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Belt in the form of brass rings linked together by smaller loops of metal. 
Belt
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.77
A brown, metal pipe with a lid and three utensils attached by chains.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Medium Metal Pipe
20th century
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
2010/2.6
A large metal bar lock, similar to a u-bar lock fitted with a long key, meant to use as a lock for a chest.<br />
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The shape and structure of this lock conform to those of the conventional &ldquo;ㄷ&rdquo;-shaped type of lock. However, its round body resembles the shape of a pipe when viewed from the side. This type of lock was most frequently used for locking small chests and boxes. It was made by forging and soldering iron. The tip of the key resembles the letter &ldquo;T&rdquo; in shape, standing at an angle perpendicular to the handle.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 245]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lock for Chest
1875 – 1925
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.57
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
1392 – 1910
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.48
A delicately detailed sculpture featuring a circular base and sharply angled platform supporting a clover-shaped display with a cradle-like centerpiece. On top of this structure rests another smaller clover-shaped design attached separately by its ringed base.
Cambodian
Sculpture
11th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2016/2.372
A large rectangular metal bar lock, similar to a u-bar lock fitted with a key made up of two metal strips in the shape of a wedge, meant to use as a lock for a chest.<br />
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Pipe-shaped locks such as this one were used for locking boxes and chests. The body is original, while the shackle has been newly made. The key has been lost.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 245]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lock for Chest
1875 – 1925
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.60

Nigerian (Nigerian)
Base for Maternity Figure
Gift of Robert and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2006/2.72.1
A large rectangular metal bar lock, similar to a u-bar lock fitted with a long key, meant to use as a lock for a chest.<br />
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This bucket-shaped iron lock was made for a chest with a downward opening door (bandaji ). In contrast to conventional locks shaped like the Korean letter &ldquo;ㄷ,&rdquo; which are designed to have the key inserted at the right-hand end, this one has an unusual structure that requires insertion of the key at the front near the right end of the lock. The key was made by bending one end of a stick; two tips protruding upward were then soldered to the stick near its bend.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 245]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lock for Chest
1875 – 1925
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.58
A large rectangular brass-colored metal bar lock, similar to a u-bar lock, meant to use as a lock for a chest.<br />
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This pipe-shaped lock is made of nickel. The key has been lost. The protruding part at the left end is decorated with six incised rings/
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 246]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lock for Chest
1875 – 1925
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.59
A large rectangular rounded metal bar lock, similar to a u-bar lock, meant to use as a lock for a chest.<br />
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Pipe-shaped locks such as these were used for locking boxes and chests. Their keys have been lost. Each of their bodies was made by forging two plates before soldering them together.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 246]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lock for Chest
1875 – 1925
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.62
A round metal lock meant to lock a chest. The front of the metal disc is decorated with a line carving of a Korean character surrounded by multiple carved circles and bulb-like motifs. Around the central design is a ring of larger circles.<br />
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Locks such as these nickel ones were used for locking chests or stacked chests. Their keys are missing. The Chinese characters &ldquo;longevity (壽)&rdquo; and &ldquo;bliss (福)&rdquo; are engraved on locks plate 296 (2009/2.88) and plate 297 (2009/2.89), respectively.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 247]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lock for Chest
1875 – 1925
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.89
Metal figural sculpture made of decommissioned AK-47s welded together
Ouk Chim Vichet
Apsara Warrior
1999 – 2007
Museum purchase made possible by Guy and Nora Barron
2007/2.79
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