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Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.24/2002_2.24VW1.JPG

Netsuke of demon hiding under a straw hat

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

2002/2.24

wood

rank 1.91513

animals and creatures

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

form attributes

legendary creatures

objects we use

sculpture by function

sculpture by material

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.23/1977_2.23.JPG

Arnold Tholinx, Inspector, after Rembrandt

Pierre François Basan

1723-1797

18th century

1723-1797

1977/2.23

etching on paper

rank 1.91396

animals

biological components

clothing

components

components and systems

components by specific context

figures

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

mammals

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

seating furniture

single seating furniture

the human body

the natural world

upper body

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.209/1954_1.209.JPG

Apollyon

William Blake

Drawing of militaristic angels approaching two men fighting at sea. One angels holds a bow and above and to the right are three more angels carrying clouds. On the left of the image is a serpent curled around a tree.

1757-1827

18th-19th century

1757-1827

1954/1.209

graphite on white paper

rank 1.91396

animals

events

natural events

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plants

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

reptiles and amphibians

serpents

the natural world

waterscapes

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.246/1980_2.246.JPG

Two men on a camel

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Jodhpur

Three main figures (two men and the camel they are riding) are brought to the foreground because of the contrast between their light colors against the stark green hill. The hill dominates the background leaving only a little bit of blue sky visible in the top corners. Underneath the main figures a secondary white dog and rabbit are also prominent.

19th century

mid 19th century

1980/2.246

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.91396

layout features

animals and creatures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

illustrations

illustrations by form

images and ornament

information form components

layout features

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.111/1983_2.111.JPG

Bilvamangala series: Krishna Venerated by People and Animals (fol. no. 8)

India, Rajasthan, Mewar School

Ink, watercolor and gold on paper. Central figure, Vishnu with devotees on his right and left. Male figures are located on the left side of Vishnu and the female figures on the right. The animals are depicted on the lower half of the portrait which goes with traditional hierarchical beliefs. The tiger is on the left and the elephant on the right.

late 17th - early 18th century

circa 1700

1983/2.111

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.91141

layout features

animals and creatures

associated concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

illustrations

illustrations by form

images and ornament

information form components

layout features

mammals

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.268/2010_1.268.JPG

Porcelain Inkwell with flowers and butterfly and rounded corners

Artist Unknown

A porcelain inkwell with rounded corners. Painted flowers and butterflies decorate the base and the lid. The flowers are blue while the butterfly is gold.

1875-1975

2010/1.268

porcelain, metal

rank 1.90903

animals and creatures

arthropods

buildings and the land

ceramics

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

herbaceous plants

insects

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

plants

pottery (object genre)

settlements and landscapes

stoneware

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.10/1993_2.10.JPG

Leaf from a Bible with Daniel in the lions' den aided by the prophet Habakuk

Artist Unknown, France

Two columns of Latin text fill this page taken from a bible manuscript. A painting in a gold rectangular frame is located in the lower right column. An angel descends from a blue semicircular disc in the upper right corner of the painting and grasps a larger figure by the hair with both hands. This second figure holds a jug in his left hand and a plate with bread in his right. A third figure, dressed in a white robe, reaches up toward this larger figure from an enclosure below. He appears against a black background and four gray animal heads overlap his torso.

13th century

circa 1290

1993/2.10

ink, tempera and gold on parchment

rank 1.90793

animals and creatures

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

document genres

document genres by conditions of production

document genres by function

food

information forms

legendary creatures

mammals

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious texts

vessels

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.310/1954_1.310.JPG

The Blindness of Tobit: The Larger Plate

Rembrandt van Rijn

1606-1669

17th century

1651

1954/1.310

etching with gray wash on paper

rank 1.90735

animals

architecture

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

mammals

man

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

seating furniture

single seating furniture

the natural world

tools

tools and equipment

walking sticks

Purple haori with supplementary weft brocade woven bird-and-flowers designs

Artist Unknown, Japan

Purple silk damask (rinzu) in T-paper pattern (sayagata), bokashi dyed so that the shoulders are a darker purple than the lower half of the haori. Woven designs of phoenixes, paulownia, cranes, chysanthemums, etc., incorporate metallic threads. Lining is orange and white silk. There are purple and white kumihimo (a kind of cord) with tassels.

mid-20th century

circa 1930-1939

2005/1.355

purple silk damask with woven designs

rank 1.90646

animals and creatures

birds

buildings and the land

costume

costume by form

flowers (plants)

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

legendary creatures

main garments

main garments for the upper body

natural landscapes

objects we use

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1962-sl-1.105/1962_1_105.JPG

Zen eccentric contemplating a fish

Kanô Tsunenobu

A shabbily dressed figure holds out at arm’s length a small fish. He is completely focused on his catch, and his mouth almost seems to drool. The face, hands, and feet are sketched in a deliberately simplistic way, while the costume is drawn with only a few swift slashes of the brush, and the strokes bleed into each other.

(active 1636 - 1713)

17th-18th century

mid 17th century - early 18th century

1962/1.105

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.90646

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buddhism

chinese buddhism

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

japanese buddhism

materials

materials by function

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

scroll paintings

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.25/1998_2.25.JPG

Untitled [Woodpeckers perched on the side of a tree]

Kawano Kaoru

This print, as the title indicates, portrays woodpeckers percehed on the side of a tree.

1916 - 1965

20th century

mid 20th century

1998/2.25

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.90070

animals and creatures

asia (continent)

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

geographic and political locations

heads

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by origin

natural landscapes

plant material

plants

settlements and landscapes

the human body

upper body

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

wood and wood products

woody plants

Full Record: x-1967-sl-1.38/1967_1.38.JPG

Eve Tempted by the Serpent

Defendente Ferrari

A nude woman with long hair flowing down her back grasps a tree branch with her right hand and bends it downward in order to more easily pluck the green fruit dangling at its tip with her left hand. Her white body contrasts starkly with the darker tones of the surrounding landscape. The less conspicuous figure of a serpent with the head of a bearded man coils about the trunk of the tree next to the woman and fixes her with his stare.

active 1500-1535

16th century

1520-1525

1967/1.38

tempera on panel

rank 1.90054

animals and creatures

bible

buildings and the land

descriptors

document genres

document genres by function

europe (continent)

food

fruit

geographic and political locations

information forms

italy (nation)

materials

materials by function

objects we use

old testament

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by form

religious texts

reptiles

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.107/1985_1.107.JPG

Soaring Birds (oiseaux au fulgurant)

Georges Braque

The print features two birds soaring, their beaks almost touching. They are encircled by a ring, reminiscent of a window.

1882-1963

20th century

1963

1985/1.107

color lithograph on cream wove paper

rank 1.89991

animals and creatures

european

european styles and periods

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-2012-sl-1.270/2012_1.270.JPG

Indian Bronze Ganesha

Artist Unknown

A bronze statue of an Hindu god. The figure has an elephant head attached to a human body.

2012/1.270

bronze

rank 1.89466

animals and creatures

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

inorganic material

mammals

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects we use

people and culture

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1959-sl-1.129/1959_1.129.JPG

St. Jerome Reading

Jusepe de Ribera

c.1591-1652

17th century

17th century

1959/1.129

etching on paper

rank 1.89100

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

mammals

man

man on horseback

materials

materials by origin

men on horseback

people and culture

people and occupations

physical activities

physical activities by general context

religious figures

saint

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.186.3-4/2011_2_186.3-4.JPG

Spiders Don't Work on Weekends 4#

John T. Scott

Two pieces of artwork consist of colorful shapes and lines.

1940-2007

20th century

1977

2011/2.186.3-4

gouache on paper

rank 1.89100

animals and creatures

arthropods

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

drawings

drawings by technique

form attributes

geometric concepts

geometric figures

mathematical concepts

objects we use

people and culture

plane figures

polygons

quadrilaterals

rectangles

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.35.58a/1954_2.35.58A.JPG

Order Coal Now - United States Fuel Administration

Joseph Christian Leyendecker

b. Germany, 1874-1951

20th century

circa 1918

1954/2.35.58A

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.89034

animals

armed conflicts

construction equipment

declaratory and advertising artifacts

earthmoving equipment

equipment

equipment by process

events

figures

how we live

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

leaves

mammals

modern and contemporary art

objects

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

shovels

text-based art

the natural world

tools and equipment

transportation

vehicles

war

world wars

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.378/2008_2_378.JPG

Un Seigneur De Temps De Francois

Eugène Delacroix

Paper size: lh 28 9/10cm & rh 28 7/10cm x tw 22 3/5cm & bw 22 1/2cm. Print/japan paper size: lh 17 4/5cm & rh 18 1/10cm x tw 13 3/10cm & bw 13 2/5cm.

1798-1863

2008/2.378

etching and drypoint on laid Japan paper chiné colle on wove plate paper

rank 1.88884

animals and creatures

descriptors

engraving (printing process)

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

mammals

objects we use

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.29/1998_2.29.JPG

Untitled [Owls]

Kawano Kaoru

This print portrays an owl in a more abstract way.

1916 - 1965

20th century

mid 20th century

1998/2.29

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.88838

animals and creatures

asia (continent)

descriptors

geographic and political locations

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

prints

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

relief printing processes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.32/2002_2.32VW1.JPG

Netsuke of the Daoist immortal Gama Sennin with a three-legged toad on his back

Masatsugu

active 19th c.

19th century

19th century

2002/2.32

ivory

rank 1.88838

animals and creatures

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

form attributes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

sculpture by function

sculpture by material

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.175/1980_2.175.JPG

Springtime

John Costigan

In the middle of a wooded setting is a woman carrying a child on her back. A few sheep surround her, with a lamb in the center left foreground. A boy stands at the right side of the composition. The trees and the clothing of the figures are mostly in shadow.

1888-1972

20th century

circa 1930

1980/2.175

drypoint and etching on cream-colored paper

rank 1.88834

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buildings and the land

earth sciences concepts

landscapes (environments)

mammals

modern and contemporary art

natural landscapes

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

people by gender

physical sciences concepts

plants

scientific concepts

seasons

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

youth

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.207/2011_2.207.JPG

Garcon donnant l'avione a un cheval detele

Théodore Géricault

A young boy holds a grain sack for a horse, tethered to a cart, in an expansive landscape.

1791-1824

19th century

19th century

2011/2.207

lithograph on paper

rank 1.88499

transfer method

animals and creatures

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

photographic prints

photographic prints by color

photographs

photographs by form

planographic prints

positives

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.294/2013_2.294.JPG

Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg (Elderly Couple Feeding Birds)

Louis Stettner

An elderly couple seated on a park bench with pigeons at their feet. There is a close-up of a hand on the left hand side that is feeding a white pigeon, mid-air.

born 1922

printed 1998

2013/2.294

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.88485

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

multiple-seating furniture

objects we use

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by function

people and culture

seating furniture

Full Record: x-1958-sl-2.74/1958_2.74.JPG

Mirror, Lion-and-Grape type

Artist Unknown, China

bronze mirror with highly polished surface, back side deocrated with lions and grape motif and an animal shaped knob in the center.

7th-10th century

618-907

1958/2.74

cast bronze with black patina

rank 1.88435

animals and creatures

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

food

fruit

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

grape (fruit)

inorganic material

mammals

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects we use

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.488.1/2009_1_488_1.JPG

Geese and Reeds (one of a pair)

Ki-hun Yang

A grounded and a flying goose is paired in both paintings, creating a contrast of stillness and movement. The goose is the water has its head turned to watch the descent of the goose flying in from the right. The upper left corner contains calligraphic text, and creating ripples in the water in the foreground is a goose with its head below the surface, and bottom in the air. Reeds come in from the right.

1843-1898

19th century

late 19th century

2009/1.488.1

ink on paper

rank 1.88333

animals and creatures

birds

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.488.2/2009_1_488_2.JPG

Geese and Reeds (two of a pair)

Ki-hun Yang

A grounded and a flying goose is paired in both paintings, creating a contrast of stillness and movement. A goose swoops into the scene from the top left, while the neck of the grounded goose follows a graceful curve to look at the approaching bird. The swaying reeds and grass around the grounded goose add lightness to the composition. Between the two geese are three lines of calligraphy.

(1843 - 1898)

19th century

late 19th century

2009/1.488.2

ink on paper

rank 1.88333

animals and creatures

birds

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Horse and Covered Cart

Artist Unknown, China

A pottery sculpture of a horse and the makings of a cart.

200 B.C. - 220 A.D.

200 BCE - 220 CE

2011/2.180

unglazed pottery

rank 1.88197

animals and creatures

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

mammals

objects we use

sculpture

sculpture by function

service and utility vehicles

transportation vehicles

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.155/2000_2.155.JPG

Kubera, god of wealth, seated on a lion

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A miniature, cast bronze sculpture of Kubera, the god of wealth, seated sideways on a lion. Kubera sits in the lalitasana pose (the pose of royal ease, with one leg drawn up and the other relaxed); his right hand is outstretched to rest on the knee, while his left arm is akimbo and his hand rests on his hip. The base has a simple, single lotus petal design.

15th century

15th century

2000/2.155

copper

rank 1.88006

animals and creatures

asian

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

form attributes

mammals

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1969-sl-2.39/1969_2.39.JPG

Barber's basin with birds and vegetal ornament

Artist Unknown, France

This oval-shaped ceramic vessel features a wide, steep rim surrounding a large well in the center. The scalloped edges of the rim are cut back into a deep semicircle on one side. The rim is painted in underglaze blue and yellow with plant and floral motifs that are arranged in a whimsical, asymmetrical fashion around the edge. The well is decorated with similar vegetal motifs and two vaguely stork-like birds with long legs that confront one another on a strip of turf.

18th century

circa 1750

1969/2.39

tin-glazed earthenware (faience) with yellow and blue underglaze

rank 1.87842

animals and creatures

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

earthenware

european

european styles and periods

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in service occupations

pottery (object genre)

renaissance-baroque styles and periods

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.181/2005_1_181.JPG

Whistle (nsiba)

Artist Unknown, African, Vili Peoples, Congo Republic

Two components make up this vertical whistle. The superstructure is a wooden carving of two birds that face each other, bellies touching, with a small round object between them, so that each is holding it in their beaks. The birds' talons clutch the base of the sculpture. The base has a hole in the center into which the antelope horn is pegged.

19th century

1925-1975

2005/1.181

wood, antelope horn

rank 1.87828

aerophones

analytical functions

animals and creatures

disciplines

duct flutes

flutes (aerophones)

forest and nature activities

functions

functions (activities)

functions by general context

objects we use

occult sciences

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by location

physical activities by specific context

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.6/1978_2_6_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard) with design of dragon among clouds

Okada Masatoyo

The flat iron plate with quatrefoil shape and the design of a dragon in midst of clouds. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by two deformed oval-shape holes (for kougai and kozuka). Around the blade hole, there is the carver’s signature. The design of a dragon, among stylized clouds, is intricately carved in high relief; the dragon has almost three-dimensional quality. On the back, the dragon tail, some parts of the body, one claw are peeking from clouds. The dragon coils around the center holes. The rims of the three circles are wavy, as if they are the part of the cloud design. The stoppers on the blade hole edges are made of gold. Some silver inlays are applied on the dragon’s eye blow and some nails.

act. 1789

19th century

19th century

1978/2.6

iron with gold and silver inlays

rank 1.87772

animals and creatures

associated concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

earth sciences concepts

edged weapon components

legendary creatures

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

weapon components

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

Full Record: x-1949-sl-1.192/1949_1.192.JPG

Plum Blossoms and Bird

Qi Baishi (Ch'i Pai-shih)

A black crow is seated on a plum branch above calligraphic text and cascades of open blossoms.

(1864 - 1957)

20th century

circa 1930

1949/1.192

ink on paper

rank 1.87756

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

deciduous trees

descriptors

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

trees

trees by leaf life

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1986-sl-1.212/1986_1.212.JPG

Belt Ornament in the Form of a Ram's Head

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1986/1.212

glass beads, shells and leather

rank 1.87749

animals

beads and sets of beads

beadwork

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

design elements

figure- and animal-derived motifs

mammals

motifs

object genres

object genres by form

objects

objects we use

ornamental

sheep

the human body

the natural world

upper body

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.61.1/1986_2.61.1.JPG

Monkeys by a Waterfall (pair with 1986/2.61.2)

Mori Sosen

Two monkeys are seen at the base of a waterfall. They are painted in soft shades of gray and sit among plants. The monkey on the right fidgits with its hands, while the other looks over its shoulder at the waterfall.

(Nagasaki or Nishinomiya, 1747 - 1821)

19th century

1807-1821

1986/2.61.1

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 1.87683

animals and creatures

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

components of bodies of water

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

mammals

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.27/2010_2.27.JPG

The Salvation of the Elephant (Gaj Mokasha)

Artist Unknown, India

An elephant seems to walk on water from the bottom right corner of the composition, rising towards Vishnu in the upper left with a single lotus flower in its trunk. Vishnu, with 4 arms, steps on green hills surrounding the lotus covered pond, bending towards the elephant. Garuda flies in the upper right.

19th century

circa 1815

2010/2.27

paint on canvas

rank 1.87562

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

mammals

motifs

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

plants

religions

religions and religious concepts

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woody plants

Full Record: x-2007-sl-2.8/2007_2_8.JPG

Box with Double-Dragon Design

Artist Unknown, Korea

Lacquered wooden box with inlaid mother-of-pearl in double-dragon design. The heads of each dragon stretch diagonally inward from opposite corners of the box, with wide eyes and open mouths. Their bodies curve in and out of the top plane of the box, creating an opposing effect with symmetrical balance. The dragons reach forward towards a flaming orb in the center of the box, called a cintamani, or Buddhist wish-granting jewel. Among the dragons are swirling cloud designs made of inlaid nacre and copper wire.

18th-19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

2007/2.8

lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl, tortoise shell, and copper wire inlays

rank 1.87509

animals and creatures

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

materials

materials by function

materials by origin

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

plant material

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.131/1980_2.131.JPG

Molded porcelain snuff bottle with openwork design of dragon among clouds

Artist Unknown, China

18th-19th century

circa 1790-1850

1980/2.131

porcelain with copper red glaze, silver and sapphire stopper

rank 1.87482

animals and creatures

associated concepts

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

forming

legendary creatures

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

Full Record: x-1949-sl-1.86/1949_1.86.JPG

Ville d'Avray: Boatman's Pond (Evening) [Ville d'Avray: L'Etang du Batelier (Effet du Soir)]

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

The upper half of the picture is the sky, Corot's signature mark in the upper right corner. There are two trees with little foliage extending from the lower left corner up to the top of the image. To the right of those trees is the boat with a hunched figure sitting on the left side. A cow is on the other side of the boat, facing the right side of the image. There are trees with a lot of foliage in the center of the right half of the image just above the cow. There is grass all along the bottom edge of the image.

1796-1875

19th century

1862

1949/1.86

etching and drypoint on paper

rank 1.87459

animals and creatures

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

lacustrine bodies

landscapes (environments)

mammals

natural landscapes

objects we use

settlements and landscapes

transportation vehicles

vehicles

visual works

visual works by subject type

watercraft

watercraft by general type

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Altar

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

20th century

20th century

1997/1.359

carved wood

rank 1.87253

altars and altar components

animals and creatures

architectural elements

architectural elements by building type

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

religious building fixtures

sculpture

sculpture by technique

sheep

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.415/2008_2_415.JPG

The Hen with the Golden Eggs

Marc Chagall

Paper size: lh 42cm & rh 41 4/5cm x tw 33cm & bw 33 1/2cm. Plate size: h 31 1/2cm x w 25 1/2cm. Image size: lh 29 1/2cm & rh 29 2/5cm x tw 23 9/10cm & bw 23 7/10cm.

Russia, 1889-1985

2008/2.415

etching, engraving and drypoint on beige laid paper

rank 1.87076

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals and creatures

birds

descriptors

egg and egg components

engraving (printing process)

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

materials

materials by origin

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

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General Pedro Altamirano

Armando Morales

Four armed men stand in front of a building. One man is kneeling with a machine gun on a tripod. Two dogs and a horse are with them.

b. 1927

1993

2011/1.96.4

lithograph on paper

rank 1.87064

animals and creatures

firearms

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

prints

prints by process or technique

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

small arms

small arms by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.38/1993_2.38.JPG

Buddha bust, sheltered by Mucalinda (Khmer-Lopburi style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

12th century

12th century

1993/2.38

sandstone

rank 1.87064

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

devotional images

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

reptiles

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.67/1987_2.67.JPG

Scholar with Roosters

Ren Yi (Jen I)

This large painting of a scholar and two roosters. The scholar site with books piled behind him, while the roosters below crane their necks to look back at him. The calligraphy on the top right reads:

Would Your Excellency, my dear friend Xiaoting, kindly point out the inadequacies of this work? Ren Yi [a.k.a.] Bonian

There are also two seals of the artist and one collectors seal.

1840-1896

19th century

circa 1860-1896

1987/2.67

ink and color on paper

rank 1.86827

animals and creatures

birds

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

information artifacts

information artifacts by physical form

information forms

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by degree of qualification

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.111/1991_2.111.JPG

Evening Scene in Tokyo: Strolling Musicians

Takahashi Hiroaki

A man and a woman amble down the street under a crescent moon. The woman plays a stringed instrument, and a woman on a balcony above leans out to listen. Two small dogs in the street appear to howl up at the moon, perhaps joining in the chorus.

1871-1944

20th century

1900-1921

1991/2.111

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.86782

animals and creatures

associated concepts

costume

costume by form

earth sciences concepts

main garments

mammals

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

physical activities

physical activities by general context

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

Full Record: x-1999-sl-2.20/1999_2.20.JPG

Asura head, style of Angkor Thom

Artist Unknown, Cambodia (Khmer)

12th-13th century

1175-1240

1999/2.20

sandstone

rank 1.86626

animals and creatures

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

ear ornaments

jewelry

jewelry by location

jewelry worn on the head

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

the human body

upper body

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Geese Landing on Sandbars

Chang Ku-nien

A scene of geese in pond and on sandbars. The geese are congregated in the lower left hand side of the painting, as are most of the reeds growing from the sand bars. Some geese can also be seen flying in the middle of the painting, though they are not as prominent. Five lines of calligraphy are lcoated in the upper right of the painting.

1906-1987

20th century

last quarter of 20th century

2006/1.142

ink and color on paper

rank 1.86419

relation to water

animals and creatures

birds

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by position

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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L'Innocent, from "Portfolio of 11 Photographs"

Robert Doisneau

1912-1994

20th century

1949; printed 1979

1981/2.167.9

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.86399

animals

architecture

biological components

buildings and the land

calves

clothing

commercial buildings

components

components and systems

components by specific context

figures

how we live

mammals

mercantile buildings

modern and contemporary art

objects

people and occupations

rites of passage

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

streets

the human body

the natural world

upper body

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Beauty under Cherry Blossoms

Hosoda Eishi

This is a portrait of a courtesan and her two attendants. The courtesan wears a red cloak with a peacock flying over peonies and a pale green color kimono with “shippô” (seven treasures) pattern. Her green obi, tied in the front, has design of red and blue clouds with gold plants. She is turning away from a viewer to show the gorgeous cloak. Her hair is sculpted in a butterfly shape on the top and has wings to the side. Tortoise-shell combs and multiple hairpins adorn the hair. Her two attendants flank the courtesan; they wear matching, dark green kimono with chrysanthemum flower design and red underkimono. Their kimono have especially long sleeves (furisode), whose openings are tied with ribbons. Their obi are in brocade and tied on their backs. Their hair is sculpted in round shape on their tops and has side wings like the courtesan. They wear silver hair accessories of cherry blossoms and tassels, long hairpins and red silk ribbons. The attendant on the left holds a battledore pad and the right attendant holds a ball. All the women wear black platform sandals. There is a cherry tree in full blossom on the right, from which some petals fall on the women and the ground. There are the artist’s signature and seal on the lower right corner. It has mounting of beige silk and two strips of floral pattern brocade on the top and bottom of the painting.

1756-1829

19th century

1810

1977/1.180

ink and color on silk

rank 1.86399

animals and creatures

birds

buildings and the land

costume

costume by form

deciduous trees

landscapes (environments)

main garments

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

people by occupation

people in service occupations

plants

prostitutes

recreational artifacts

settlements and landscapes

shrubs

trees

trees by leaf life

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

youth

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.42/2002_2.42AB.JPG

Pipe holder in the form of Ashinaga and crab-shaped tobacco pouch

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

circa 1810-1849

2002/2.42

bone and stag antler

rank 1.86347

smoking and tobacco use

animal material

animals and creatures

arthropods

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

crustaceans

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

keratinous material

leaf (plant material)

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

tools and equipment

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Blue-and-white jar with design of magpies, camellia & bamboo, Chongzheng era

Artist Unknown, China

17th–18th century?

1628-1644

1975/1.82

porcelain with blue underglaze painting and incised designs

rank 1.86177

animals and creatures

arthropods

buildings and the land

ceramics

descriptors

grass (plant material)

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by origin

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by material

plant material

plants

pottery (object genre)

settlements and landscapes

shrubs

stoneware

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants