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Construction Work Boulder Dam #5

Adrian Clem

20th century

circa 1935

1935.2

lithograph on paper

rank 1.48750

additive and joining processes and techniques

assembling

descriptors

geography

how we live

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

organizations

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

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Brass Lock

Artist Unknown, African

A square, brass lock with a carving on one side. The key as geometric shapes instead of teeth.

20th century

2010/2.10

brass

rank 1.48738

components

components and systems

components by general context

descriptors

hardware

keys and key components

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

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Kuduo - Brass Container

Artist Unknown, African

A brass container with two separate parts, the container base and a lid cover on top. The container base is flat and round; while the cover has a smei-sphere shape with a narrow neck lid with knob on top.

1900-1985

2010/1.170

brass

rank 1.48738

african

descriptors

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.211/1983_2.211.JPG

Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.211

Pottery

rank 1.48738

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

concepts relating to the creative process

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

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Potsherd of presumable Han type

Artist Unknown, China

2nd century BCE - 2nd century

1940.424

earthenware, unglazed

rank 1.48738

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Symbol of Earth (Ts'ung)

Artist Unknown, China

1027 BCE - 771 BCE

1960/2.115

green nephrite with brown patches

rank 1.48738

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

ornamental

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by function

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Wedge shaped flat stone

Artist Unknown, China

n.d.

1940.420

stone

rank 1.48738

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Ax or agricultural tool

Artist Unknown, China

50th c BCE

circa 5000 BCE

1940.421

polished gray stone

rank 1.48738

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Shaped stone tool

Artist Unknown, China

50th c BCE

circa 5000 BCE

1940.422

gray stone

rank 1.48738

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.20/1971_2.20.JPG

Kore Society Hyena Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Senufo Peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.20

wood and pigment

rank 1.48738

animals and creatures

costume

costume by function

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

the natural world

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.116/2013_2.116.JPG

Unbeholding #3

Kay Denton

A girl sitting on a bicycle amongst leaves and trees.

b. 1939

1996

2013/2.116

gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.48738

associated concepts

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

philosophical concepts

plant material

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.164/2012_2_164.TIF

Watercarrier

Artist Unknown, India

A standing figure of a watercarrier holding a bag on his left hand side. His right arm appears to be no longer part of the sculpture. He appears to be weighed down to the one side and his body is tilted. He is wearing a skirt and a turban.

19th century

19th century

2012/2.164

terracotta

rank 1.48738

containers

containers by form

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

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Blue-and-white jar with pomegranate design

Kondô Yûzô

It is a medium size porcelain vase with pomegranate design in blue underglaze. The body is round with gentle shoulders; the mouth is wide and the neck is short and slightly inward. It has no foot. The pomegranate fruit and leaves are quickly executed with broad brush around the shoulder and the middle of the body. There is a band of a single line around the mouth and another around near the bottom. There is the artist’s signature “yû” on the eye. There is no foot but unglazed ring around the bottom; the eye is glazed.

1902 - 1985

20th century

circa 1960

1963/2.78

Porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.48738

containers

containers by form

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.150/1976_2.150.JPG

Doctor Syntax Made Free of the Cellar, from "The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Pictureque", a poem by William Combe, no plate number

Thomas Rowlandson

1756-1827

19th century

1813

1976/2.150

hand-colored etching and aquatint on paper

rank 1.48738

architecture

containers

containers by form

descriptors

forming

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-1999-sl-2.11/1999_2_11.JPG

Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Bamum?

early 20th century

early 20th century

1999/2.11

carved wood

rank 1.48680

costume

costume by function

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.98/2013_2.98.JPG

To Survive

Bitte Bjeregaard

A little boy in an oversized coat twirling around, an older man trying to get out of a chair in the background.

2000

2013/2.98

digital pigment print on Epson Photo paper

rank 1.48680

descriptors

materials

materials by function

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.292/2004_1_292.JPG

Blue-and-white ring-form water dropper with landscape design

Artist Unknown, Korea

19th century

19th century

2004/1.292

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.48680

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.259/2014_2.259.JPG

Mountain Landscape

Okada Kyuka

Yellow, orange and gold colored cloth with a mountain landscape and two people near the bottom.

19th century

2014/2.259

watercolor and ink on paper, silk and paper backing

rank 1.48427

upward

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

people and culture

settlements and landscapes

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.115/1991_2.115.JPG

Ceramic Kiln in Seto

Kawase Hasui

A crescent moon hangs in a gray sky above a Seto kiln. A figure with his back to the viewer walks alongside the kiln.

1883-1957

20th century

1920s - 1940s

1991/2.115

color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size

rank 1.48299

additive and joining processes and techniques

assembling

descriptors

design elements

motifs

natural element motifs

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.133/2000_2.133.JPG

Untitled

Bernard Descamps

born 1947

20th century

20th century

2000/2.133

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.48264

asia

descriptors

genres

inorganic material

locality

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

plants

reflections

rock

rock by form

the natural world

trees

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

waterscapes

Picchvai

Artist Unknown, India

The piece portrays a central god, with many milkmaids surrounding him. There are louts flowers present, as well as hills and buildings at the top of the painting. There are also various incarnations of gods, which are the blue-skinned figures.

1700-1850

2008/2.289

ink, opaque watercolor and gold on cloth

rank 1.48193

animals and creatures

descriptors

design elements

herdsmen

hindu

mammals

motifs

named gods and goddesses

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by state or condition

plant-derived motifs

religion

subject matter

vishnu

workers

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.567a-amp-amp-sem-b/1954_1_567AB.JPG

Two shifuku (silk pouches) for Tea Caddy "Hitorine" (1954/1.532)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Two small pouches for tea caddy. The striped pouch is woven with light brown, dark-green, light-green and dark blue warp threads and light brown weft threads in satin weave, which create stripe, plaid and treasure ("takara") patterns. The round pouch has two side slits for easy opening; a purple cord is inserted through the mouth of the pouch for tying.

Another pouch has whirlpool patterns created with the same satin weave using brown warp threads and light blue, white, and blue weft threads. The weft threads create the staggered, whirlpool patterns. This pouch also has two side slits and tied with light brown color cord at the top.

circa 1600-1647

1954/1.567A&B

silk

rank 1.48132

animal material

containers

containers by form

containers by function or context

containers for storing or transporting food

culinary containers

descriptors

fibroinous material

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.9/2010_2.9.JPG

Brass Knife

Artist Unknown, African

A long, curved brass knife.

20th century

2010/2.9

brass

rank 1.47973

descriptors

edged weapons

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Globular ewer with short spout, flaring lip, and double-dragon handle

Artist Unknown, China

Globular-shaped ewer with spout and handle covered inside and out with a luminous dark brown glaze decorated on the shoulder with splashes of milky pale blue tone and stopping in an irregular line above the neatly finished flat foot to expose the granular ware.

8th-9th century

8th century - 9th century

1971/2.70

stoneware with light buff body, dark brown glaze with bluish suffusions

rank 1.47973

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.203a-amp-amp-sem-b/2004_1.203AB.JPG

Covered Pedestal Bowl

Artist Unknown, Korea

It has a little Flaring base with spherical food storage bowl on top. There are no holes in the base. The lid is attached with a knob-handle shaped like a button. There is no design on the lid but stained some part.

7th century - 8th century

2004/1.203A&B

stoneware

rank 1.47973

ceramics

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

vessels

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Ceramic pot with chameleons and lizards

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon

20th century

circa 1950

1986/1.156

Pottery

rank 1.47735

animals

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

the natural world

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.226/2010_1_226.JPG

Crystal 6-sided inkwell with attached lid, with pen holder on stand

Artist Unknown

This is a cut crystal glass inkwell in the shape of a square. The upper edges are rounded and there are designs cut into the bottom. The round cap is silver with a monogram design.

1875-1975

2010/1.226

glass, metal

rank 1.47735

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.229/2010_1_229.JPG

Fire polished cut crystal inkwell with rounded corners with sterling silver lid

Artist Unknown

This is a cut crystal inkwell with a sterling silver collar and cap. It has a square shape with smooth rounded edges at the top and a geometric cut design on the bottom. The round shaped lid has vegetal designs.

1875-1975

2010/1.229

glass, metal

rank 1.47735

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.236/2010_1_236.JPG

Crystal inkwell with sterling silver floral lid and cut shoulders

Artist Unknown

This is a cut crystal inkwell with a sterling silver lid. The body is a hexagon shape with cut shoulders. The top has a rounded shape and floral designs.

1875-1975

2010/1.236

glass, metal

rank 1.47735

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Tiffany Studios art nouveau brass inkwell with lid

Artist Unknown

This inkwell has a short cylindrical shape with a circlular hole iin the top and a hinged lid. The body is made of glass with a brass metal overlay decoration of vegetal designs. The lid and ink cup are metal.

1875-1975

2010/1.237

glass, metal

rank 1.47735

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.239/2010_1.239.JPG

Brush inkwell, sterling silver overlay, ribbon glass with sterling silver lid, marked "Gorham"

Artist Unknown

This is a clear glass inkwell with sterling silver overlay. The body is oval shaped with a diagonal swirl design. The design has an alternating glass and silver swirl pattern. The collar and lid are silver. The lid has a diagonal swirl design that rises to a peak.

1875-1975

2010/1.239

glass and metal

rank 1.47735

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.241/2010_1_241.JPG

Six-sided inkwell with sterling silver lid

Artist Unknown

This is a clear cut glass inkwell with a sterling silver lid. The body has the shape of a cropped pyramid with triangle patterns on the edges and starburst designs. The silver lid has a round shape with floral designs.

1875-1975

2010/1.241

glass, metal

rank 1.47735

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.89/1980_2.89.JPG

Wood snuff bottle in the shape of a pomegranate

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.89

wood

rank 1.47735

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.11/1980_2.11.JPG

Nephrite jade snuff bottle in the shape of a citron

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1875-1925

1980/2.11

nephrite

rank 1.47735

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.51.4/2010_2_47_4.JPG

Steam on Church Street, from "Tribeca, 10013"

Donna Ferrato

This is a black and white photograph that depicts a city street scene. It shows a crosswalk in front of a multi-story building, silhouetted against a clear sky. There is a large billow of steam rising from the street surface where a barrier and vent pipe have been contructed within the crosswalk.

American, born 1949

2008

2010/2.51.4

pigment print on fiber paper

rank 1.47735

buildings and the land

cultural landscapes

cultural landscapes by location or context

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by form

settlements and landscapes

Khaki-colored koma-rinzu kimono with overall pattern of small silver flowers

Artist Unknown, Japan

Silk crepe (repp weave) interwoven with synthetic silver threads. Lining is plain weave silk: white above and gray below.

mid-20th century

1920s - 1940s

2005/1.383

silk crepe interwoven with synthetic silver threads

rank 1.47735

costume

costume by form

descriptors

design elements

main garments

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.2/2009_2.2A.JPG

Kimono with floral design

Artist Unknown, Japan

Yellow silk kimono with multi-colored flowers and grass

Early 20th century

early 20th century

2009/2.2

silk

rank 1.47735

costume

costume by form

descriptors

design elements

main garments

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

Full Record: x-2014-sl-1.610/2014_1.610.JPG

Fleurs

Maurice Utrillo

A terra cotta plant holder on a table with a small green leaf plant with yellow and purple flowers. There is text above.

1883-1955

1928

2014/1.610

watercolor on paper laid to board

rank 1.47735

animal material

biological material

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1988-sl-1.108/1988_1.108.JPG

Derby, England

Richard Keene

1825-1895

19th century

19th century

1988/1.108

albumen print on paper

rank 1.47686

architecture

atmospheric effects

descriptors

europe

inorganic material

locality

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

streets

the natural world

united kingdom

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1947-sl-2.15/1947_2.15.JPG

Acteon, Plate VI, from "The Brunidor Portfolio No. One"

Kurt Seligmann

1900-1962

20th century

1947

1947/2.15

etching on Strathmore Rhododendron Cover

rank 1.47686

allegory and literature

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

dogs

genres

iconography

mammals

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

movement

skeleton and skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.15/1986_2.15.JPG

Portrait of Stow Wegenroth Drawing on a Lithographic Stone

Keith Williams

1906-1951

20th century

1939

1986/2.15

etching on paper

rank 1.47686

animals

birds

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.305/2010_1.305.JPG

Art pottery inkwell, "ATC," blue mottled, pen holder

Artist Unknown

A pottery inkwell of dark blue color has a rectangluar shape body. There are two lid covering the inkwell and there are two pen holder.

1875-1975

2010/1.305

ceramic

rank 1.47561

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.107/1964_2.107.JPG

Danse des Villageois, Pl. 2 from a series of 3, "Le Mariage a la campagne"

Abraham Bosse

1602-1676

17th century

1633

1964/2.107

engraving on paper

rank 1.47210

scale

allegory and literature

architecture

buildings and the land

costumes

dances

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

music

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

plants

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

streets

the natural world

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.158/1980_1.158.JPG

Athens - Frieze of the Parthenon - Panathenaic Procession

Anonymous Italian?

19th century

circa 1865

1980/1.158

albumen print on paper

rank 1.47058

animals

architecture

descriptors

europe

figures

inorganic material

locality

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

panels

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.44/1980_2.44.JPG

Turquoise? snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1880-1925

1980/2.44

turquoise (?)

rank 1.46845

animals and creatures

arthropods

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

vegetables

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.87/2009_2_87.JPG

Lock for Chest

Artist Unknown, Korea

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, but leave a rim of undecorated metal around its edges.

1875-1925

2009/2.87

metal

rank 1.46845

biological components

components

components and systems

components by general context

components by specific context

descriptors

hardware

inorganic material

keys and key components

materials

materials by composition

the human body

torsos

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.234/2010_1_234.JPG

Iridescent round ball corner ink well with lid

Artist Unknown

This is a clear glass inkwell with a dark metal lid. The body is composed of a large sphere balanced on three smaller spheres. It has a circular top with a flat lid.

1875-1975

2010/1.234

glass, metal

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

descriptors

geometric concepts

geometric figures

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

mathematical concepts

people and culture

scientific concepts

solids (geometric)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.43/1977_2.43.JPG

Virabhadra plaque

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th–18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.43

brass (?)

rank 1.46826

descriptors

design elements

edged weapons

figure- and animal-derived motifs

motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Shaver container (rectangular box with cover and divider), from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.160A-C

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.161a-amp-amp-sem-b/1955_1.161.JPG

Container for vegetable tannin for ohaguro [square box with cover; the larger of two], from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.161A&B

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts