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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.215

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.216

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.217

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.219

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.220

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.221

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.222

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.223

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.224/1983_2.224.JPG

Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.224

Pottery

rank 1.43080

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.417/1997_1.417.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.417

brass

rank 1.43080

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.436/1997_1.436.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.436

brass

rank 1.43080

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.444

brass

rank 1.43080

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.481/1997_1.481.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

20th century

20th century

1997/1.481

brass

rank 1.43080

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.483/1997_1.483.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.483

brass

rank 1.43080

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.494/1997_1.494.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.494

brass

rank 1.43080

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.497/1997_1.497.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.497

brass

rank 1.43080

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.88/1998_1_88.JPG

Ceremonial Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Ashanti

20th century

20th century

1998/1.88

metal blade with wood pomel overlaid with brass and wrought iron shaft

rank 1.43080

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

edged weapons

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.291/2004_1_291.JPG

Blue-and-white water dropper with floral design

Artist Unknown, Korea

19th century

19th century

2004/1.291

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.43080

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.33a-amp-amp-sem-b/2006_2.33AB.JPG

Round Woven Basket

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

20th century

2006/2.33A&B

woven bamboo

rank 1.43080

containers

containers by form

descriptors

grass (plant material)

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

Full Record: x-1957-sl-1.54/1957_1.54.JPG

Shallow bowl with schematized animal motif

Iran, Amol

A shallow bowl with schematized animal motif.

12th-13th century

12th century - 13th century

1957/1.54

earthenware coated with white slip and painted designs in green and brown

rank 1.42789

animal

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

geographic and political locations

middle east (general region)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Saints Paul and Anthony in the Desert; Verso: Slight sketches of two heads

Jan de Cock

active 1506 - died before 1527

16th century

circa 1506-1525

1960/2.74

pen and brown ink on cream paper

rank 1.42789

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

people and occupations

plants

religious figures

sketches

the human body

the natural world

upper body

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.283/1980_2.283.JPG

Head of a ram

Artist Unknown, India, Bengal

This terracotta is modeled in the shape of a ram’s head. The snout is softly modeled by hand and his two horns form coils to either side of his head. A decorative band with punch-marked floral decoration on it divides the snout from the area of the head with the spiral horns. The horns are decorated with lines and encircle a donut shaped element in the center. A floral motif is between the two above the decorative band and other punch-marked floral forms decorate his snout at the top and at each cheek. His eyes are incised in a diamond pattern with a circular center and his nostrils are simple indentations.

1st century

1st century

1980/2.283

terracotta

rank 1.42789

animals

animals and creatures

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

figure- and animal-derived motifs

mammals

motifs

sheep

the human body

the natural world

upper body

Full Record: x-1996-sl-1.49/1996_1.49.JPG

Exeter Cathedral, The Reredos

Francis Bedford

1816-1894

19th century

circa 1853-1880s?

1996/1.49

albumen print on paper

rank 1.42789

architecture

buildings

cathedrals

churches

descriptors

genres

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

places of worship

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.133/1980_2.133.JPG

Glass snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1900-1940

1980/2.133

glass with agate and horn

rank 1.42700

animal material

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

keratinous material

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

objects we use

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Liber Studiorum. 6. Jason

Joseph Mallord William Turner

1775-1851

18th-19th century

1775-1851

1953/1.50

mezzotint and etching on paper

rank 1.42679

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

people and occupations

plants

skeleton and skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.76/1984_2.76.JPG

Baton in the form of a Hornbill Bird

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, South Gurunsi, Fara?

20th century

circa 1940

1984/2.76

carved wood

rank 1.42679

animals and creatures

descriptors

identifying artifacts

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

symbols of office

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.74a/1971_2.74.JPG

Covered funerary jar in the shape of a lotus bud, with molded and incised design

Artist Unknown, China

10th - 12th century

960-1127

1971/2.74A

stoneware with celadon glaze

rank 1.42590

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.474/1972_2.474.JPG

Wro't Iron Hinge to Small Cabinet in Cluny Museum

Albert Kahn

(1869 - 1942)

19th century

1869-1942

1972/2.474

graphite on paper

rank 1.42590

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

modern and contemporary art

sketches

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.163/1975_2.163.JPG

Jina venerated by a monk and a lay devotee from Digambara Jain Manuscript

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

A man reclines on a carpet or cloth, and looks up at two figures above him. On the right, a deity sits cross-legged on a pedestal with a canopy over its head. To the left, another figure faces the deity, also on a pedestal carpet. He appears to be naked, and raises his in gesture towards the deity. A metal lamp or ewer rests below him, on what appears to be an abstract mountain, on which the reclining man also lies. He holds what may be prayer beads, and wears robes with stripes and his covered head rests on a pillow.

18th century

18th century

1975/2.163

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.42590

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

physical activities

physical activities by general context

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.144/1985_1.144.JPG

Whistle/Flute

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Bwa/Mossi

20th century

1900-1985

1985/1.144

wood

rank 1.42590

aerophones

descriptors

flutes (aerophones)

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.148/2002_2.148.JPG

Sassy

Lyle Jamieson

(active Detroit, Michigan, 1946 - )

20th century

1998

2002/2.148

wild black cherry

rank 1.42590

containers

containers by form

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

plant material

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.137/2014_2.137.JPG

Untitled

Rob Grace

A rock wall in the background. And a man with a scraggly beard and white plastic helmet in front of it. His hands are in the air and the left is holding a cigarette, wearing a long-sleeve shirt with patterns on it.

20th century

2014/2.137

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.42590

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Model of a pigpen

Artist Unknown, China

1st century

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.64.1-2

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 1.42514

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by location or context

yards

Full Record: x-1993-sl-1.75/1993_1.75.JPG

Model of a pigpen

Artist Unknown, China

1st century

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.75

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 1.42514

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by location or context

yards

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.173/2014_2.173.JPG

Largo Do Pelourinho Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

David Vestal

City street, buildings on either side, bicycle in center.

b. 1924

October 16, 1997

2014/2.173

black and white photograph on paper

rank 1.42514

image form

descriptors

object genres

objects we use

people and culture

views

views by vantage point or orientation

visual works

visual works by form

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1957-sl-1.53/1957_1.53.JPG

Footed Bowl with painted design of birds

Artist Unknown, Iran

A footed shallow bowl. The base of the bowl is reticulated. The interior of the bowl is decorated.

11th-12th century

11th century - 12th century

1957/1.53

buff earthenware with underglaze iron painting

rank 1.42395

animals and creatures

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

geographic and political locations

middle east (general region)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.322/1972_2.322.JPG

Brocaded Lampas

Anonymous French or British?

18th century

1730-1740

1972/2.322

brocaded silk and cotton

rank 1.42395

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

concepts relating to the creative process

descriptors

design elements

foliage

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

plants

the natural world

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.35.123/1954_2.35.123.JPG

Farmers! Housewives! Children! - The President of the United States Appeals to You Personally - United States Department of Agriculture

Artist Unknown

Text Excerpt: Farmers! Housewives! Children! - The President of the United States Appeals to You Personally - These extracts from the address of President Wilson should be read carefully by every one who produces or can produce food and by all who consume food: - MY FELLOW COUTRYMEN: The entrance of our own beloved country into the grim and terrible war for democracy and human rights which has shaken the world creates so many problems of natural life and action which call for immediate consideration and settlement that I hope you will permit me to address to you a few words of earnest counsel and appeal with regard to them. … (headers) Abundant Food Supplies Essential … Make Sure of Large Harvests … To Young Men and Boys … To the Farmers of the South … The Government to Cooperate … To the Middlemen .. To Every Household - The supreme test of the nation has come. We must all speak, act, and serve together! - Woodrow Wilson (signed) [Text Excerpted from the "Message to the American People" on April 15, 1917]

Early 20th century

circa 1917-1919

1954/2.35.123

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.42356

animals

buildings and the land

descriptors

farming

how we live

mammals

materials

materials by function

objects

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by location or context

photographs

posters

text-based art

the natural world

transportation

vehicles

war

yards

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.180/1980_2.180.JPG

Rock and Shade, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Hosain Mosavat

Born 1934

20th century

1980

1980/2.180

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.42356

americas

atmospheric effects

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

locality

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

north & central america

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by function

the natural world

united states

Full Record: x-1949-sl-1.181/1949_1.181.JPG

That Which Must Not Come; Threat Over Mexico

Leopoldo Méndez

born 1903

20th century

1945

1949/1.181

woodcut on paper

rank 1.42319

americas

animals

associated concepts

birds

descriptors

locality

modern and contemporary art

north & central america

object genres

object genres by form

people and culture

political concepts

political ideologies and attitudes

social science concepts

the natural world

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.214/2010_1_214.JPG

Jar

Kôyama Kiyoko

This cylindircal jar has a circular lid with a small handle. The natural ash glaze creates a mix of green, black, gray, and reddish hues.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.214

stoneware with natural ash glaze

rank 1.42241

containers

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

Full Record: x-1973-sl-2.88/1973_2.88.JPG

Sword, ornament, and scabbard

Artist Unknown, Japan

The sword is long and slightly curved; the metal smith's name is engraved on the metal handle. The scabbard is painted with black laquer with image of samurai and cherry tree. He wears a jacket, pants, a straw hat and a sword, holding a brush, possibly writing a poem on a piece of paper hanging from the tree. The figure and tree are painted with rose-color and gold laquer.

19th century

1858

1973/2.88

forged steel, lacquer, and gold

rank 1.42178

cases (containers)

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

containers by form

descriptors

edged weapons

materials

materials by function

objects we use

sheaths

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.23/2011_2_23.JPG

Fatatsu no cho (Two Butterflies)

Nakayama Tadashi

The girl on the right, with a butterfly sitting on her hair, is looking at the big butterfly on the left, which the right side of the big butterfly's body is shown in the print.

born 1927

20th century

1972

2011/2.23

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.42178

animals and creatures

arthropods

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

insects

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-1.251/2013_1.251.JPG

Untitled

Les Klug

Woman holding a paint roller on a stick in the air in the middle of a field, top of the photograph looks like it is folding down.

1930-1988

1985

2013/1.251

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.42178

descriptors

design elements

image-making processes and techniques

ornament areas

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.35.48/1954_2.35.48.JPG

Eat Less, and let us be thankful that we have enough to share with those who fight for freedom - United States Food Administration

Albert Hendee

Text: Eat less, and let us be thankful that we have enough to share with those who fight for freedom - United States Food Administration

20th century

1918

1954/2.35.48

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.42105

armed conflicts

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

events

how we live

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

materials

materials by function

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and culture

war

world wars

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.35.49/1954_2.35.49.JPG

This is what God gives us - What are you giving so that others may live? Eat less wheat, meat, fats, sugar - Send more to Europe or they will starve

Albert Hendee

Text: This is what GOD gives us - What are you going so that others may live? - Eat less - WHEAT - MEAT - FATS - SUGAR - Send more to Europe or they will Starve - United States Food Administration

20th century

circa 1917

1954/2.35.49

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.42105

armed conflicts

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

events

how we live

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

materials

materials by function

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and culture

war

world wars

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.90/2012_2_90.JPG

Mishka the Space Dog is being dressed, while Tsyganka the other Space Dog is already dressed, 1960

Dmitri Baltermants

Mishka and Tsyganka, the Russian space dogs. Mishka, the dog on the left, is not yet fully dressed and still lacks the headpiece. Tsyganka on the right is fully dressed in her spacesuit and headpiece.

Russian, 1912-1990

2003

2012/2.90

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41952

animals and creatures

asia (continent)

descriptors

geographic and political locations

image-making processes and techniques

mammals

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.314/1972_2.314.JPG

Brocaded Silk

Anonymous French or British?

18th century

1720-1740

1972/2.314

brocaded silk

rank 1.41940

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

concepts relating to the creative process

descriptors

design elements

foliage

medium

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

plants

the natural world

Full Record: x-1984-sl-1.308/1984_1.308.JPG

The Memorial Well, The Marble Statue by Marochetti

Samuel Bourne

1834-1912

20th century

1834-1912

1984/1.308

albumen print on paper

rank 1.41940

architecture

crosses

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects

objects we use

religion

religions

rock

rock by form

statues

subject matter

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wells

Full Record: x-1957-sl-1.55/1957_1.55.JPG

Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware

Artist Unknown, Iran

13th century

13th century

1957/1.55

amber, green, and brown glaze on fritware

rank 1.41851

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels