1764 UMMA Objects
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Napoleon I as a Child
1800 – 1895
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Footed deep bowl
1615 – 1867
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Laura Coombs Hills
Mixed Flowers in Spanish Bowl
1859 – 1952
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Athens - Sandal Binder, Acropolis
1860 – 1870
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1644 – 1912
Gift of Mrs. Gilbert Ross

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
1644 – 1912
Gift of Mrs. Gilbert Ross
It is a knife made of silver. The sword blade was made of steel. Floral design was printed on the knob and Deer and bamboo was printed on the cover.<br />
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This small knife is worn by a man. The handle and sheath are decorated with ten symbols of longevity against ring-punched background. The other side features engravings of plantains and lotus buds. Plantain symbolizes resuscitation from death and is one of the Eight Treasures of Taoism. The lotus flower symbolizes purity and the law of cause and effect as it emerges from mud (dirt) and bears seeds.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 285]</p>
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Ladies Knife
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Eugène Accard
Lady in an Interior
1844 – 1888
This ceramic plate contains negative white designs of a cross at center surrounded by a band of floral motifs at the rim. The plate is a gray-white porcelain whit glossy glaze and wide crackle. The colors used are primarily gray and white. The object was fired upright and is slightly restored. It probably dates to the Shah Abbas Safavid period. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow plate with floral rim design on broad rim
1700 – 1899
Museum Purchase
This glazed plate is attributed to the Safavid period in Iran. The interior decoration consists of yellow splashes on a glossy red-brown glaze. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Plate with deep red-brown glaze spashed with yellow (cracked)
1600 – 1899
Museum Purchase
This Qajar dish features three separate compartments and highly decorated exterior panels. Each side of the dish is decorated with a pair of young female faces that alternate with abstract deep blue designs. The interor panels lack decoration aside from the bases of each compartment which contain blue painted floral sprays. The craftmanship of the dish finds roots in the Kashan tradition of the 12th and 13th centuries, making it a testament to the continuation of traditional techniques in the region by the 19th century. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow open box with three compartments, adorned with women's faces
19th century
Museum Purchase

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French (culture or style))
Girls on the Beach
1841 – 1919
Gift of Harry and Rose Jacobs