49 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Miniature altar: Standing Buddha in abhaya-vara mudra, flanked by 2 bodhisattvas
500 – 532
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
A naturalistic rendering of a human face. Eyes carved in relief are convex and almond-shaped with narrow slits and are placed in round, concave eye sockets. Nose is slender at the bridge and rounded at the tip. The horizontal mouth is partially opened. Half rounded ears display metal loops, one includes a tag with the number 039641-HAV(?). The "hair" is attached with a cloth headband, covered in snakeskin, placed high on the forehead and is made from clay and red tukula powder. The face shows striated, scarifcation patters underneath and to the sides of the eyes; the forehead shows is a chingelyengelye cross motif. The patina is smooth and redish brown in color.
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Pwo Mask
1885 – 1895
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
Thin, double-side, H-shaped bronze sculpture. Each side is made up of a collection of rough rectangle shapes overlapping and butting up against one another. Two rectangle-shaped openings penetrate the piece.
Robert Adams (British (modern))
Rectangular Bronze Form No. 2
1948 – 1958
Museum Purchase

Suku (Suku)
Ceremonial Cup
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase
A delicately detailed sculpture featuring a circular base and sharply angled platform supporting a clover-shaped display with a cradle-like centerpiece. On top of this structure rests another smaller clover-shaped design attached separately by its ringed base.
11th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This ceramic sculpture has a base comprised of four rectangular pieces that create a box, topped with three perpendicularly-placed rectangles. It is topped with four curved segments. The sculpture is signed "Piepenburg" in the clay.
Robert Piepenburg (American (North American))
Gift of the artist

Papua New Guinean
Food Bowl
1950 – 1960
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon
Terracotta pipe bowl in a cylindrical shape. The body of the bowl is covered with 'spider-motif' decorations knobs. Another smaller, cylindrical projection—where the pipe stem would attach—is undecorated. 
Pipe Bowl
1900 – 1950
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A wood carving of a woman holding an apple over her head.
Andre Dimanche
Eve with Apple
20th century
Gift of Dr. James L. Curtis
A tabletop sculpture of a large structure and a man at the corner. The man is nude from the chest to his legs but his face and feet are wrapped in cloth. The whole sculpture is painted with red, black-brown and gold, with strong and visible brush marks. The artists's signature is chiseled into the two corner of the sculpture with the date "S di Giusti / 80".
Sergio De Giusti (Italian (culture or style))
Polychrome Metope
Gift of H. David Zucca

Tom Wesselmann
Study for Cunt (with Hair and Lips)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Gods of Harmony
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund