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World Arts, Local Lives: The Collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fall of 2014 marked the release of a publication exploring the history of the Fowler Museum and its vast collections: World Arts, Local Lives: The Collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This lavishly illustrated volume demonstrates the scope and depth of the remarkable global holdings of the Fowler and has been produced as part of the ongoing celebration of the institution’s fiftieth-anniversary year. It recalls many of the highlights of the Museum’s formation, focusing not only on collections development but also on a long history of programmatic innovation.

  • X2002.16.1 Dewi Sri shadow puppet (wayang purwa)

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    Object Name: Dewi Sri shadow puppet (wayang purwa)
    Artist: Daniel Mulyana (still active)
    Culture: Javanese peoples
    Place of Origin: Tumpang, East Java, Indonesia
    Date/Era: 2000
    Dimensions: H: 66 cm
    Medium/Materials: Leather, paint, buffalo horn
    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum purchase.
    Accession Number: X2002.16.1

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  • X2003.30.1 Lega Anthropomorphic figure

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    Object Name: Anthropomorphic Figure

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Lega peoples

    Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Date/Era: Late 19th century

    Medium/Materials: Ivory

    Dimensions: H: 17.30 cm, W: 5.50 cm, D: 4.80 cm.

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Jay T. Last.

    Accession Number: X2003.30.1

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  • X2004.20.1 El Arbol de la Muerte: Maquilando Mujeres (The Tree of Death: Factory Women)

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    Object Name: El Arbol de la Muerte: Maquilando Mujeres (The Tree of Death: Factory Women)

    Artist: Veronica Castillo Hernández (b. 1967, Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico; lives and works in San Antonio, Texas, United States)

    Place of Origin: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    Date/Era: 2003

    Dimensions: H: 87.0 cm, W: 70.0 cm, D: 29.0 cm (H: 34.3 in, W: 27.6 in, D: 11.4 in)

    Medium/Materials: Ceramic, paint, wire

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Thomas Wortham.

    Accession Number: X2004.20.1

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  • X2007.12.10 Aids Is a Killer

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    Object Name: Aids Is a Killer

    Artist: Kwame Akoto, a.k.a. Almighty God Art Works (b. 1950)

    Place of Origin: Ghana

    Date/Era: 1998

    Dimensions: 121.2 x 75.6 cm

    Medium/Materials: Paint, board

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Doran H. Ross.

    Accession Number: X2007.12.10

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  • X2008.10.12 Woman’s shoulder cloth (sayut)

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    Object Name: Woman’s shoulder cloth (sayut)

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Javanese peoples

    Place of Origin: Gendong, Kerek, East Java, Indonesia

    Date/Era: Late 1970s

    Dimensions: 324 x 59 cm

    Medium/Materials: Cotton

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Rens Heringa Collection. Purchased with funds provided by the Fowler Museum Textile Council of Indonesian Art.

    Accession Number: X2008.10.12

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  • X64.181a Skirt

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    Object Name: Skirt

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Shipibo

    Place of Origin: Peru

    Date/Era: Early to mid-20th century

    Dimensions: 74.9 x 71.1 cm

    Medium/Materials: Cotton, embroidery thread, ribbon

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Altman.

    Accession Number: X64.181a

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  • X65.1621 Ceremonial chair

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    Object Name: Ceremonial chair

    Artist: Unknown

    Place of Origin: Central Western Grassfields, Cameroon

    Date/Era: Early 20th century

    Dimensions: H: 81.5 cm

    Medium/Materials: Wood

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Wellcome Trust.

    Accession Number: X65.1621

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  • X65.9051 Headdress (ere Egungun olode)

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    Object Name: Headdress (ere egungun olode)

    Artist: Attributed to Adugbologe (d. Circa. 1940)

    Culture: Yoruba peoples

    Place of Origin: Abeokuta, Nigeria

    Date/Era: Made prior to 1922

    Dimensions: H: 45.0 cm, W: 41.0 cm, D: 33.0 cm (H: 17.7 in, W: 16.1 in, D: 12.9 in)

    Medium/Materials: Wood and pigment

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Wellcome Trust.

    Accession Number: X65.9051

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  • X67.51 Yarn painting

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    Object Name: Yarn painting

    Artist: Ramón Medina Silva

    Place of Origin: Huichol, Mexico

    Date/Era: Circa 1926 – 1971

    Dimensions: 61 x 61 cm

    Medium/Materials: Yarn, beeswax, fiberboard

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum purchase courtesy of the Ford Foundation, Collected by Peter T. Furst.

    Accession Number: X67.51

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  • X72.833 House panel

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    Object Name: Doorway panels

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Paiwan peoples

    Place of Origin: Taiwan

    Date/Era: Early 20th century

    Dimensions: H: 185.0 cm, W: 41.0 cm, D: 9.0 cm (H: 72.8 in, W: 16.1 in, D: 3.5 in)

    Medium/Materials: Wood, porcelain, bottle caps

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. The H.P. and J.F. Ullman Collection.

    Accession Number: X72.833

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  • X85.855 Granary facade (alang)

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    Object Name: Granary facade (alang)

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Sa’dan Toraja peoples

    Place of Origin: Tondon, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Date/Era: 19th century

    Medium/Materials: Wood, paint

    Dimensions: H: 211 cm

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kuhn.

    Accession Number: X85.855

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  • X86.3720 Double spout and bridge bottle

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    Object Name: Double spout and bridge bottle

    Artist: Unknown

    Culture: Nasca

    Place of Origin: Peru, south coast

    Date/Era: 100 B.C.E. – 600 C.E.

    Medium/Materials: Ceramic

    Dimensions: W: 17.5 cm, H: 18.2 cm, D: 17.5 cm (W: 6.8 in, H: 7.1 in, D: 6.8 in)

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Lucas, Jr.

    Accession Number: X86.3720

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