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"Los Proverbios" (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 5: Reniego al amigo que cubre con las alas y muerde conel pico ("Renounce the friend who covered you with his wings and bites you with his beak") or Disparate volanted (Flying folly)

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

1746-1828

19th century

circa 1864-1900

1949/2.7

aquatint and etching on paper

rank 6.43671

allegory and literature

animals and creatures

legendary creatures

modern and contemporary art

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"Los Proverbios" (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 17: El que no te ama, burlando te difama ("He who does not like thee will defame thee in jest") or La lealtad (Loyalty)

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

1746-1828

19th century

circa 1864-1900

1949/2.19

etching and burnished aquatint on paper

rank 6.43671

animals and creatures

legendary creatures

modern and contemporary art

people and occupations

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Perseus Slaying the Dragon

J. J. de LaPorte

Man on a horse piercing a dragon, mountain on the side. Skeletons in the lower right corner.

active 1787-1822

1787-1822

2014/2.218

etching and engraving on paper

rank 6.43671

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

events

legendary creatures

people and culture

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Rubbing from the pagoda at Mt. Ch'i-hsia, Nanking

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

20th century

1991/2.28.5

ink on paper

rank 6.40610

animals and creatures

atmospheric effects

buddhism

legendary creatures

religion

religions

the natural world

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"Los Proverbios" (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 7: La que mal marida nunca le falta que diga ("She who is ill wed never misses a chance to say no") or Disparate matrimonial (Matrimonial folly)

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

1746-1828

19th century

circa 1864-1900

1949/2.9

etching, aquatint and drypoint on paper

rank 6.40497

animals and creatures

legendary creatures

modern and contemporary art

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Les monstres imaginaires

Hans Fischer

1909-1958

20th century

1909-1958

1964/2.135

etching on paper

rank 6.40497

animals and creatures

legendary creatures

modern and contemporary art

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Bestiaire. IV. Le Sang et la Race

André Masson

(Balagny, Oise, France, 1896 - 1987, Paris, France)

20th century

1945

1956/1.38

lithograph on paper

rank 6.37829

animals and creatures

beasts

legendary creatures

modern and contemporary art

movement

religion

subject matter

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Four Episodes in the Life of a Saint

Andrea Boscoli

(1550 - 1606)

16th century

16th century

1970/2.75

pen, ink, wash and black chalk, laid down

rank 6.13858

animals and creatures

atmospheric effects

figures

genres

how we live

legendary creatures

people and occupations

religion

rites of passage

subject matter

the natural world

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.13/1986_2_13.JPG

Blue-and-white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli Era (1573-1619) mark and period

Artist Unknown, China

Porcelain bottle vase of double gourd design, flat on reverse side with a slot for hanging on the wall, possibly inside the chamber of a royal sedan chair. Dragon motif is represented on both the upper lobe and the lower one.

16th-17th century

1573-1620

1986/2.13

porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration

rank 5.90034

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

legendary creatures

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.15/2002_2.15.JPG

Imari bowl with green dragon center

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

late 19th century

2002/2.15

porcelain with enamel overglaze painting

rank 5.90034

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

legendary creatures

objects we use

vessels

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Agate snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

18th-19th century

circa 1780-1880

1980/2.20

agate, nephrite and ivory

rank 5.70225

animals and creatures

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

legendary creatures

mammals

objects we use

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Snuff bottle with design of dragon among clouds

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1825-1900

1980/2.110

porcelain with overglaze enamel painting; pearl and ivory stopper

rank 5.67090

animals and creatures

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

legendary creatures

objects we use

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.541/2013_2.541.JPG

Study of Two Angels

Henri Laurens

A drawing of two angels side by side in almost the same position.

1885-1954

2013/2.541

black chalk on brown paper

rank 5.55143

animals and creatures

legendary creatures

objects we use

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Flying Dragon

Georges Rouault

This black and white print depicts a creature with an alligator-like open jaw with three sharp teeth. The creature takes up most of the image and appears to be floating in space. A black ground with a suggestion of a small plant appears at the lower edge of the composition.

1871-1958

1928

2012/2.186

etching, aquatint and roulette on heavy laid paper

rank 5.47653

animals and creatures

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

faces

heads

legendary creatures

the human body

upper body

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.47/1985_2.47OBV.JPG

Blue-and-white square incense burner

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

1844

1985/2.47

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 5.37533

animals and creatures

ceramics

containers

containers by function or context

descriptors

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.88/1961_2_88.JPG

Jar with abstract dragon design

Artist Unknown, Korea

Round porcelain jar with iron pigment under colorless glaze. An abstract dragon spirals around and up the body of the piece, marked by quick brushstrokes indicating scales and unrestrained swirls indicating features such as its head and feet. A slight valley in the contour of the jar marks where two separately thrown pieces were joined together.

The foot is rather small for the size of the body.

17th century

17th century

1961/2.88

porcelain with iron pigment under colorless glaze

rank 5.36162

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

vessels

Blue-and-white jar with dragon-and-cloud design

Artist Unknown, Korea

Large porcelain jar decorated with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze. Repeating clouds border the rim of the jar, while a dragon head and feet are depicted on the main body below. Two blue bands separate the design from the white base below, balancing the rim and bottom portion of the jar. The very tip and base of the piece are also marked with blue bands.

18th century

18th century

2004/1.282

porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze

rank 5.36162

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

vessels

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Tobias with the Angel Dragging the Fish (The Large Tobias)

Hendrik Goudt

This black and white print shows an outdoor scene with lush leafy trees, open sky and mountains in the far distance. Two figures are walking along a wooded path in the foreground- one is a man with wings wearing robed garments and the other a younger man carrying a single large fish. There is a city shown in the middle distance through the trees and a pasture scene depicted on the right.

1585-1630

17th century

1613

1972/1.165

etching and engraving on laid paper

rank 5.30632

allegory and literature

animals

animals and creatures

bible

geography

legendary creatures

objects we use

old testament

plants

religion

subject matter

the natural world

visual works

visual works by subject type

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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 5.24599

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

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.304/1980_2.304.JPG

Markendeya purana series: Bhavana on tiger confronts a demon / Rama and Hanuman

Artist Unknown, India, Northern Andhra Pradesh

The image is split into two unequal parts; a lower and upper. In the lower half of the image the figures are all holding weapons. The background of the image is red with the majority of the figures being yellow in color. A single blue figure is located in the lower left. This figure is seated on a wheeled, vehicle.

18th century

late 18th century

1980/2.304

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on cloth

rank 5.20766

animals and creatures

associated concepts

legendary creatures

mammals

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

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Devotion of Little St. John the Baptist [Les hommages du petit saint Jean] from a suite of nine scenes of the life of the Virgin

Anonymous French

The Virgin Mary seated with an infant on her lap. She is surrounded by angels and two saints on either side. To her left, the little St. John the Baptist looks up to her. There is a puti above sprinkling something in the air. Drapes pushed back on either side.

17th century

2013/2.542

engraving on laid paper

rank 5.20382

animals and creatures

legendary creatures

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

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Prometheus

Ben Shahn

A winged figure draped in a toga has descended upon a non-winged figure and is attempting to bind. The non-winged nude figure has their hands behind their back and with one knee bent and the other leg extended, submits to the winged figure. Both figures do not have any facial features.

1898-1969

20th century

1898-1969

1978/2.26

ink on paper

rank 5.14262

animals and creatures

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

figures (representations)

genres in the arts

legendary creatures

literary, oral and motion picture genres

objects we use

people and culture

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Netsuke of Oni (demon) comforted by a warrior and a Niô (fierce guardian)

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

1997/2.21

wood

rank 5.13311

animals and creatures

descriptors

legendary creatures

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

sculpture

sculpture by function

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wood and wood products

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Suiten kyo (Sutra of Varuna, Deity of the Waters)

Artist Unknown, Japan

This is a long horizontal scroll with several calligraphic inscriptions on the right portion of the paper. On the left are 3 figural scenes. The one closest to the writing shows a male figure wearing a large headdress seated in the lotus position within a circle. Next there is a figure with four arms who stands on the back of a dragon. Two people stand on either side- one a short blue-skinned man who holds a bowl and the other a smaller figure who holds a brush and paper. The third scene shows a male figure, seated in the lotus position, who holds a sword, a wheel, a brush and paper in his four hands.

14th century

circa 1300-1335

1964/2.104

handscroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.11508

allegory and literature

animals and creatures

asia

asia (continent)

asian

creatures

descriptors

forms

genres

geographic and political locations

image-making processes and techniques

legendary creatures

locality

making art

mythology

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by state or condition

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religion

religions

scroll paintings

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

writing (processes)

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Protective Amulet

Artist Unknown Taiwan

Plaque in the form of a snarling lion's face holding a double-edged "severn star" (here only three of the seven stars are depicted as large dots connected by lines) sword in its mouth and ornamented with a red octagon containing the characters for "daqi" surrounded by eight trigrams on its forehead.

20th century

20th century

2006/2.44

polychrome on wood

rank 5.08441

animals and creatures

descriptors

edged weapons

legendary creatures

mammals

object genres

object genres by form

object genres by function

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.12/1979_2.12OBV.JPG

Double-gourd wucai wall vase, Wanli Era (1573-1619) mark and period

Artist Unknown, China

Porcelain bottle vase of double gourd design, flat on reverse side. Here, in the upper (heavenly) lobe, a pair of phoenixes is shown flying among clouds, while in the lower (earthly) realm, two phoenixes face each other in a garden setting.

16th-17th century

1573-1620

1979/2.12

Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze enamel decoration

rank 5.05413

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

monarchs

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in government and administration

rulers (people)

vessels

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.38/1978_2.38.JPG

Jason Sowing the Dragon's Teeth

Artist Unknown, Italy or France

A group of armed men struggles in a landscape while a helmeted female figure hovers on a cloud above them and points to a distant city that lies across an expanse of water. A man at the left with a green cuirass and cloth knotted about his waist and neck stands apart from the combatants and looks up toward the gesturing woman. Behind him appears a row of sword-wielding men locked in combat, with several casualties lying at their feet. On a hillock in the background a pair of oxen, an orange-gold colored sheep, and a winged dragon may be discerned.

16th century

1557-1600

1978/2.38

tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) with underglaze painting

rank 5.04005

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

associated concepts

ceramics

concepts in the arts

descriptors

earthenware

events

genres in the arts

legendary creatures

literary, oral and motion picture genres

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

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Christ on the Mount of Olives

Dirck van Baburen

This is a large semi-circular painting (lunette) with several figures arranged to accomodate the shape of the canvas. It is night time, so the scene is enveloped in darkness. In the top center area, there is an angel, surrounded by bright light, who holds out a golden goblet toward a man kneeling before him. This man, with arms outstretched, looks up toward the goblet and the face of the angel. His face is illuminated by the light. He is wearing a bright red robe and a dark blue cloak. In the left foreground, there are three men who are sleeping. Two are sitting on the ground and the third, an elderly man with white hair, is reclining in front of them. They have dark blue and brown cloaks wrapped around them. On the lower right, shown in the far distance, is a group of people walking toward the kneeling figure. This scene is painted in dark tones of brown, green, blue and gray, except for the red robe of the kneeling man and areas on faces, arms and legs which are highlighted by a bright light.

c. 1595-1624

17th century

circa 1620

1979/1.158

oil on canvas

rank 4.99570

allegory and literature

animals and creatures

atmospheric effects

bible

costume

costume by form

legendary creatures

main garments

new testament

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

religion

subject matter

the natural world

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.548/2013_2.548.JPG

Angel of Annunciation

Anonymous

An angel flying next to a column, drapes above, staircase below.

2013/2.548

gouache and wash on paper

rank 4.93812

animals and creatures

architectural elements

columns and column components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

legendary creatures

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

supporting and resisting elements

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.213/2004_1_213.JPG

Bowl with Double-Parrot Design

Artist Unknown, Korea

Stoneware teabowl with celadon glaze. A pair of parrots is incised on he inside of the bowl, as well as a line that runs slightly below and parallel to the rim.

12th century

1100-1150

2004/1.213

stoneware with incised decoration under celadon glaze

rank 4.88599

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

surface marking processes and techniques

vessels

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Maru obi with woven designs of hexagonal medallions with phoenixes among floral scrolls

Artist Unknown, Japan

Black pain-weave satin interwoven with silk threads in light purple, rust, coral, maize, chartreuse, red, white, and ultramarine, and metallic threads in three shades of gold. The hexagonal shapes are definied by a weft of gold-coated paper (kinran) in pale greenish gold; the gold threads used in the medallions are wrapped. Inside each medallion is a phoenix design among a floral scroll.

mid-20th century

mid 20th century

2005/1.345

black silk interwoven with silk floss and gold-covered paper threads

rank 4.87974

accessories worn at the waist or below

animal material

animals and creatures

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

costume by form

descriptors

fibroinous material

legendary creatures

main garments

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.233a-amp-amp-sem-b/1997_1.233A-B.JPG

Incense burner with openwork lid

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

1997/1.233A&B

iron with gold and silver inlay and gilt

rank 4.87284

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

containers

containers by function or context

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

legendary creatures

natural landscapes

objects we use

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.26/2002_2.26.JPG

Netsuke of hannya (female ghost or demon) mask

Japan, Signature undeciphered, possibly Deme Josei (kakihan)

19th century

19th century

19th century

2002/2.26

wood

rank 4.86226

animals and creatures

costume

costume by function

legendary creatures

objects we use

sculpture

sculpture by function

sculpture by material

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Decorative Ewer with Satyrs

Mathias Zündt

The ewer in this drawing is decorated with cavorting satyrs, lions, and grotesque masks.

c. 1498-1572

16th century

circa 1551-1572

1960/2.21

pen and brown ink with ink wash on paper

rank 4.86172

animals and creatures

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

design elements

legendary creatures

motifs

objects we use

vessels for serving and consuming food

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Bust of a Satyr

Massimiliano Soldani Benzi

This small bust-length figure represents a mustached satyr turning his head toward his left. He wears an animal skin tied at his right shoulder over his bare chest. The liquid character of the cast bronze admirably captures the rippling muscles of the satyr's chest and the flowing curls of his hair and the animal pelt.

1656-1740

17th century

circa 1695

1970/1.193

bronze on wood base

rank 4.84688

animals and creatures

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

genres in the arts

legendary creatures

literary, oral and motion picture genres

mammals

objects we use

people and culture

portraits

sculpture

sculpture by material

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.348/2002_2_348.JPG

Mask (Zamble)

Artist Unknown, African, Guro Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

Face mask with stylized face and horns of an antelope and open jaws of a leopard. Forehead has three sets of scarifcation marks in relief; hairline is incised with pigmented linear and geometric patterns; striped horns curve naturally from top of head; eyes are set in ovoid grounds of white kaolin; top of snout shows incised V-shaped marks; mask is predominantly brown with traces of green, red and yellow pigment; chew stick in back shows some wear.

late 20th century

1950-1999

2002/2.348

wood, pigment

rank 4.82900

animals and creatures

associated concepts

costume

costume by function

events

legendary creatures

masks (costume)

objects we use

people and culture

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

sculpture

sculpture by material

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.258/2004_1_258.JPG

Ogre tile from the roof of the Great South Gate (Namdaemon) of Seoul

Artist Unknown, Korea

Ceramic tile with grimacing face.

circa 1398

2004/1.258

earthenware

rank 4.82418

animals and creatures

asia (continent)

building divisions

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

geographic and political locations

legendary creatures

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

rooms and spaces

rooms and spaces by form

uncovered spaces

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.113/1960_2.113OBV.JPG

Dragon pendant

Artist Unknown, China

Highly stylized depiction of dragon design with tiger head, lower right portion broken off

13th-11th century BCE

circa 1300 BCE - circa 1100 BCE

1960/2.113

dark brown hard stone with white calcification

rank 4.82355

animals and creatures

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

inorganic material

jewelry

jewelry by form

legendary creatures

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

Full Record: x-1990-sl-1.261/1990_1.261.JPG

Spoon with dragon handle

Artist Unknown, China

206 BCE - 220 CE

1990/1.261

earthenware with green lead glaze

rank 4.80690

animals and creatures

culinary equipment

culinary equipment by function

culinary equipment for serving and consuming food

equipment

equipment by context

legendary creatures

objects we use

tools and equipment

utensils for serving food

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The warrior Watanabe no Tsuna battling the demoness Ibaraki (okimono)

Gyokubun

20th century

19th century?

late 19th century - early 20th century

2002/2.43

ivory

rank 4.79377

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

events

form attributes

legendary creatures

objects we use

people and culture

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Dragons

Robert W. Chatelain

wood and purple resin vase with gold leaf

born 1945

late 20th century

1997

2002/2.126

black cherry burl, violet pigmented epxoy resin and gold inlay

rank 4.79244

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

wood and wood products

Everything You Wish in the Nine Heavens: Gods of Wealth Increase Good Fortune

Artist Unknown, China

Two male figures wearing official robes and hats, sit side by side on thrones. The one on the right holds a shoe-shaped ingot and a scepter. The god on the left holds only a shoe-shaped ingot. In front of them is basin filled with coins and rarities such as jewels, branches of coral and shining ingots. On the right, a smaller male figure holds a horse on a tray while his counter part on the left holds a brush and a scroll. At the top is a sinuous dragon whose spine is composed of coins and above him is a horse bearing a stack of shoe-shaped ingots.

20th century

20th century

2006/2.49

color woodblock print on paper

rank 4.77775

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

exchange media

identifying artifacts

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

legendary creatures

mammals

money

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

symbols of office

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'Sung Sang Kala' (Sunday in "Pelelintangan" —Balinese calendar)

Indonesia, Bali

Late 19th century

late 19th century

1966/2.15

ink and opaque watercolor on hand-woven cotton

rank 4.77332

animals and creatures

document genres

document genres by form

information forms

legendary creatures

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

performing artists

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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 4.75923

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

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Angel

Artist Unknown, Ile-de-France, France

This sculpture represents an angel bending slightly toward the left with his head tilted downward. Carved slots in his back would have held his wings, and the figure has lost his forearms and hands as well as his legs below the knees.

13th or 14th century

circa 1300

1969/2.157

limestone with polychrome

rank 4.74314

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

inorganic material

legendary creatures

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

rock

rock by form

sculpture

sculpture by technique

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Coral ornamental snuff bottle with dragons among clouds

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.52

coral

rank 4.73329

animals and creatures

associated concepts

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

earth sciences concepts

legendary creatures

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

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Brass snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

17th-19th century

circa 1644-1850

1980/2.58

brass with coral and ivory

rank 4.73329

animals and creatures

associated concepts

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

earth sciences concepts

legendary creatures

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

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Imari fish plate with paintings of phoenix and hollyhock

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

circa 1850

2002/2.13

porcelain, blue underglaze and enamel overglaze

rank 4.73115

animals and creatures

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

dishes

legendary creatures

objects we use

serving dishes

vessels for serving and consuming food

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Jina venerated by a monk, Harihara, Garuda, and Nandi from Digambara Jain manuscript

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

A nude monk on the top left sits before a Jina at top right. Three Hindu gods, Harihara, Garuda, and Nandi venerate the Jina in the bottom registers.

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.164

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 4.71611

animals

animals and creatures

document genres

document genres by conditions of production

information forms

legendary creatures

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by occupation

people by state or condition

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

religious (people)

the natural world

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Mirror with serpentine interlaces and angular meanders

Artist Unknown, China

Thinnly cast mirror with narrow rim and bridge-shaped knob, back decorated with interlaces of serpentine and angular meaders, front side polished flat

3rd century BCE

3rd century BCE

1958/2.76

cast bronze with silver and malachite patina

rank 4.71188

animals and creatures

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

inorganic material

legendary creatures

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects we use