23 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Yue (ceremonial axe)
8973 BCE
Gift of the Estate of Agnes E. Meyer
1971/2.103

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Adze
8973 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.105
An eight armed goddess sits astride a tiger with uplifted tail.  She carries a noose, punch dagger, shankha, and trident in her right hands and a bow, ring-like discus, arrow and shield in her left arms.  She wears a long garland of either large rudraksa or heads around her heck along with other necklaces and pendants.  She sits with legs pendant wearing a long skirt.  Behind the figure a Om symbol with the end of the letter twirled around it twice and the word Shri written in Devanagari script.  Below the figure a grid of letters forms a sacred diagram.  The lines forming the grid all end in trident forms.  Each square of the grid houses a different letter in nagari.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Durga Copper Plate
1800 – 1999
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1975/2.146
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

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

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Chisel
8477 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.107

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Chisel
9100 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.108
Oval board with circular design in the middle.
Papua New Guinean
Ancestor Board (gope)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric H. Marks
1972/2.401

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Hoe
9100 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.120

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Yue (ceremonial axe)
7700 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.121

Nzakara (Nzakara)
Knife
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.234
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