6 UMMA Objects
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European
Chest (no lock)
1500 – 1532
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
1967/2.25

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Incense burner with openwork lid
19th century
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
1997/1.233A&B
The flat iron plate with quatrefoil shape and the design of a dragon in midst of clouds. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by two deformed oval-shape holes (for kougai and kozuka). Around the blade hole, there is the carver’s signature. The design of a dragon, among stylized clouds, is intricately carved in high relief; the dragon has almost three-dimensional quality. On the back, the dragon tail, some parts of the body, one claw are peeking from clouds. The dragon coils around the center holes. The rims of the three circles are wavy, as if they are the part of the cloud design. The stoppers on the blade hole edges are made of gold. Some silver inlays are applied on the dragon’s eye blow and some nails.
Okada Masatoyo
Tsuba (Sword guard) with design of dragon among clouds
19th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.6

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with design of Kanzan (Chinese, Han Shan) and Jittoku (Chinese, Shihde), two Zen eccentrics
1615 – 1868
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.9
This tsuba is a flat iron plate with quatrefoil design. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by oval-shape hole (for kougai) and oval with bump shape (for kozuka).  Egrets and reeds decorate the surface, distributed in a curve that climbs counter-clockwise from the bottom left register, culmiating in the top left with a lone egret in flight.  Egrets on the bottom of the piece perch on the ground or nest in the golden reeds.<br />
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (Sword guard) with inlaid design of egrets and reeds(attached to 1973/2.88)
1615 – 1868
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.12

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (Sword guard)
1615 – 1868
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.13
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