14 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Malachite ornamental snuff bottle
1912 – 1949
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
1980/2.42
A malachite snuff bottle with carvings of deer and trees. On the top is a malachite stopper.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Malachite snuff bottle
1912 – 1949
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
1980/2.50

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Long Sword
9767 BCE
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.87
Wine drinking goblet or beaker with a wide, trumpet-shaped mouth, narrow, banded waist, and flaring foot. The slender silhouette of the vessel suggests a date towards the end of the Late Shang period. The body is decorated with Tao-tie mask design, divided by the elaborate raised flanges. An inscription is found inside the flaring foot, presumably the name of the person that the vessel is dedicated or the clan emblem.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Gu (libation goblet, one of a pair with 1948/1.118)
8700 BCE
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.117
Wine drinking goblet or beaker with a wide, trumpet-shaped mouth, narrow, banded waist, and flaring foot. The slender silhouette of the vessel suggests a date towards the end of the Late Shang period. The body is decorated with Tao-tie mask design, divided by the elaborate raised flanges. An inscription is found inside the flaring foot, presumably the name of the person that the vessel is dedicated.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Gu (libation goblet, one of a pair with 1948/1.117)
8700 BCE
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.118

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mongolian ivory snuff bottle
1880 – 1930
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
1980/2.83
Thinnly cast mirror with narrow rim and bridge-shaped knob, back decorated with interlaces of serpentine and angular meaders, front side polished flat
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror with serpentine interlaces and angular meanders
9701 BCE
Museum Purchase
1958/2.76
ceremonial bronze ge dagger-axe, with pointed blade on one end and zoomorphic tang of stylized bird motif on the other.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ge (ceremonial dagger-axe)
8700 BCE
Gift in memory of John Carnig Husisian
1996/2.19
A ritual object for use in royal and religious cermonies, this bronze is cast by the lost wax process in the shape of a conch, with an intricately decorated surface. The tripod stand, which may not be of the same date, is has three coiling serpentine legs that end in stylized naga (serpent) heads with cobra-like fans.
Khmer (Khmer (general))
Ritual Conch with Stand
1100 – 1299
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/1.387A&B

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror
9794 BCE – 220 CE
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.66

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror
9229 BCE
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.65
Bronze mirror with one side polished flat, and the other side decorated with mystical animals for cardinal orientation and twelve zodiac animals.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror, "Animal cycle type" (Ssu-ling shih-er hsiao: 4 spirits and 12 zodiacs)
7th century
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
1974/1.180
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