a background and grape leaves.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror, Lion-and-Grape type
618 – 907
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection
This small, flat metal piece has a circular shape and an openwork design. It has a triangular shaped sword hole in the center, flanked by two other holes, which are filled with shakudô (copper-gold alloy). The sword hole is mended with gold. Three crests, consisting of pawlownia leaves and flowers, are interconnected with vines. There are some abrasions on the center oval shape around the sword hole. The surface is slightly textured by minute stippling. The outer rim is slightly elevated from the inner design. This openwork carving technique is called "marubori" (round carving).
Kinai School
Tsuba (sword guard) with design of three pawlownia crests and vines
1745 – 1755
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
The circular, smaller white porcelain plate has a design of gourds, flowers, vines and leaves around the rim. The gourds are outlined with blue underglaze and colored with yellow overglaze. Blue underglaze and transparent green overglaze are used for the leaves. The flowers and vines are drawn with red. The red enamel is worn off from some of the tendrils, a characteristic of 18th century Nabeshima. The reverse side has four clustered jewel or treasure motifs with four bows and streamers repeated three times. On the shallow foot, bold lines are drawn in a row like a comb. The design on the back is all drawn with blue underglaze. (Referencce: Becker, Sister Johanna. “A Group of Nabeshima Porcelain.")
Artist Unknown, Nabeshima ware, Japan
Plate with gourd and vine design (one of five with 1964/1.100 and 102-104)
1700 – 1732
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Artist Unknown
Satin Brocade
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A dark passageway through a building reveals a distant view of figures on both sides of a canal. In the foreground, the building is sketched in to show a vine growing up and over the passageway at the left, and an arched window at the right side; above the passage on the second floor two figures are seen silhouetted in an open window.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Doorway and Vine, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
View of the main mansion of the Greenwood Plantation in Louisiana.
Walker Evans (American (North American))
Greenwood Plantation, Louisana
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily

Paul Delvaux
Les Amours du poète (The Loves of the Poet)
1935 – 1945
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family