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W21 Thurman - AAS 395/ GERMAN 396 / HISTORY 396 - Germany and the Black Diaspora

This unfinished painted study depicts a crowd of figures gathered around three richly dressed men and a woman and child, who appear on a flight of stairs near the entrance to a large building decorated with classical columns and pilasters. An elderly bald man wearing a red cloak trimmed with ermine kneels with his head bowed at the top of the stairs before a kneeling woman who holds an infant in her right arm. Another man wearing a turban decorated with a large feather stands behind the kneeling man and holds a gold censer hanging from a chain in his left hand. A third richly dressed man stands at the bottom of the stairs with his back turned toward the viewer. A number of other figures crowd around this central group from the sides. A large ox sits in the right foreground with a donkey standing behind it.
Jan Erasmus Quellinus
Adoration of the Magi
1634 – 1715
oil | paper
Museum Purchase
1963/2.44
A naturalistic rendering of a human face. Eyes carved in relief are convex and almond-shaped with narrow slits and are placed in round, concave eye sockets. Nose is slender at the bridge and rounded at the tip. The horizontal mouth is partially opened. Half rounded ears display metal loops, one includes a tag with the number 039641-HAV(?). The "hair" is attached with a cloth headband, covered in snakeskin, placed high on the forehead and is made from clay and red tukula powder. The face shows striated, scarifcation patters underneath and to the sides of the eyes; the forehead shows is a chingelyengelye cross motif. The patina is smooth and redish brown in color.
Chokwe
Pwo Mask
1885 – 1895
wood, tukula powder, clay, string, metal, fur, snakeskin, cloth |
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.201
Hendrick Goltzius
Adoration of the Magi, from 'The Life of the Virgin', in the manner of Lucas van
1589 – 1599
engraving | ivory laid paper
Museum Purchase
1976/1.229
Max Beckmann
The Negro. No.6 from the Series of Ten Prints, 'Der Jahrmarkt'
1921
drypoint | paper
Museum Purchase
1948/1.50
Georg Pecham
The Conversion of Paul
1594 – 1603
pen, wash and watercolor | cream paper
Museum Purchase
1960/2.73
Josef Eberz
Nächtlicher Circus
woodcut on paper
12 9/16 in x 9 ⅝ in (31.91 cm x 24.45 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
E. F. Chapman
Phrenological Head
19th century
porcelain |
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
1973/2.42
A monumentally stylized head of a woman. Her head is tilted slighty to the viewer's right. Her eyes, nose, and lips are large and almost mask-like. She appears to be wearing a hat of a modern style. Shading is executed with powerful parallel lines and cross-hatching. The year of the work's execution, 1916, appears in the lower right.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Head of a Woman (Frauenkopf)
1916
wood cut | paper
Museum Purchase
1949/1.175
View of a village with a dirt road lined with thatched-roof structures.
John Edward Saché
Native Bazaar
1865 – 1882
albumen print | paper
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
1995/1.74
A colored print of a white hand holding onto a brown hand.  Above their grasp is both Hebrew block and English lettering that translates/reads: "'Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By...".  The painting illustrates the need for diversity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
Ben Shahn
Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By
1965
photo-offset reproduction | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.102
Paper trimmed just outside plate mark. Paper size: lh 8 7/10cm & rh 8 9/10cm x tw 16 1/2cm & bw 16 2/5cm. Plate/image size: h 8 1/5cm x w 16 1/2cm.
Rembrandt van Rijn
Negress Lying Down
1658
etching, drypoint and burin | beige laid paper
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.407
László Moholy-Nagy
Militarism (Militarismus)
1924
gelatin silver print from rephotographed photomontage | paper
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1988/1.134

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