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The profile bust of a young woman is depicted in the well of this dish. The rim features a variety of grotesque ornament, including two winged, serpent-like creatures with human heads, whose tails interlace at the top of the plate. Cornucopias full of fruit appear beneath these creatures, followed by weapons and shields, one of which bears the date 1526. At the bottom appears the head of a cherub supporting a vase of fruit.
Nicola da Urbino
Dish (Tondino) with portrait of a young woman and grotesque decoration
Museum Purchase
This is a fragment of a circlular roof eave tile or <em>wa dang</em> <em>(瓦当)</em> earthenware, with an impressed cloud pattern.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
2nd century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
A gray earthenware head from a horse sculpture; its strong muscular neck holding its narrow head high. It is vividly sculpted to show the musculature of the horse's face with flaring nostrils and an open mouth showing its tongue. It has deep set and bulging eyes, ears pointing forward and a flowing mane. It is covered in red mineral pigment. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Horse Head
25 – 220
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
It has a outward-turned rim. The side of the body is becoming narrow in the base. The bottem is flat.<br />
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This yellowish brown, bowl-shaped, low-fired earthenware vessel is made from fine clay mixed with fine sand particles. It has no neck. The mouth is slightly everted while the rim is generally flat and features some grooves. The body is widest towards the upper-middle section, and the flat base is rounded where it joins the body. Parts of the vessel feature a paddled pattern which suggests that the surface was first paddled and then smoothed with water on a rotary device.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 44]<br />
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Bowl with flat bottom and flat rolled rim
300 – 499
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
Earthenware roof tile-end with molded lotus design.<br />
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This gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile features a slender thirteenpetal lotus design. It is made from coarse clay mixed with small stone particles. The circular ovary and lotus seeds are depicted in shallow relief, while the lotus petals are slender and lack volume.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.36]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile-End with Lotus Design
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
An earthenware sancai three-color glazed figure of a man wearing a long green robe and tall black hat. He is carrying an amber-glazed rectangular box over the top of an amber-glazed tasseled sash that covers his hands, and is standing on a green- and amber-glazed octagonal dais. His face is painted in polychrome mineral pigments, and his head was sculpted separately from the body.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Male Attendant
1368 – 1644
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
A wide round bowl with an articulated, everted wide rim and a conical lower body on a flat base. It is decorated with wavy linear patterns and black solid dots on the upper half of the exterior, swirling lines with dots on the interior, and cross-hatching on the rim.  
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
3100 BCE – 2600 BCE
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur in memory of Mrs. Wei-Djen D. Lo
A tall cylindrical vessel on mamiform tri-pod feet with an everted, flaring, and direct rim. It has a black burnished body with reddish-buff feet. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Tripod Jar
2200 BCE – 1600 BCE
Gift of www.silkroadtrade.com owners Seung Man Kim, Robert Piao, Daniel Shin and Hemin Quan

Vee Ling Edwards
1975 – 1985
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in memory of Edith Si-de Foster Edwards
A white earthenware box where the cover and the body are almost identical in form, the entire vessel of a short cylindrical from with flat top, with subtle articulation at the shoulder, on a shallow footring.  It is covered in blue, amber, and green glazes applied in a splotchy manner. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
936 – 1125
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing

Iranian (Iranian)
1300 – 1499
Museum Purchase
A deep bowl with wide-mouth and small base.
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with painted petal design on exterior
14th century
Museum Purchase