68 UMMA Objects
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Stone part of a chisel made of black pitted stone. It is oval in shape with curved edges and one end length is thicker than the other.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Chisel
7500 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.106
The flat part of an adze that is gray stone with black striations.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Adze
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.122
This prayer book consists of 20 pages written on the front and back in the Myanmar language. It is decorated in golds and reds with black text.
Artist Unknown
Burmese Prayer Book with Manuscript Pages (total of 20 pages)
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew
2012/1.280.1
A miniature stupa, cast of bronze in several parts, consisting of a bell-shaped base; an inverted cone-shaped tower, capped by an "umbrella" with pendant, fringe-like decoration, inlaid with semi-percious stone, surmounted by a lotus bud. Atop the whole structure is a half-moon and sun disk motif, supported by intertwined ribbons and culminating in another lotus bud.
Kadampa Stupa
13th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/1.386
Black lacquered case with two double-hinged doors that curve around the side and meet in the center. In the case are three small metal figures, two standing in the front and one seated in the back. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portable Shrine with Amitabha Buddha and Two Bodhisattva Attendants
1603 – 1868
Gift of Susan Yecies
2017/2.107
A 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a simple wooden stick) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. A small metal weight, attached to one one side of the drum with a cord, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist. The drum in his case is of hammered metal, with incised patterns of Buddhist auspicious symbols.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.423
An example of a 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a wooden stick, with simple incised line designs) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. Here the drum is elaboratedly decorated with rows of inset turquoise stones, as well as a row of Sanskit letters in bone.  A small weight of bone attached to one one side of the drum with a metal chain, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.424
This phallic representation of the god Shiva appears as a columnar head placed on a base with two rounded moldings on top of a series of square ones.  His neck is fully cylindrical and the face is modeled on that cylinder.  The eyes are wide open and a bow shaped eyebrow curves over them.  He has a flared nose and luxuriant moustache over a narrow but full lips and a short ball like chin.  A ‘U’ shaped element consisting of lines and a pearl motif probably represents his beard, perhaps held up in a tight net.  His forehead is decorated with three raise lines that go straight across and his crown is basically flat over his hear decorated with a bunch of peak forms in the center with a finial surmounting the whole.  His ears fan out almost like handles to a jar and are decorated with stylized arabesques.  A five-headed snake hood rises behind the head and has a rib down its center and scale motives incised towards the bottom an ‘S’ shapes t denote the cobra ‘eyes’ to each side.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Mukha-Linga
19th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.52A

Drum
1955 – 1965
Gift of Pat Edgecomb.
1987/2.63.1

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Symbol of Earth (Ts'ung)
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.115

Thai;Yao (Thailand)
Drum
1400 – 1799
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Yale Ginsburg
1984/1.261
This prayer book consists of 20 pages written on the front and back in the Myanmar language. It is decorated in golds and reds with black text.
Artist Unknown
Burmese Prayer Book with Manuscript Pages (total of 20 pages)
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew
2012/1.280.3
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