A very quickly assembled group of objects that could be interesting, not necessarily for the status of the artist. Of these I think that a couple of the gold weights--particularly those that can be easily connected to known proverbs-- would be a nice tie-in back to Ray's lecture and to the exam--as I included a Sankofa in the test. I basically snapped up a few things in different media and from different historical moments. Laura will know which objects (if any) of these have noteworthy backstories. That would be another criterion for inclusion.

This is random selection is the result of a very quick skim through the rich holdings of the UMMA, so feel free to ignore or substitute other objects. In terms of getting students to really engage with them, less is more, as always...

3 Items in this Learning Collection
Collection Object
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Twin Figure

Accession Number
1985/2.58

Title
Twin Figure

Artist(s)
Tabwa

Artist Nationality
Tabwa

Object Creation Date
1900-1985

Medium & Support
wood, metal coin and glass beads

Dimensions
8 3/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 3 in (21.2 cm x 7.3 cm x 7.6 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
figure

Collection Area
African

Rights
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Keywords
African (Roman province)
figures (representations)
standing

2 Related Resources

Ann Arbor Public School: Art Teacher Professional Development 
(Part of: UMMA Teacher Workshop Resources)
Beyond Borders Teacher Workshop        
(Part of: UMMA Teacher Workshop Resources)

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