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Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.370/1987_1.370.JPG

Ogura-sen Hyakunin Isshu: Murasaki Shikibu (Kano'en Gundaiyu? and Isamu Rokichirô?, two Samurai of Aizu)

Andô Hiroshige III

According to the colophon, the figures depicted in the lower part of the print are two samurai of Aizu; the large figure in the front is Isamu Sôkichirô, who has challenged the figure in the rear, Rokuya Ongun Taiyu, to a vendetta.

1843-1894

19th century

circa 1843-1846

1987/1.370

color woodblock print on paper

rank 12.05575

descriptors

edged weapons

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

weapons and ammunition

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.109/1978_2.109.JPG

Six-armed Bodhisattva Mañjusri, standing, with two celestial attendants

Artist Unknown, India

Mañjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, standing with two celestial attendants. This representation of Manjushri includes six arms, one of which holds a sword, while a narrow book (modeled after books made from palm leaves) lays across his upper hand. Manjushri is wearing an ornamented crown and necklace, and is encircled by a halo of flames.

17th-18th century

17th century

1978/2.109

bronze

rank 12.01248

asian

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

edged weapons

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.48/1998_1.48.JPG

Knife (Power Emblem)

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi

20th century

20th century

1998/1.48

iron blade with wood handle

rank 11.93852

african

african styles by region

descriptors

edged weapons

gur-speaking peoples styles

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

western sudanese styles

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.68/1985_2.68.JPG

Scarification knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1935

1985/2.68

iron and copper wire

rank 11.90830

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Scarification knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1935

1985/2.69

steel and copper wire

rank 11.90830

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.73/2012_2_73.JPG

The Red Army Crosses the Oder River into Germany, December

Dmitri Baltermants

A group of Red Army soldiers transporting a small cannon through the Oder River to enter Germany.

Russian, 1912-1990

1944; printed 2003

2012/2.73

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 11.87919

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

europe (continent)

firearms

geographic and political locations

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

photographic prints

photographic prints by process

photographs

photographs by form

positives

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

small arms

small arms by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.100/1998_1.100.JPG

Prestige Axe

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bambara

20th century

20th century

1998/1.100

metal blade with wood handle with metal studs

rank 11.86974

african

african styles by region

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

manding

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

western sudanese styles

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.176/1975_2.176.JPG

Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina and devotees

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

Multi-colored ink on paper. Prominent reds, yellows and blues. Six figures, three smaller (clothed), three larger (nude or semi-nude). Scene of worship.

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.176

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 11.74777

asian

associated concepts

biological concepts

forms

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

health and related concepts

health-related concepts

lighting devices

lighting devices by form

making art

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

physical activities

physical activities by general context

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

scientific concepts

text-based art

torches and torch holders

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.54/1961_2_54.JPG

Female Buddhist Deity?

Artist Unknown, China

14th-15th century

circa 1350-1450

1961/2.54

wall painting (fragment): ink and color on plaster

rank 11.74317

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

edged weapons

image-making processes and techniques

legendary creatures

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

painting (image-making)

painting and painting techniques

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions

religions and religious concepts

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.34/1984_2.34.JPG

Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.34

carved wood, patination and red wood powder

rank 11.71673

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

sculpture

sculpture by technique

tools and equipment

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.66/2011_1_66.JPG

Untitled

Robert Rauschenberg

Images of a old fashioned space shuttle, a man hanging on to two arrows, a face, the American flag. Done in red ink with beige filler, except for the man and the arrows, who are filled in with white.

1925 - 2008

1970

2011/1.66

lithograph on paper

rank 11.68173

air and space transportation vehicles

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

heads

identifying artifacts

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

photographic prints

photographic prints by color

photographs

photographs by form

positives

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

the human body

transportation vehicles

upper body

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.8/1978_2.8.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with iris design

Artist Unknown, Japan

It is a round, openwork iron tsuba, in the design of three interconnected irises. The two holes are plugged with gold.

18th century

circa 1780

1978/2.8

iron and gold

rank 11.67215

buildings and the land

descriptors

edged weapons

herbaceous plants

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

natural landscapes

objects we use

plant material

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

woody plants

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.154/1983_1.154.JPG

Saint Sebastian

Master B of the Die

active ca. 1530

16th century

16th century

1983/1.154

engraving on laid paper

rank 11.54470

architecture

atmospheric effects

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

cityscapes

geography

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

people by state or condition

plants

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

religious figures

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

the natural world

transportation structures

transportation structures by form

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.86/1998_1_86.JPG

Sword (eben)

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

Cast ceremonial sword. The "fan" shape is indicative of the royal eben type. The general shape may be derived from northern, Sahelian influences. The looped handle is also typical of the eben type.

20th century

20th century

1998/1.86

metal blade with ivory, leather and cloth covered handle

rank 11.51558

african

ancient african styles and periods

ancient west african styles and periods

aristocracy

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

groups of people

nigerian

nobility

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.278/1980_2.278.JPG

Bodhisattva Mañjusri

Nepal

18th century

18th century

1980/2.278

bronze

rank 11.40040

asian

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

edged weapons

form attributes

motifs

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.101/1998_1.101.JPG

Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Bamileke

20th century

20th century

1998/1.101

metal blade with wood handle

rank 11.29597

african

african styles by region

cameroon grassfields

cameroon styles

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.397/1983_1.397.JPG

Noh Dancer as Empress Jingû with a Trout

Yamawaki Tôki

An masked Noh actor dressed as Empress Jingû is holds a catch of a river trout on a pole. The actor wears a brocade kimono with a floral scroll design, tucked into a stiffly starched pair of brocade trousers. His cloak is a green gauze silk with woven gold phoenix designs.

1777-1839

19th century

1831

1983/1.397

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 11.23756

animals and creatures

costume

costume by function

descriptors

edged weapons

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the performing arts

performing artists

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plant material

scroll paintings

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

wood and wood products

wood products

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.123a-b/1985_2.123AB.JPG

Knife with wooden scabbard

African, Southern Songye

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.123A-B

iron, wood, copper and twine

rank 11.13466

african

african styles by region

cases (containers)

central and equatorial african styles

containers

containers by form

edged weapons

luba region

objects

objects we use

people and culture

sheaths

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.262/1987_1.262.JPG

Fragment of a gaming piece with male slaying beast, possibly Hercules and the Erymanthian boar, zigzag pattern with incised circles in border

Samson Carver, Pricked-Ivories Workshop, Cologne, Germany

Fragment of circular gaming piece carved in elephant ivory in high relief. Standing male figure wearing knee-length robe holds sword in right hand and stabs inverted beast in the chest. Forelegs of beast end in hooves; head of beast characterized by large eye and pronounced nostril. Left arm of figure and rear half of the beast missing. Border contains zigzag pattern with bead motif.

12th century

circa 1150

1987/1.262

elephant ivory

rank 10.97126

animals and creatures

bone

bone by form

card, table and board game elements

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

dentin

descriptors

edged weapons

mammals

materials

materials by composition

object-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

relief

sculpture techniques

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.5/1978_2_5_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with design of Kanzan (Chinese, Han Shan) and Jittoku (Chinese, Shihde), two Zen eccentrics

Artist Unknown, Japan

Circular tsuba, made of iron. It has two holes in the middle. Two figures, Kanzan and Jittoku, are carved on the lower right corner. Kanzan, who holds a scroll on his hand, and Jittoku, who holds a bloom stick and pointing to the sky, are looking upward. The two figures are carved slightly higher than the surface. On the back, there is the moon partially obscured by clouds. Gold and silver alloy inlays are applied to the moon and the clouds. Gold is also inlayed in their eyes, parts of the garments, and Kanzan's scroll. Shakudô (copper-gold alloy) is inlayed in Jittoku's bloom and his jacket collars.

18th century

early 18th century

1978/2.5

iron with gold, silver, and shakudô (copper-gold alloy) inlays

rank 10.90533

associated concepts

buddhism

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

edged weapon components

edged weapons

japanese buddhism

motifs

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

physical sciences concepts

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious (people)

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.46/1976_2.46.JPG

Mahishasuramardini

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th century

17th century

1976/2.46

bronze

rank 10.77640

animals and creatures

buffalo

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.110a-amp-amp-sem-b/1960_2.110.JPG

Ge (halberd)

Artist Unknown, China

the ceremonial degger-axe replicate in jade a common bronze weapon of the Shang dynasty called ge. It has a wide blade with a sharp point at one end and a plain, rectangular tang on the other.

1600 BCE - 1100 BCE

1960/2.110A&B

green nephrite with mottling

rank 10.77551

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1994-sl-2.17/1994_2.17.JPG

The Farnese Hercules

Jacob Bos

This engraving reproduces a colossal marble sculpture of Hercules leaning upon his club, which is draped with a lion skin. Bos carefully records the powerful musculature of the figure and sets the statue within a niche.

active c.1520-c.1580

16th century

1562

1994/2.17

engraving on laid paper

rank 10.77209

transfer method

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

enclosing structural elements

figures (representations)

intaglio prints

objects we use

percussive weapons

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

sculpture

sculpture by subject type

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

wall components

wall components by form or function

walls and wall components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.119/1960_2.119OBV.JPG

Dagger-axe (Ko)

Artist Unknown, China

ceremonial jade ge dagger-axe, pointed blade on one end and squared tang for hafting on the other. It was broken and mented in the middle. Traces of cinnabar, red mercury sulfide, remain on the jade surface, indicating it probably came from a Shang elite burial in China. The jade material was probably fire treated to create the bony look.

16th-12th century BCE

1600 BCE - 1100 BCE

1960/2.119

heat-treated jade

rank 10.75426

descriptors

events

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and culture

rock

rock by form

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.358/1983_1.358.JPG

Knife

African, Congo (Zaire), Zande?

20th century

circa 1940

1983/1.358

iron, brass and wood

rank 10.74211

objects

objects we use

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1956-sl-1.68/1956_1.68.JPG

The Labors of Hercules: The Dragon of the Garden of the Hesperides (one of the s

Heinrich Aldegrever

1502- circa 1561

16th century

1550

1956/1.68

engraving on paper

rank 10.65512

massing or shape

allegory and literature

animals and creatures

architecture

building divisions

buildings and the land

clubs

components

components and systems

components by specific context

creatures

descriptors

fights

figures

figures (representations)

gardens

houses

iconography

inorganic material

legendary creatures

materials

materials by composition

mythology

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

percussive weapons

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plants

single built works

single built works by form

single built works by specific type

the natural world

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.49/1977_2.49.JPG

Four-armed Vishnu

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan

Vishnu stands with his legs apart holding his four attributes in his hands. Reading in clockwise direction from his right front hand he holds: his club, discus, conch and lotus, here a rather flat object cupped in his palm. His back two arms are extremely short. The figure is encircled with a decorated arch with a line of beads and triangular shaped openings around them. A stylized sun and moon are to either side of Vishnu’s head. He wears a variety of simple, lumpy jewelry at his feet are a horse to his right and a bull or cow to his left and between them are three rings lying flat on the base. At the front of the base are seven stylized horses, identifying this as a combination figure: Vishnu and the sun god Surya, whose chariot is pulled by seven horses.

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.49

bronze

rank 10.65442

animals and creatures

associated concepts

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

design elements

hindu

mammals

materials

materials by composition

motifs

named gods and goddesses

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

percussive weapons

plant-derived motifs

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

religion

religions

religions and religious concepts

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

sports and athletic equipment

subject matter

track and field sports equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1967-sl-1.41/1967_1.41.STDREZ.JPG

Artillery Battle (Artillerieschlacht)

Otto Dix

A human face in anguish, with hands raised to his cheeks, looks out from the center of a visual field full of slashing diagonals and explosive triangles of color. On the left side, smoke billows.

1891 - 1969

20th century

1917

1967/1.41

charcoal and gouache on paper mounted on linen

rank 10.61961

armed conflicts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

european

european styles and periods

events

explosive weapons

heads

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

objects we use

paintings

paintings by material or technique

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wars

watercolors

weapons

weapons and ammunition

world wars

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.59/1981_2.59.JPG

Durga, seated, with sixteen arms

Artist Unknown, India, South India

Durga sits with her legs in a half lotus position, crossed in front of her, but not interlaced. She has a narrow waist and rounded pointy breasts with broad shoulders. Her front two hands hold a rosary (also in a reassuring gesture) and a pot. Her other hands fan out around her. Reading clockwise, she carries a wide assortment of weapons, an arrow, sword, feather, club, discus, trident and [?] on her right and conch, bell, noose, trident, club?, shield, bow and a kapala (skull cup). She has large open eyes and a full mouth and nose. She wears jewelry including necklaces and shoulder loops, armlets, bracelets and large floral earrings. Her crown rest atop her head, but there are wing-like elements that fan out behind her ears. She sits on a squared base with stylized lotus petals over simpler moldings.

18th century

18th century

1981/2.59

copper

rank 10.59684

hollow-bodied

animal material

associated concepts

beads and sets of beads

bells and sets of bells

buildings and the land

chordophones

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

directly struck idiophones

edged weapons

figures

herbaceous plants

keratinous material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by state or condition

percussion idiophones

percussive weapons

plants

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

religions

religions and religious concepts

sets of beads

settlements and landscapes

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

spears (weapons)

spears by form

sports and athletic equipment

staff weapons

struck idiophones

track and field sports equipment

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

woody plants

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.102/1998_1.102.JPG

Short Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire) or Central Africa, Banja

20th century

20th century

1998/1.102

metal blade with copper wrapped wood handle

rank 10.56814

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.95/1998_1.95.JPG

Adze

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi

20th century

20th century

1998/1.95

iron blade with wood handle

rank 10.50621

african

african styles by region

cutting equipment

cutting tools

equipment

equipment by general type

equipment by process

gur-speaking peoples styles

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

western sudanese styles

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.64/1964_2.64.JPG

Battle of the Genji and Heike Forces

Artist Unknown, Japan

This 6-fold screen is a depiction of the Battle of Genji and Heike. In samurai armor, the Heike forces approach by ship from the left, while Genji forces rush to the shore on horseback and on foot—drawing the viewer’s attention to the center of the screens, where their confrontation will finally take place. The Heike forces can be identified by the red banners on their ships, while the Genji clan carries white banners.

16th century

1573-1650

1964/2.64

6-fold screen, ink and color on paper

rank 10.27850

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

associated concepts

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

earth sciences concepts

events

evergreens

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

landscapes (environments)

mammals

marine bodies

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

physical sciences concepts

plants

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

scientific concepts

settlements and landscapes

transportation vehicles

trees

trees by leaf life

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by general type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

woody plants

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The Attack on an Emigrant Train

Charles Ferdinand Wimar

The painting depicts a group of American settlers attempting to defend themselves against attack by a band of Native Americans. A covered wagon pulled by two horses is at the center of the composition; at left, two Native Americans attack the wagon with war clubs and tomahawks; a figure on the lead horse points a pistol directly at the head of one of his attackers, while a figure at the rear of the wagon shoots another attacker. At right other warriors on horseback ride past the train shooting arrows and wielding tomahawks.

1828-1862

19th century

1856

1895.80

oil on canvas

rank 10.17095

american regions

americas

animals

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

associated concepts

atmospheric effects

buildings and the land

cargo vehicles

cargo vehicles by form

cutting equipment

cutting tools

earth sciences concepts

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

events

fights

firearms

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

grassland

how we live

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

landscapes (environments)

locality

long guns

mammals

natural landscapes

north & central america

north american

objects

objects we use

passenger vehicles

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

physical activities

physical activities by general context

physical sciences concepts

plant communities

projectile launchers with nonexplosive propellant

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

scientific concepts

settlements and landscapes

small arms by form

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the americas

the natural world

tools and equipment

transportation vehicles

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

vehicles

war

weaponry

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Esu-Elegbara Dance Staff (ogo Esu-Elegbara)

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

At the top of the staff, a male and female supplicant peer from a cascade of cowries, brass beads, iron fragments, and seeds. Some cowries are stained with indigo dye. The lower bodies of the figures are concealed by the shell strands above. Their elongated hairstyles extend the overall verticality of the piece. The figure’s faces appear to be identical.

19th-20th century

1900-1975

2003/2.26

wood, leather, cowrie shells, brass, iron, seeds

rank 10.10978

arts

arts and related disciplines

ceremonial weapons

chordophones

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

disciplines

humanities

indirectly struck idiophones

international post-1945 styles and movements

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

performing arts

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

struck idiophones

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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The Farnese Hercules

Hendrick Goltzius

This impressively large engraving depicts the muscular back of a marble statue of a man. The figure leans upon a club draped with a lion skin and holds three apples in his right hand behind his back. Two men look up at the statue from the lower right corner of the print.

1558 - 1617

16th century

circa 1592

1994/2.13

engraving on medium weight laid paper

rank 10.07490

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

figures (representations)

food

fruit

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

percussive weapons

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

renaissance-baroque styles

renaissance-baroque styles and periods

sculpture

sculpture by subject type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Curved Saber

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Binja

20th century

20th century

1998/1.84

metal blade with brass wrapped wood handle with brass tacks

rank 10.07042

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

swords

swords by form

weapons and ammunition

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Unidentified Kabuki Actor as Sword-face

Ueno Tadamasa

Color woodblock print of a kabuki actor on gray mica ground. Actor appears to be playing the role of a samurai, with his hair in a top-knot, a family crest on the arm of his kimono, and a sword complete with scabbard ornament. His head tilts downward seriously as his hand reaches to unsheath his sword.

1904-1970

20th century

circa 1940

2009/2.18

ink and gray mica on paper

rank 9.93923

transfer method

asian

buildings and the land

east asian

edged weapons

entertainment events

events

japanese

japanese printmaking styles

japanese styles

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the performing arts

performances

performing artists

performing arts buildings

performing arts structures

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Durga as slayer of the Buffalo Demon (Mahishasuramardini)

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan

16th century

16th century

1976/2.48

bronze

rank 9.84743

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buffalo

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

weapons and ammunition

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Royal Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/2.56

iron, wood and copper

rank 9.79418

african

african styles by region

aristocracy

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

groups of people

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Engraved Powder Horn

Artist Unknown

Animal horn engraved with the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, in which a crowned lion and a chained unicorn supporting a shield stand above a banner with the motto “dieu et mon droit” (which directly translated from French means “God and my right” referring to the monarch’s divine right to govern which has been used as the motto of the British monarch since it was adopted by Henry V (1413-1422)). The shield consists of four quadrants: the first quadrant contains four lions, the second contains three fleurs de lis, the third contains a mermaid and a harp, the fourth contains three lions and a stag or dog-like animal. Surrounding the shield is a belt or garter upon which is emblazoned “Honi soit qui mal y pense” which means “evil unto they who think evil,” the motto of the Order of the Knights of the Garter, an ancient exclusive British order consisting of 25 members who were selected by the king of England. Near the base, the horn is engraved with a cityscape of Philadelphia from the harbor with numerous buildings, towers, boats and ships, and a man with a rifle shooting at a stag or lion in the distance.

18th century

18th century

2007/1.101

animal horn

rank 9.56471

animal material

descriptors

geographic and political locations

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

north and central america (continent)

objects we use

pennsylvania (state)

united states (nation)

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

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Scabbard (of set of knife and scabbard)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.54B

Iron, copper, leather, string, wood and brass tacks

rank 9.02107

cases (containers)

containers

containers by form

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects we use

sheaths

weapons and ammunition

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Knife (of set of knife and scabbard)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.54A

Iron, copper, leather, string, wood and brass tacks

rank 8.92736

cutting equipment

cutting tools

equipment

equipment by process

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons and ammunition

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Warriors going into battle from a Mahabharata series

India, Maharashtra, Paithan School

Three warriors march forward, taking up nearly the entire frame. Blue soldiers carring weapons and shields bring up the front and rear. They appear to move through a stylized tree landscape.

19th century

early 19th century - mid 19th century

1975/2.150

ink and opaque watercolor on paper

rank 8.86347

armed conflicts

buildings and the land

document genres

document genres by function

events

information forms

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

plants

religious texts

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapons and ammunition

woody plants

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Ôtsu-e: Benkei with a Halberd (Naginata Benkei)

Japan, Signature and/or Seal Unread

This painting portrays Saito Musashibo Benkei holding a halberd. Benkei was a Japanese warrior monk, a popular subject of Japanese folklore. Here the painting is accompanied by text, which became common on images with moralistic messages poking fun at society.

18th century

18th century

1964/2.101

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 8.67880

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

writing (processes)

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Soldier figure

African, West Africa, Kamba

Carved wooden figure of a soldier. The general shape is cyclindrical and elongated on the vertical axis. The helmet, uniform, and gun are styled after WW2 era armaments. The jacket, gun, and face are detailed.

20th century

1900-1983

1983/2.193

wood

rank 8.65002

costume

costume by function

descriptors

figures

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

uniforms

visual works

visual works by subject type

weaponry

weapons and ammunition

whip

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Adios a Sandino

Armando Morales

Several armed men pose in front of a set of arches. Each man is wearing an ammunition belt.

b. 1927

1993

2011/1.96.3

lithograph on paper

rank 7.91978

arches and arch components

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

prints

prints by process or technique

spanning and projecting structural elements

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons and ammunition

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Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina venerated by a monk, raja, and warriors

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

The image is divided in to two main halves.

The top half is divided in 3, and the bottom half divided in 6. All the divided spaces, except for the lower right corner contain a human figure. In the top half the two outer figures face inward toward the central figure who is seated on a panel slightly above them. The central figure is yellow, with out clothing, on a red background outlined with an olive green border. The figure to the left is cream colored without clothing on a pinkish background. While the figure to the right is clothed in red on a green background.

The figures in the lower half carry shields and various weapons. The dominate colors in each of the 6 sections rotates between green, blue, red and yellow.

18th century

18th century

1975/2.179

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 7.53170

image form

layout features

components

components and systems

components by specific context

figures (representations)

groups of people

illustrations

illustrations by form

images and ornament

information form components

kinship groups

layout features

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

social groups

views

views by vantage point or orientation

visual works

visual works by form

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

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Interior of a Guardroom

David Teniers the Younger

Groups of men gamble, smoke, and drink in a dark guardroom. In the left foreground a seated man wearing a red sash lights his white clay pipe, while his companion pauses his smoking to listen to a man standing next to him. The red of the smoker's sash is repeated in the flag and fabrics strewn about in the right foreground, which form part of a still-life of weapons, musical instruments, and glinting armor heaped together against the wall. Between these brightly lit foreground vignettes the scene recedes into the darkened interior where a group of five men gather about a table to gamble.

1610-1690

17th century

1635-1645

1965/1.185

oil on panel

rank 7.24370

armor groupings

building divisions

components

components and systems

components by specific context

costume groupings

membranophones

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by specific context

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

rooms and spaces

rooms and spaces by location or context

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition