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Full Record: x-1979-sl-1.155/1979_1.155.JPG

Christ Before Caiaphas; from the 'Engraved Passion'

Albrecht Dürer

(Nüremberg, 1471 - 1528)

16th century

1512

1979/1.155

engraving on paper

rank 18.14105

allegory and literature

bible

clothing

edged weapons

figures

genres

new testament

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

religion

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

themes (religious)

weaponry

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.473/1997_1.473.JPG

Goldweight in the shape of a knife

Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire

Goldweight in the shape of a knife with a curved, rounded tip.

20th century

1900-1985

1997/1.473

brass

rank 17.91614

africa (continent)

edged weapons

geographic and political locations

goldweights

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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St. Demetrius

Joannes Charalampos

18th century

18th century

1757

1976/2.78

oil, gold and silver on panel

rank 17.90333

animals

architecture

edged weapons

mammals

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

religious figures

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

swords

the natural world

weaponry

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Tsuba (sword guard) with incised flame design

Artist Unknown, Nabeshima ware, Japan

This small, flat metal piece has a quartrefoil shape. Two holes in the middle. Flame-like incision all over the piece. Silver is applied around the center hole.

Late 16th-Early 17th century

late 16th century - early 17th century

1966/1.101

Shakudô (copper-gold alloy)

rank 17.85460

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

edged weapon components

edged weapons

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Kris handle in the shape of an ogre

Indonesia

20th century

20th century

1981/2.77

ivory

rank 17.20081

components

components and systems

components by specific context

edged weapon components

edged weapons

objects we use

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Kris handle

Indonesia

19th century

19th century

1981/2.78

wood

rank 17.20081

components

components and systems

components by specific context

edged weapon components

edged weapons

objects we use

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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The Conversion of Paul

Georg Pecham

d. 1604

16th century

before 1604

1960/2.73

pen, wash and watercolor on cream paper

rank 17.10960

animals

atmospheric effects

edged weapons

mammals

objects

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

swords

the natural world

weaponry

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Sword (original) and later handle, sword guard, and scabbard

Ietsugu

The sword is long and slightly curved; the handle cover is wrapped with black cords, mostly worn out. The round tsuba (sword guard) is made of steel and has two holes. The scabbard is painted with lacquer and has a string for hanging. There is a pair of lion-shaped menuki (fitting) on the handle.

(active Ôei era, 1394 - 1427)

14th-15th century

1394-1427

1973/2.87

forged steel blade and lacquer

rank 16.89447

cases (containers)

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

containers by form

descriptors

edged weapon components

edged weapons

materials

materials by function

objects we use

sheaths

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.3/1978_2_3_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with design of blowfish, shrimp and plant

Seishinsai

This small, flat piece made of light brown brass (called "sentoku" in Japanese) has a round diamond shape. It has a triangular shaped hole in the center and another round hole on one side. Artist’s name is signed between the two holes. The surface is slightly concaved from the rim. The front has relief design of a shrimp, blowfish, and bamboo branch. On the back, there are designs of a spiral shell, a barnacle, and water drops. The sea motifs are inlayed with gold, silver, copper, and shakudô (copper-gold alloy).

19th century

19th century

1978/2.3

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

rank 16.86352

animals and creatures

arthropods

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

crustaceans

edged weapon components

edged weapons

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Goldweight in the shape of a knife

Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire

Goldweight in the shape of a knife, with a short handle set between two protrusions, giving way to a longer blade.

Possibly 20th century

1900-1985

1986/2.132

brass

rank 16.86299

africa (continent)

edged weapons

geographic and political locations

goldweights

objects

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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

Ceremonial Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Ashanti

20th century

20th century

1998/1.88

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

rank 16.71937

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

edged weapons

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.181/2012_2_181.JPG

Joust in the Marketplace

Lucas Cranach The Elder

This woodcut depicts a town square surrounded by buildings on the top and right edges of the composition as though viewed from above. Within the square is a field delimited by a fence in which a multitude of figures and figures on horseback are engaged in a chaotic battle. Several figures direct large lances toward other figures. Crowds of young and old and male and female figures watch the action from behind the fence and from within doorways, balconies and windows in the surrounding buildings.

1472-1553

1506

2012/2.181

woodcut on laid paper

rank 16.64294

armed conflicts

buildings and the land

built complexes and districts

commercial complexes

complexes

complexes by function

edged weapons

events

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.145/1975_2_145.JPG

Durga copper plate with mystic design

Artist Unknown, India, Kulu, Himachal Pradesh

A ten-armed figure sits with her legs tucked under her on a tiger with a long uplifted tail. The figure is incised onto the copper plate with a chisel. One set of arms are crossed across her chest, while all but six hands hold weapons. A crossed spear and trident form an X behind the figure. She has wide bracelets at each of her wrists and wears elaborate circular earrings and nose ring with a three partite crown. Two lines in devanagari script are above the figure.

19th-20th century

18th century - 20th century

1975/2.145

copper

rank 16.58078

animals and creatures

associated concepts

edged weapons

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

religion

religions

religions and religious concepts

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.18/1982_2.18.JPG

Menuki (sword scabbard ornament): dragon (attached to 1973/2.87)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Golden lion with gently curving tail and arched back. Each foot is capped with three intimidating claw-like nails. The lion is oriented as if stalking from left to right, but the head turns back inward towards the center, with a downward flowing mane.

19th Century

19th century

1982/2.18

gold

rank 16.40465

animals and creatures

cases (containers)

containers

containers by form

edged weapons

mammals

objects we use

sheaths

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.157/1985_1.157.JPG

Ritual Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/1.157

Iron, wood, copper and tkoola powder

rank 16.34138

edged weapons

events

objects we use

people and culture

weapons and ammunition

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Two Scenes of Armies Fighting

Anonymous

This woodcut features a multitude of armored figures streaming out of a walled town—the main gate of which is visible in the center background of the composition—into a hilly countryside as they engage in battle. Nearly every figure carries a lance. Several figures in the foreground are on horseback and encounter an opposing group in battle. Figures on the left and right edges of the composition carry differing raised flags.

2012/2.180

woodcut on laid paper

rank 16.07518

armed conflicts

edged weapons

events

identifying artifacts

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Groom and Rider

Katsushika Hokusai

A man is shown riding a horse, with a sword tucked into his belt. He is wearing a simple-styled premodern garment and a cap. Both the man and the horse seem tired, with their bodies bending forward and heads drooping.

1760 - 1849

19th century

mid 19th century

1969/2.141

ink on paper

rank 15.92678

animals and creatures

edged weapons

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.12/1978_2.12.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard) with inlaid design of egrets and reeds(attached to 1973/2.88)

Artist Unknown, Japan

This tsuba is a flat iron plate with quatrefoil design. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by oval-shape hole (for kougai) and oval with bump shape (for kozuka). Egrets and reeds decorate the surface, distributed in a curve that climbs counter-clockwise from the bottom left register, culmiating in the top left with a lone egret in flight. Egrets on the bottom of the piece perch on the ground or nest in the golden reeds.

18th century

1615-1868

1978/2.12

iron with gold and silver inlays

rank 15.89542

animals and creatures

edged weapons

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

weapons

weapons and ammunition

St. Michael Vanquishing Satan

H. J. Hatfield

19th century

1884

1986/2.84

bronze

rank 15.76882

animals

demons

descriptors

edged weapons

figures

inorganic material

making art

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

painting

people and culture

people and occupations

physical activities

physical activities by general context

religion

religious figures

reptiles and amphibians

saint

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

subject matter

the natural world

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.9/2010_2.9.JPG

Brass Knife

Artist Unknown, African

A long, curved brass knife.

20th century

2010/2.9

brass

rank 15.74457

descriptors

edged weapons

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.205/2012_2_205.JPG

Martyrdom of St. Matthew

Workshop of Michael Wolgemut

A haloed man kneels in three-quarter profile in the left center of the foreground of the composition. A male figure stands behind the haloed figure in a wide stance with an ax raised above the kneeling figure's head. In the background is another male figure wearing a pointed hat and a jester or demonic figure shown falling of a column in the distance in the upper left.

1434-1519

circa 1493

2012/2.205

woodcut on medium ivory laid paper

rank 15.74457

edged weapons

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.206/2012_2_206.JPG

Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

Workshop of Michael Wolgemut

A haloed man is attached to a plank in the foreground of the composition. A male figure positioned behind him holds a knife to his knee while a male figure in front of him holds a knife to his wrist. A figure dressed like a church father stands watching over the scene on the right.

1434-1519

15th century - early 16th century

2012/2.206

woodcut on medium ivory laid paper

rank 15.74457

edged weapons

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Virabhadra plaque

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th–18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.43

brass (?)

rank 15.62255

descriptors

design elements

edged weapons

figure- and animal-derived motifs

motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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

Sword, ornament, and scabbard

Artist Unknown, Japan

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

19th century

1858

1973/2.88

forged steel, lacquer, and gold

rank 15.26295

cases (containers)

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

containers by form

descriptors

edged weapons

materials

materials by function

objects we use

sheaths

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.87/1998_1.87.JPG

Throwing Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bandja

20th century

20th century

1998/1.87

metal blade with leather grip

rank 15.22570

descriptors

edged weapons

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.115/1998_1.115.JPG

Throwing Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Brazzaville), Baya-Bumali

20th century

20th century

1998/1.115

metal blade with wood handle

rank 15.22570

descriptors

edged weapons

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.8/2010_2.8.JPG

Brass Knife with Sheath

Artist Unknown, African

A long knife with a brass handle and its sheath. A dark brown rope is tied to the sheath, which has etched designs decorating it.

20th century

2010/2.8

brass

rank 15.00243

cases (containers)

containers

containers by form

descriptors

edged weapons

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.26/2010_2.26.JPG

Portrait of Raja Sidhu, Sen of Mandi

Artist Unknown India, Mandi, Himechal Predesh

A man sits on a striped surface with his legs crossed under his red clothing. He wears a white sash across his right shoulder and a red hat. In his hands he holds a sheathed sword.

circa 1750

2010/2.26

painting

rank 14.95538

edged weapons

objects we use

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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 14.75894

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-1998-sl-1.107/1998_1.107.JPG

Prestige Axe

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Bandja

20th century

20th century

1998/1.107

metal blade with wood handle

rank 14.71719

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.204/2012_2_204.JPG

Classical scene (Achilles and Hector?)

Anonymous

This black and white drawing depicts an outdoor classical scene. In the center of the composition a nude male figure donning an ornate helmet and brandishing a sword drags a lifeless classically draped figure before an altar on the left on top of which rests armor, a helmet and drapery. Behind this altar is positioned another draped male figure. A fully draped figure points toward two mourning female figures in the right midground. The paper is squared for transfer.

circa 1770-1800

2012/2.204

pen and ink over graphite, heightened with black and white chalk over Stylus (?) on medium buff wove paper, squared for transfer

rank 14.44082

aegean

aegean periods

early western world

edged weapons

figures (representations)

greek

mediterranean

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.85/1998_1.85.JPG

Prestige Axe

Artist Unknown, African, Benin, Toma

20th century

20th century

1998/1.85

metal blade with wood handle

rank 14.35478

associated concepts

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social status

sociological concepts

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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

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

Artist Unknown, Japan

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

18th century

early 18th century

1978/2.5

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

rank 14.20917

associated concepts

buddhism

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

edged weapon components

edged weapons

japanese buddhism

motifs

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

physical sciences concepts

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious (people)

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.129a-amp-amp-sem-b/1998_1.129A_B.JPG

Knife with Sheath

Artist Unknown, African, Algeria, Berber?

20th century

20th century

1998/1.129A&B

metal blade with wood handle trimmed in metal and fabric covered leather sheath

rank 14.17167

cases (containers)

containers

containers by form

descriptors

edged weapons

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.49/1986_2.49.JPG

Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu) seated on a lion

Artist Unknown, Japan

18th century?

18th century (?)

1986/2.49

ema, ink and color on wood panel

rank 14.14825

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

edged weapons

mammals

motifs

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.149/1983_1.149.JPG

Throwing knife

African, Congo (Zaire), Zande

20th century

circa 1925

1983/1.149

engraved and hand-forged iron and fiber

rank 14.10897

descriptors

edged weapons

fiber and fiber products

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

knives

materials

materials by composition

materials by form

materials by physical form

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects we use

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.567/2013_2.567.JPG

Standing Man with Sword

Anonymous English

The back of a man in colonial military wear, sword on his side. He is looking to the left, wearing a hat.

17th - early 18th century

2013/2.567

red crayon on heavy laid paper

rank 14.01666

accessories worn on the head

armed forces

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

edged weapons

headgear

objects we use

organizations

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1976-sl-1.211/1976_1.211.JPG

Battle of the Romans under Scipio against the Carthaginians

Agostino di Musi

A group of men wage battle against each other in a rocky landscape. Some of the men wear ancient Roman armor while others are only partially clothed. The combatants wield spears and swords, and some are on horseback. The mounted soldier in the center of the scene holds a large banner. A burning city is visible in the distance.

(Venice, 1490 - 1540)

16th century

after 1531

1976/1.211

engraving on paper

rank 13.93961

transfer method

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

costume

costume by function

descriptors

edged weapons

events

inorganic material

intaglio prints

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

protective wear

staff weapons

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.7/2001_2.7.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bambara

2001/2.7

wood with metal

rank 13.80451

african

african styles by region

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

manding

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

walking sticks

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

western sudanese styles

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Doriforo di Policleto

James Anderson

1813-1877

19th century

circa 1880

1980/1.199

albumen print on paper

rank 13.44226

descriptors

edged weapons

figures

figures (representations)

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

rock

rock by form

sculpture by subject type

staff weapons

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Tsuba (sword guard) with mushroom design

Artist Unknown, Japan

Circular tsuba, made of iron. It has two holes in the middle. There are two openwork motifs of mushrooms on the lower left. Rusts on some parts of the piece.

16th century

16th century

1966/1.100

iron

rank 13.25754

buildings and the land

descriptors

edged weapons

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

natural landscapes

nonwoody plants

objects we use

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.199.1/2011_2_199_1.JPG

Oban Triptych

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

A woodblock print of a figure hunched over holding swords. The figure's right arm is raised and feet are pointing in opposite directions. A purple robe with a white diamond pattern, trimmed in black, covers the lower portion of the figure. Red sleeves with a repeating flower pattern (pink with green centers) are center. A mat, light blue trim with black floral design, is towards the bottom right (to the figures left).

1797 - 1861

19th century

1849-1853

2011/2.199.1

woodblock print on paper

rank 13.18752

transfer method

asian

east asian

edged weapons

objects we use

people and culture

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Soldiers Fording a Stream

Maximillian Luce

An abstracted sketch drawing of a group of soldiers crossing a stream. The figures are rough outlines done in black with blue ink accents. Some soldiers are on horseback and brandishing swords, possibly as a sign to enemies on the other bank. Other soliders help one another cross the water on foot.

1858 - 1941

1875-1941

2009/1.506

ink and graphite on paper

rank 13.06513

animals and creatures

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

edged weapons

landscapes (environments)

mammals

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Figure and Animal Studies

Katsushika Hokusai

The artist sketches two men whispering to each other on the left-hand side of the drawing. Both of them have swords tucked into their belt, and the man on the left carries his belongings in a wrapping cloth (furoshiki). There are also sketches of several animals facing different directions. On the right-hand edge, there is a upside-down sketch of a woman dressed in kimono.

1760-1849

19th century

mid 19th century

1969/2.140

ink on paper

rank 13.05981

animals and creatures

costume

costume by form

edged weapons

main garments

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

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Ngbaka Throwing Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

20th century

1998/1.69

metal blade with fabric and cord covered wood handle

rank 13.00191

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

descriptors

edged weapons

northern democratic republic of congo styles

northwest democratic republic of congo styles

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Battle of the Sea Gods

Daniel Hopfer

This black and white print depicts an animated and detailed scene of nude figures and mythical beasts on the surface of the sea.Two men, with seaweed hair and riding half horse/half fish creatures, strike out at each other. A man and a woman ride a beast with a scaly body and the head of a fierce dog. In the background, a man holding a trident stands with his back to the viewer. Action and motion are expressed with billowing drapery, flowing hair and moving waves. The wide mouthed expressions of the figures and animals suggest yelling and noise in this chaotic scene. Among the many details depicted by the artist is a plaque held by the woman that has his initials.

ca. 1470-1536

16th century

early 16th century

1996/2.1

etching on iron on medium, slightly textured light beige laid paper

rank 12.94272

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

associated concepts

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

creature

descriptors

edged weapons

events

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

landscapes (environments)

mammals

marine bodies

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

settlements and landscapes

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Bodhisattva Mañjusri

Tibet

A woodblock print, with monochromatic black ink. The impression is good, especially given the detail of the design, although the block appears to have been worn at the outside edges.

20th century?

20th century (?)

1973/1.808A

woodblock print on paper

rank 12.78157

animals and creatures

asian

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

earth sciences concepts

edged weapons

mammals

motifs

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

scientific concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Tsuba (Sword guard)

Sadanobu

It is a round, openwork tsuba, in the design of three interconnected bamboo leaves. It has the signature: Kishû jû, Sadanobu.

1809-1879

17th century

17th century

1966/1.103

iron

rank 12.77398

descriptors

edged weapons

grass (plant material)

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects we use

plant material

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.309/1997_1.309.JPG

Royal sword with gold-leafed handle

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

20th century

20th century

1997/1.309

iron with gold leaf

rank 12.75184

aristocracy

edged weapons

groups of people

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

upper class

weapons and ammunition

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

Andô Hiroshige III

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

1843-1894

19th century

circa 1843-1846

1987/1.370

color woodblock print on paper

rank 12.69954

descriptors

edged weapons

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

weapons and ammunition

writing (processes)