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W19 Mueggler - ANTHRCUL 337 - Death, Dying, Afterlife (object study room)

Cloth figure of a human, bound around human remains. The figure is in a seated position with arms outstretched. The torso and neck are cylindrical and elongated.
Bembe
Reliquary figure (muzidi)
dyed woven cotton cloth, vegetable fiber, cane, wood pegs, human remains
15 7/8 in x 14 5/8 in x 9 in (40.3 cm x 37.2 cm x 22.9 cm)
Anonymous Gift
Standing human figure on a round base with hands at the sides. There is a metal loop around one ankle and a string of black beads around the neck. On each cheek are four horizontal marks topped by three vertical marks. The hair is in a conical shape with a raised central groove surrounded by diagonal lines on each side and coated with blue pigment. 
Yoruba
Twin Figure
carved wood, beads, and blue pigment
9 7/16 in x 3 5/16 in x 3 in (23.97 cm x 8.41 cm x 7.62 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
In this image, a woman wields a whisk at something unseen to her right, raising her hand high in front of the white moon. Her hair is decorated with gold rods. She wears an elaborate robe, hemmed in blue and white, with demons and monsters running along the bottom. Other images on the robe include a seated woman strumming a <em>koto</em>, and a bull-faced demon holding a cauldron above flames with his feet. Enlightened beings float on clouds on the sleeves. Grasses poke out behind the woman, and an autumn vine decorates a red pillar to her left.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Publisher's seal: Ko, Shin'iseko (cut off); Censor's seal: Kiwame; Signature: Kuniyoshi
Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Ikkyū's Tale of Hell: Segawa Kikunojō V as courtesan Jigoku-dayū
woodblock print on paper
14 7/16 in x 9 13/16 in (36.6 cm x 25 cm)
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
Utagawa Kunisada
Memorial Portrait of Matsumoto Kôshirô [V], with his death poem
woodblock print on paper
14 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. ( 37.2 cm x 24.4 cm )
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
An earthenware female figure with three-color polychrome glazes, wearing a green tunic over a long amber skirt, green trousers and boots on a platform, carrying a round box, her hair pulled up in a top-knot and her face painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Chinese
Female Figure
earthenware with glaze and mineral pigment
11 9/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 3/8 in (29.37 cm x 9.37 cm x 8.57 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
An earthenware male figure standing on a platform wearing long green robes and a tall black hat, holding an amber-colored plaque in his hands, his face painted with polychrome mineral pigments. 
Chinese
Male Figure
earthenware with glaze and mineral pigment
11 7/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 1/16 in (29.05 cm x 9.37 cm x 7.78 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
Chinese
All the Gods of Heaven and Earth
woodblock print on paper
14 1/2 in x 10 5/8 in (36.8 cm x 27 cm);15 9/16 in x 11 3/4 in (39.6 cm x 29.8 cm);14 1/2 in x 10 5/8 in (36.8 cm x 27 cm)
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
In this intensely lyrical painting from Bundelkhand in Central India, the great river is shown tumbling from the night sky. Ascetics sit cross-legged on the mountainside, offering their austerities to Shiva, while women come to venerate Ganga. The river teems with life—crocodiles, turtles, fish, and birds—while lions, leopards, jackals, monkeys, and rabbits cavort on its banks.
Indian
Descent of the River Ganges
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
10 in x 7 in (25.4 cm x 17.78 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);8 5/8 in x 5 7/8 in (21.91 cm x 14.92 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by a gift of Sarah W. Graf and Otto G. Graf
This phallic representation of the god Shiva appears as a columnar head placed on a base with two rounded moldings on top of a series of square ones.  His neck is fully cylindrical and the face is modeled on that cylinder.  The eyes are wide open and a bow shaped eyebrow curves over them.  He has a flared nose and luxuriant moustache over a narrow but full lips and a short ball like chin.  A ‘U’ shaped element consisting of lines and a pearl motif probably represents his beard, perhaps held up in a tight net.  His forehead is decorated with three raise lines that go straight across and his crown is basically flat over his hear decorated with a bunch of peak forms in the center with a finial surmounting the whole.  His ears fan out almost like handles to a jar and are decorated with stylized arabesques.  A five-headed snake hood rises behind the head and has a rib down its center and scale motives incised towards the bottom an ‘S’ shapes t denote the cobra ‘eyes’ to each side.<br />
Indian
Mukha-Linga
bronze
6 1/16 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 5/8 in (15.4 cm x 9.8 cm x 9.2 cm);12 3/16 in x 6 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in (31 cm x 17.5 cm x 14 cm);6 1/16 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 5/8 in (15.4 cm x 9.8 cm x 9.2 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
A painting in ink, mineral pigments, and gold on paper. The painting would have originally been framed in concentric strips of silk, but the silk has been trimmed and the painting placed in a Western-style frame.
Tibetan
Portrait of an Rölpai Dorje (1717–1786), Lama of the Seal
ink, mineral pigments, and gold on paper
18 5/8 x 13 5/16 in. (47.3 x 33.8 cm);28 13/16 x 20 13/16 in. (73.03 x 52.71 cm)
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna
This terracotta head with a striated neck is decorated with a pattern of raised knobs and two strings of multi-colored beads. The base of the neck is decorated with three rings of wavy lines. The face is somewhat flat and circular, tilting backwards slightly. There are three diagonal marks on each side of the open mouth. The eyes are almond shaped, framed by brows in the form of one curved line. The hairstyle is formed by four triangular projections. The oblong-shaped ears sit high on each side of the face. 
Akan
Commemorative Head
terracotta, string and beads
13 3/8 in x 8 1/16 in x 8 1/4 in (33.97 cm x 20.48 cm x 20.96 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Brass vessel cast in a rounded bowl form. A small loop near the vessel's lip may have served as an attachment point for a hinged lid. The vessel has various geometric and curvilinear designs across the body. 
Akan
Vessel
brass
2 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in (6.99 cm x 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm)
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato

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