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Seated figure holding two smaller figures with three more smaller figures in front, all made from a single piece of brass. 
Asante (Asante)
Mother and Child Figure
1850 – 1950
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
Print of a bird with brown, gray, and white feathers.
Artist Unknown
1850 – 1999
Bequest of Marion Lawrence
A color abstract image of several flowers, one white, one black, and another yellow. They are positioned against a yellow background. To the left, two black creatures, with rabbit-like ears and large white eyes, extend single arms out and downward.
Ernst Haeckel
1834 – 1919
Gift of Nicholas and Elena Delbanco
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
View of a city with a body of water running through it. In the foreground is a bridge with three small boats approaching it. Onlookers stand on a bridge. A horse and buggy are seen on the street above with people going about daily business. Buildings are seen behind the street and there is a large clock tower in the background.
Georg Gillis Haanen (Dutch (culture or style))
The Oudegracht with a View of the Old Town Hall and the Dom Tower, Utrecht
1807 – 1870
Gift of Keren and Mark Kalimian
A farm scene depicting three men, horses, pigs, and a wagon. There are ducks in a small body of water in the foreground and buildings with thatched roofs in the background.
John Frederick Herring, Jr. (British (modern))
Farm Yard
1815 – 1907
Gift of Keren and Mark Kalimian
Four branches with fruit and leaves. The upper left and lower right branches hold yellow fruit and the upper right and lower left branches hold blue fruit. 
George Brookshaw (British (modern))
19th century
Gift of Nancy and Joseph Keithley
This small power figure features a naturalistic human face engulfed in layers of multi-media attachments, which create an imposing visual effect. The figure wears a blue turban wrapped around its head that binds bundles of medicinal substances and is crowned with several feathers. It also dons a metal necklace and a small bone dangles from the arm. The lower body is covered in fiber and a skirt of long leather strips. Possessing eyes encrusted with glass, the figure stands on top of a carved wooden turtle and holds the tip of a curved piece of wood in its mouth, the other end of which terminates in its clutched right hand. A large medicine pack, topped with a round mirror, is affixed to the figure's torso, which is thickly coated with resin and red pigment.
Yombe (Yombe (culture or style))
Power Figure
1850 – 1899
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
A blue serpentine figure with no arms or legs. The body curves and bends over itself so that one coil is attached to the wooden base. The blue scales are highlighted with white. The head and tale also contain orange and green paints. The entire object is coated with a white substance which was then painted over. The head shows signs of restoration with new sections of paint. Many places along the body show where the paint has been rubbed off.<br />
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This funeral bier ornament consists of the head of a dragon holding a cintamani in its jaws and the body of a snake. The dragon head is attached by a hole to the snake body and fixed in place with a nail. The scales on the body are painted in a combination of white and blue lines, after which the tail is affixed separately. The ornament is made of wood. It is coated with white substance (white lime wash made of powdered shell), over which colored pigments are then painted. The head shows signs of restoration with colored paint in places from which the orig
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Dragon-shaped Ornament for Funeral Bier
1800 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam
<p>Carved on both sides, this wooden printing block records Origin of Household Rites (家禮源流,&nbsp;Garyewollyu), a collection of writings on household rites categorized and summarized during the reign of&nbsp;King Hyeonjong (顯宗, r. 1659-1674) of Joseon by a scholar named Yu Gye (兪棨, 1607-1664). This block&nbsp;contains part of Fascicle 4 of the text Origins of Household Rites entitled &ldquo;Going to Welcome the Bride (親迎, chinyeong, Ch. qinying),&rdquo; the procedure in which the groom welcomes the bride at a wedding ceremony.&nbsp;Korea was the first country in the world to use the technique of carving letters on woodblocks and using them&nbsp;for printing. After the invention of metal type in the early Joseon period, woodblock printing was used to&nbsp;publish scriptures, anthologies and family records in Buddhist temples, Confucian academies and households.</p>

<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 290]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wood Block for Printing
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tansu (Chest)
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
Porcelain wine bottle with ten cobalt pigment depicting Chinese Daoist ten symbols of longevity&mdash;sun, cloud, mountain, rock, water, crane, deer, turtle, pine tree, and the mushroom of eternal youth. A blue band rings the foot of the bottle, as well as just below the main register of the body. The ten symbols of longevity design stretches around the bulbous body above, tapering off as the body begins to taper into the tubular neck, culminating in a slightly flared rim.<br />
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This bottle was produced in Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. It is decorated on the entire surface with ten longevity symbols, including deer, pine trees, and cranes, rendered in underglaze cobalt blue. Ten longevity symbols were frequently chosen to decorate the stationery, bottles, and jars produced in the late 19th century at kilns in Bunwon-ri. This is a high-quality white porcelain bottle, with well sintered clay and glaze and outstanding cobalt blue colouring.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wine bottle with Ten Symbols of Longevity design
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam