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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ewer with animal head, with band of decorative inscriptions at shoulder in thuluth script on an arabesque ground

Artist Unknown, Iran

12th-13th century

12th century - 13th century

1959/1.90

earthenware with appliquéd barbotine decoration

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

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Jug, narrow neck & single handle, band of decorative inscriptions at shoulder

Artist Unknown, Iran

n.d.

1959/1.92

molded terracotta

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

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Narrow-neck jug with single handle and molded decorative register at shoulder

Artist Unknown, Iran

10th-12th century

10th century - 12th century

1959/1.93

molded terracotta

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

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Jug with wide cylindrical body and tall, tapered neck

Artist Unknown, Iran

12th century

12th century

1959/1.118

unglazed terracotta inlaid with glazed terracotta

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

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Shallow bowl with stylized floral medallion

Artist Unknown, Iran

11th-12th century

11th century - 12th century

1961/1.183

fritware with yellow and brown overglaze decoration

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

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Bowl with concentric bands of epigraphic decoration

Iran or Transoxiana

10th century

10th century

1961/1.184

earthenware with white slip, red, brown, and green slip painting, clear glaze

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

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Bugeleisen (Iron)

Konrad Klapheck

Born 1935

20th century

1968

1971/1.204

lithograph on paper

rank 1.41851

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

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And Iron in Brussels Museum

Albert Kahn

(1869 - 1942)

19th century

August 1891

1972/2.517

graphite on paper

rank 1.41851

belgium

descriptors

europe

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

locality

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

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Snuff bottle in the shape of a vase, with stylized floral patterns

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1825-1900

1980/2.130

porcelain with blue underglaze painting; coral and brass stopper

rank 1.41851

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

design elements

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.127/1986_2.127.JPG

Loom Heddle Pulley

African, Nigeria, Ibo

20th century

circa 1950

1986/2.127

carved wood, twine and metal

rank 1.41851

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

the human body

upper body

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Kimono #3

Binh Pho

born Vietnam, 1955

21st century

2001

2002/2.176

olive, ash and bamboo

rank 1.41851

containers

containers by form

costume

costume by form

descriptors

main garments

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

wood and wood products

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Animals of the Zodiac (pair with 2003/1.383.2)

Yoshikawa Kôkei

The animals are presented in zodiac sequence, from right to left: mouse, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, serpent, horse, goat, monkey, chicken, dog, and boar. The eight-fold screen allows the animals to seem to walk across the space. Negative space plays a significant role in the screen, creating a place for the animals to exist and at the same time extending into the room.

active 1920's

20th century

1924

2003/1.383.1

one of a pair of six-fold screens, ink and color on silk

rank 1.41851

animals and creatures

descriptors

design elements

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

legendary creatures

mammals

motifs

objects we use

Pale aqua silk underkimono with woven designs of fans scattered among waves

Artist Unknown, Japan

White neckband of leno weave in a stripe. Silk leno crepe with twill design of fans among waves.

second half of 20th century

2nd half of 20th century

2005/1.396

Silk crepe with twill design of fans among waves

rank 1.41851

animal material

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories carried

costume by form

descriptors

fibroinous material

main garments

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

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Untitled (Man at Potter's Wheel)

Takis (Dimitris) Tloupas

Shows a man leaning over at a potters wheel. The floor and walls appear to be made of dirt.

1920-2003

1972

2012/1.249

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41851

color

ceramics

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

photographs

photographs by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Do you have too many, too few, or just the right amount of books in your library?, from the Haven Hall Installation 2012

Benjamin Patterson

Textual ink print on paper, signed by the artist. Matted and framed.

2012

2012/2.110.3

plastic frame with plexi glass, stickers, and ink on paper with blue matting

rank 1.41851

coating (material)

coating by form

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

information form components

layout features

materials

materials by function

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Storage jar with four loop handles

Artist Unknown, China

3rd-6th century

220-589

1993/1.98

stoneware with celadon glaze on upper half

rank 1.41635

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

vessels

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Martin Luther King

Ben Shahn

A black and white wood engraving of Martin Luther King Jr. His mouth is open wide as if giving one of his famous speeches. Underneath his image is a quote of King's and his signature.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.103

wood engraving on paper

rank 1.41635

associated concepts

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social science concepts

sociological concepts

writing (processes)

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Old Pier Head

Edmund Blampied

1886-1966

20th century

1921

1977/2.146

drypoint on paper

rank 1.41433

animals

descriptors

inorganic material

mammals

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

the natural world

transportation

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

waterscapes

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College Green, Dublin

William Lawrence

20th century

1840-1931

1979/2.113

albumen print on paper

rank 1.41433

animals

architecture

descriptors

europe

horsemen

inorganic material

locality

mammals

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects

objects we use

rock

rock by form

statues

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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St. Croce and the Statue of Dante in Florence (St. Croce e Statua di Dante, Fire)

Sommer, Giorgio and Behles, Edmund

20th century

1914-1934

1986/1.151

albumen print on paper

rank 1.41433

architecture

buildings

churches

descriptors

europe

inorganic material

italy

locality

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects

objects we use

places of worship

rock

rock by form

statues

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Seated Father in Plaid Jacket, Mother in Overcoat, Baby in Father's Lap

Mike Disfarmer

A young family posing for the camera. The man on the left is wearing a plaid jacket and is holding a young boy in his arms. The woman is seated next to him in a blouse, skirt and her coat.

1884-1959

circa 1940

2014/2.283

vintage gelatin silver contact print on paper

rank 1.41405

descriptors

groups of people

kinship groups

materials

materials by function

offspring

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

social groups

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Rectangular Woven Three-tiered Picnic Basket

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

20th century

2006/2.34A-D

woven bamboo

rank 1.41376

containers

containers by form

containers by function or context

containers for storing or transporting food

culinary containers

descriptors

grass (plant material)

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

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Glass Inkwell with Silver Lid

Artist Unknown

Inkwell with round shape body made with glass. There are "air bubbles" inside the glass; and there is a metal lid cover on top.

1875-1975

2010/1.311

glass, metal

rank 1.41201

associated concepts

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

dynamics

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

mechanics concepts

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

scientific concepts

surface tension

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The Lion of Lucerne

Giorgio Sommer

1834-1914

20th century

1834-1914

1984/1.307

albumen print on paper

rank 1.40880

allegory and literature

animals

descriptors

geography

inorganic material

mammals

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects

objects we use

rock by form

text-based art

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weaponry

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.125/2000_2.125.JPG

Five Builders with Tool Box

Jacob Lawrence

1917 - 2000

20th century

1996

2000/2.125

soft ground etching and aquatint on paper

rank 1.40844

additive and joining processes and techniques

assembling

containers

containers by form

descriptors

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.197/2012_2_197.JPG

View of a Hilltown

Pierre Antoine Patel

This pen and ink and wash drawing depicts a view of a town amidst a hilly landscape. A dog stands atop a hill and looks toward a body of water in the midground. A cluster of buildings are scattered throughout the composition. The central building has a large arched portico. Clouds of smoke appear to be billowing out of buildings.

1648-1707

2012/2.197

pen and brown and black ink grey wash over red chalk on thin laid paper laid down on medium laid paper

rank 1.40844

buildings and the land

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

object genres

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

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The Planets - The Sun (No. 4 of the series of 7 prints)

Hans Sebald Beham

1500-1550

16th century

1500-1550

1949/1.133

woodcut on paper

rank 1.40823

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

motifs

natural element motifs

objects

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

scientific concepts

transportation

vehicles

Full Record: x-1958-sl-1.122/1958_1.122.JPG

Calavera Huertista

José Guadalupe Posada

1851-1913

20th century

circa 1910

1958/1.122

relief engraving on metal

rank 1.40823

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

how we live

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

rites of passage

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1958-sl-1.123/1958_1.123.JPG

Calavera Zapatista

José Guadalupe Posada

1851-1913

20th century

1851-1913

1958/1.123

relief engraving on metal

rank 1.40823

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

clothing

descriptors

mammals

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

objects

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

the natural world

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Melanchonia

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

1609-1664

17th century

circa 1648

1959/1.128

etching on medium-weight, slightly textured, buff laid paper

rank 1.40823

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

figures

mammals

materials

materials by origin

objects

people and occupations

plants

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1982-sl-1.209a-amp-amp-sem-b/1982_1.209A_B.JPG

Blue-and-white covered jar, Kangxi era, with floral design

Artist Unknown, China

18th century

1662-1722

1982/1.209A&B

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.40823

ceramics

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

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

vessels

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.533.1/1997_1.525.1.JPG

Hiroshima Series

Jacob Lawrence

1917 - 2000

20th century

1983

1997/1.533.1

screenprint, printed in eleven colors on Somerset soft-white paper

rank 1.40823

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

genres

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

objects

people and occupations

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

standing

weaponry

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.533.4/1997_1.525.4.JPG

Hiroshima Series

Jacob Lawrence

1917 - 2000

20th century

1983

1997/1.533.4

screenprint, printed in eleven colors on Somerset soft-white paper

rank 1.40823

allegory and literature

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

genres

materials

materials by origin

mythology

people and occupations

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.173/1998_1.173.JPG

The Five Orders of Architecture

Herbert W. Johe

born 1914

20th century

1993

1998/1.173

watercolor on paper

rank 1.40823

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

architecture

creatures

descriptors

mammals

materials

materials by origin

panels

people and occupations

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1963-sl-2.68/1963_2_68.JPG

White celadon bowl with incised diamond pattern

Katô Takuo

The large white bowl is round with a wide rim and a narrow bottom; almost like an up-side-down cone shape. Diamond patterns are stamped around the middle of the body. It has no foot. The rim is slightly warped.

1917 - 2005

20th century

circa 1960

1963/2.68

Porcelain with white celadon glaze

rank 1.40815

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

geometric motifs

motifs

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

vessels

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.38/1971_2.38.JPG

Kponiugo Mask

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

19th or 20th century

1800-1971

1971/2.38

wood, brass tacks and kaolin

rank 1.40815

animals

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-1972-sl-2.493/1972_2.493.JPG

Wro't Iron Work, Munich Museum

Albert Kahn

(1869 - 1942)

19th century

July 15, 1891

1972/2.493

graphite on paper

rank 1.40815

architecture

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

keyholes

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.496/1972_2.496.JPG

Wro't iron work in Munich Museum

Albert Kahn

(1869 - 1942)

19th century

July 12, 1891

1972/2.496

graphite on paper

rank 1.40815

architecture

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

keyholes

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.497/1972_2.497.JPG

Wro't Iron Work in National Museum, Munich

Albert Kahn

(1869 - 1942)

19th century

July 15, 1891

1972/2.497

graphite on paper

rank 1.40815

architecture

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

keyholes

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

Full Record: x-1990-sl-1.263/1990_1_263.JPG

Cizhou-type ware bottle with abstract floral design

Artist Unknown, China

vase with globular body and double-ring mouth, decorated with abstract, free hand painting of abstract floral designs in russet on the upper section of the body.

13th-14th century

late 13th century - mid 14th century

1990/1.263

stoneware with dark glaze and iron-rich pigment

rank 1.40815

bottles

bottles by function

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

vessels