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A miniature sculpture of a the Tibetan yogin Milarepa as a rotund figure, seated in lalitasana (the posture of royal ease, with one knee drawn up and the other relaxed) on an antelope skin (the head of the antelope can be discerned just under the figure's left foot, as an incised design). The right hand is raised, cusping the right ear as though to better hear, while the left elbow rests on the left knee, and the right hand holds a nettle-shell bowl. Wrapped around his torso, from his right shoulder to his left knee, is a sash (sometimes referred to as a meditation belt), which allows him to keep his body upright during long hours of meditation. The base, cast in a single piece with the figure, is decorated with beading and a single band of lotus petals.
Yogi Milarepa (c. 1032–c. 1135)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
A roughly teardrop-shaped sculpture of shiny cast aluminum. Within the basic organic shape are several curls and a shape that appears to be a woman or perhaps a fetus. The sculpture sits atop a tall wooden base composed of a stack of fat disc shapes.
David Smith
Growing Forms
Bequest of Charles E. Palmer in honor of Jean Paul Slusser
This bronze sculpture depicts a female figure kneeling, bending forward with her arms outstretched. She grasps a long piece of cloth that is stretched on the ground in front of her, as she looks directly at the cloth with intent. The woman is wearing a long skirt, which covers her legs and feet and swirls around her on the ground. Her blouse has flowing sleeves that end at the elbows, leaving her forearms bare. Her hair is pulled back and gathered into a knot. The bronze has a dark green patina and the surface of the statue is smooth and polished.
Aristide Maillol (French (culture or style))
The Laundress
Museum Purchase
A head of a man with an object in his mouth, possibly fruit? There is only the head present, no longer attached to a neck. The man has very dramatic slanted eyes and short hair. His mouth is open slightly to make room for the fruit that appears to have a box-like design on it.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Head of a male figure eating fruit
5th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
A small polished bronze sculpture of a biomorphic form rising gracefully from a small base. Where it contacts the base, the form stands on two leg-like structures. The form rises from there, narrows, then opens up into a wider, more oblong shape at the top.
Hans (Jean) Arp (French (culture or style))
Little Torso No. 5 (Torse)
1930 – 1957
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
Bust-length figure of a woman with head turned proper left, down-turned eyelids and crescent moon atop head; executed in bronze with a rich, dark patina on a brownish stone base.<br />
Jean-Alexandre-Joseph Falguière
Bust of Diana
1877 – 1887
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Mopper
A hollow cast bronze sculpture of the Buddha, including a lotus base. The bronze has a dark, shiny patina over most of its surface. <br />The Buddha sits with his legs crossed in the padmasana pose; his right hand reaches down, palm inwards, to touch the earth, in an elegant gesture with just the tip of his third finger making contact, while his right hand rests in his lap. His torso is tall and erect. His dhoti (a skirt-like garment) is tied high on his torso, while his outer robe covers his left shoulder completely and just brushes against his right shoulder. His face is shaped like a tall and narrow "U," with wide, gently arching brows, downcast eyes under swelling lids, a long and high nose, and full, cupid's-bow lips. The urna, an auspicious mark on his forehead, is indicated here by a small bump with an incised outline. His hair is arranged in rows of snail-shell curls, which are repeated in a larger size on his ushnisha, culminating in a lotus bud.<br />The upward-pointing lotus petals on the dais are
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand

Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Katanga Cross Currency
1920 – 1930
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
A bronze sculpture of an abstracted male figure in motion. His knees are bent to the right and his arms are tucked along his torso. The strong diagonal lines make him appear to be propelling in movement with great force. Juxtaposing the dark wooden base, there is light patina in the mostly bright bronze.
Mino Rosso (Italian (culture or style))
Uomo in movimento
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Winston
This abstract bronze sculpture on a stone base has a series of undulating flat surfaces with cut outs. With a clear frontality, the back of the sculpture has a more rustic patina.&nbsp;
Mirko (Italian (culture or style))
La Grande Maschera
Gift of Scott Hodes and Maria Bechily-Hodes

Antoine-Louis Barye (French (culture or style))
Cow and Bull
19th century
Gift of The Ann Arbor Art Association, in memory of Ruby S. Churchhill
A miniature, cast bronze sculpture of Kubera, the god of wealth, seated sideways on a lion. Kubera sits in the lalitasana pose (the pose of royal ease, with one leg drawn up and the other relaxed); his right hand is outstretched to rest on the knee, while his left arm is akimbo and his hand rests on his hip. The base has a simple, single lotus petal design.
Kubera, god of wealth, seated on a lion
15th century
Gift of Michele Caplan
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