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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 8.61168

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

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.7/2010_2.7.JPG

Small Metal and Bone Pipe

Artist Unknown, African

A small pipe made out of metal and bone. The bone portion has a triangle design etched on it.

20th century

2010/2.7

metal and bone

rank 8.41655

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

object genres

object genres by form

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.109/1997_1.109.JPG

Spoof-Tavern Club-Martinized Venus

Ivan Albright

1897-1983

20th century

1897-1983

1997/1.109

oil on plywood, joined with hinges

rank 8.40681

allegory and literature

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

mythology

objects

people and occupations

roman

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1952-sl-2.21/1952_2.21.JPG

Study for 'Three Standing Forms in a Garden'

Graham Sutherland

1903 - 1980

20th century

1951

1952/2.21

crayon and wash on white wove paper

rank 8.40613

ancient greeks

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

fantasy

gardens

man

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

movement

people and occupations

shell and shell material

study

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.71/1960_2.71.JPG

Study of the Sea

Anthony Gross

Born 1905

20th century

1935

1960/2.71

etching on paper

rank 8.39655

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

genres

geography

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

shell and shell material

study

the natural world

waterscapes

Full Record: x-1949-sl-2.47/1949_2.47.JPG

Shells (Coquillages)

Raoul Dufy

(1877 - 1953)

20th century

1877-1949

1949/2.47

lithograph on paper

rank 8.34856

animals

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

mammals

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

shell and shell material

the natural world

Full Record: x-1988-sl-2.10/1988_2.10.JPG

Sea Shells

Edward Ferguson

Born 1914

20th century

1967

1988/2.10

lithograph on wove paper

rank 8.34856

animals

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

geography

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

shell and shell material

the natural world

Full Record: x-1989-sl-1.74.6/1989_1.74.6.JPG

Untitled, from "Sighs and Whispers, Bloomingdales"

Guy Bourdin

1928-1991

20th century

circa 1976

1989/1.74.6

Type-C print on paper

rank 8.30752

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

figures

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

people and occupations

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.162/1983_2.162FRT.JPG

Royal Mask (Ngaady a Mwaash)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

1900-1983

1983/2.162

wood, polychrome, glass beads, cowrie shells, cotton cloth and string

rank 8.25229

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects

people and occupations

political figures

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.76/1982_2.76FRT.JPG

Royal Cap

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1900

1982/2.76

cotton cloth, wood, cowrie shells, and glass beads

rank 8.18014

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

people and occupations

political figures

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.322/1997_1.322.JPG

Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

20th century

1997/1.322

carved wood, mulitcolored beads, cowrie shells and string

rank 8.18014

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and occupations

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1958-sl-2.6/1958_2.6.JPG

Illusion of the Sea

Saitô Kiyoshi

(active 1907 - 1997)

20th century

mid 20th century

1958/2.6

color woodblock print on paper

rank 8.18014

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

figures

geography

materials

materials by composition

people and occupations

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.72/1987_2.72.JPG

Belt pendant in the shape of a hand

Artist Unknown, African

20th century

circa 1925

1987/2.72

leather, cowrie shells, raffia, and red wood color

rank 8.07634

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

hands

human body

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

shell and shell material

the natural world

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.78/1987_2.78.JPG

Large Shoulder Pendant

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1987/2.78

cowrie shells, glass beads, natural fiber and grass cloth

rank 8.07634

animals

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

sheep

shell and shell material

the natural world

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.59/1959_2.59.JPG

Section of a Plasterwork Ceiling

Daniel Marot

c.1663-1752

late 17th-early 18th century

1663-1752

1959/2.59

pen and bistre ink with gray wash

rank 7.98065

animals

architecture

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

design elements

figure- and animal-derived motifs

figures

materials

materials by composition

motifs

people and occupations

shell and shell material

study

the natural world

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.49/1959_2.49.JPG

An Urn Decorated with Two Seated Female Figures, Each Accompanied by a Putto, th

Anonymous Italian

18th century

mid 18th century

1959/2.49

graphite, pen and gray ink with ink wash

rank 7.96041

animals

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

design elements

figure- and animal-derived motifs

mammals

materials

materials by composition

motifs

plants

shell and shell material

study

the natural world

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.93/1983_1.93.JPG

Dance Crest

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1983

1983/1.93

cloth, fiber and cowrie shells

rank 7.95526

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

dances

descriptors

design elements

heraldic motifs

materials

materials by composition

motifs

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.189/1983_2.189.JPG

Apron

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon

n.d.

1983/2.189

cloth, beads and cowrie shells

rank 7.82413

africa (continent)

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume by form

costume by function

descriptors

geographic and political locations

main garments

main garments for the lower body

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

protective wear

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.104/2000_2.104FR.JPG

Doll

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.104

metal, glass beads and cowrie shells

rank 7.82335

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.91/1991_2.91.JPG

Illness Mask

African, Congo (Zaire), Ibibio

n.d.

1991/2.91

wood, raffia and cowrie shells

rank 7.82335

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.118a-amp-amp-sem-b/1998_1.118A_B.JPG

Circumcision Knife with Sheath

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

20th century

20th century

1998/1.118A&B

metal blade with leather and hide sheath with dyed shell

rank 7.82335

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.52/1959_2.52.JPG

An Urn Decorated with a Mascaron, Rams' Heads Supporting a Garland between Shells, and Cloven Hoofs for Feet

Anonymous Italian

18th century

mid 18th century

1959/2.52

graphite, pen and bistre ink with gray wash

rank 7.79584

animals

biological components

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects

sheep

shell and shell material

study

the human body

the natural world

upper body

vessels

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.20/2000_2.20.JPG

Beaded Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.20

thread, multi-colored beads and cowrie shell fringe

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.21/2000_2.21.JPG

Beaded Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.21

thread, multi-colored beads and cowrie shell fringe

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.22/2000_2.22.JPG

Beaded Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.22

thread, multi-colored beads and cowrie shell fringe

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.23/2000_2.23.JPG

Beaded Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.23

thread, multi-colored beads and cowrie shell fringe

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.24/2000_2.24.JPG

Beaded Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.24

thread, multi-colored beads and cowrie shell fringe

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.25/2000_2.25.JPG

Beaded Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.25

thread, multi-colored beads and cowrie shell fringe

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.26/2000_2.26.JPG

Beaded Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.26

thread, multi-colored beads and cowrie shell fringe

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.64/2000_2.64.JPG

Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.64

seeds, thread and cowrie shells

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.48/1987_2.48.JPG

Belt ornament in the shape of a shell

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1987/2.48

glass beads, leather, woven natural fibers

rank 7.76282

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

ornamental

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.81/1987_2.81.JPG

Necklace with pendant in form of a shell

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1975

1987/2.81

fiber and glass beads

rank 7.76282

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

jewelry

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects of adornment

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.92/1991_2.92.JPG

Ile Ore (Shrine of the Head)

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

1880-1940

1991/2.92

leather, carved wood, cloth, metal and cowrie shells

rank 7.75331

animals

biological components

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

shell and shell material

the human body

the natural world

upper body

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.138/1985_1.138.JPG

Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Lula

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.138

wood, cotton yarns, cowrie shells, paint

rank 7.70978

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume by function

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

objects

objects we use

plant material

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.10/1959_2.10.JPG

Steady Gaze (Shell)

Saitô Kiyoshi

(active 1907 - 1997)

20th century

1952

1959/2.10

color woodblock print on paper

rank 7.68805

biological components

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

faces

materials

materials by composition

shell and shell material

the human body

upper body

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.99/1983_1.99.JPG

Headband

African, Ivory Coast, Guro

20th century

1900-1983

1983/1.99

leather, cowrie shells, cloth, wood

rank 7.64083

biological components

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

shell and shell material

the human body

upper body

Full Record: x-1988-sl-1.144/1988_1.144.JPG

Necklace with Pendant

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1988/1.144

braided raffia, shells, red wood and glass beads

rank 7.63888

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.37/2000_2.37.JPG

Bottle

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.37

brass, leather and cowrie shells

rank 7.63073

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

shell and shell material

vessels

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.76/1987_2.76.JPG

Yeemy Ceremonial Belt

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1987/2.76

raffia, cowrie shells and glass beads

rank 7.63073

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.188/1983_2.188.JPG

Helmet

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

n.d.

1983/2.188

gourd, cowrie shells, cloth, hair, leather

rank 7.46793

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.68/1980_2.68.JPG

Ivory snuff bottle in the shape of seashell and fish

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.68

ivory

rank 7.35100

animals and creatures

bone

bone by form

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

dentin

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

shell and shell material

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.462a-amp-amp-sem-b/2005_1.462.JPG

Sawankhalok Ware Covered Box with a conch handle, a band of star, and a band of vegetal scroll design

Artist Unknown, Thailand, Sawankhalok ware

Small-size covered box, with a handle surrounded by a raised stylized calyx, which imitates the growth pattern of the top of a mangosteen, and a band of star points at the rim of the lid. The body has a band of vegetal scrolls. Brown-and-cream glaze.

14th-15th century

14th century - 15th century

2005/1.462A&B

stoneware with brown and cream glaze

rank 7.24602

asian

ceramics

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

materials

materials by composition

motifs

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

scrolls (motifs)

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

southeast asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

thai

thai pottery styles

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.72/1980_2.72.JPG

Ivory snuff bottle in the shape of corn

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.72

ivory

rank 7.23870

animals and creatures

arthropods

bone

bone by form

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

dentin

descriptors

food

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

"Hôki" (Treasure Tortoise): Seto ware tea caddy, Taikai type, with ivory lid

Artist Unknown, Japan

This squat tea caddy has brown and black glaze, two small ornamental handles, and an ivory lid.

17th century?

17th century

1955/1.151A&B

stoneware with brown and black glaze, ivory lid

rank 7.23870

asia

bone

bone by form

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

containers

containers by function or context

containers for storing or transporting food

culinary containers

dentin

descriptors

locality

materials

materials by composition

medium

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.183/1983_2.183.JPG

N'Tomo Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

1900-1970

1983/2.183

wood, cowrie shells and red seeds

rank 7.14373

african

african styles by region

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume by function

descriptors

manding

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

west african styles

western sudanese styles

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.267/2014_2.267.JPG

Lakeside

Ilse Bing

A fence next to a beach with the sun shining on the water.

American, born Germany, 1899/1900-1998

1935

2014/2.267

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

rank 7.07781

relation to water

buildings and the land

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by position

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

settlements and landscapes

shores (landforms)

soil

soil by composition or origin

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.42a/1982_2.42A.JPG

Conch trumpet, in an embossed silver mount, inlaid with lapis lazuli, turquoise and coral

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

An elaborately decorated conch shell trumpet, with extensions and a side chamber made from silver, inlaid with other precious metals and semi-precious stones of turquoise, lapiz lazuli, and mountain coral.

9th-20th century

800-1900

1982/2.42A

conch shell, silver, vermeil, lapis lazuli, and coral

rank 7.00768

animals and creatures

asian

associated concepts

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

legendary creatures

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

sound devices

sound devices by function

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.160/1987_1.160VW1.JPG

Janus Bird (Oiseau Janus)

Max Ernst

Standing bronze figure with recto/verso. The silhouette of the body is rectangular in shape. The heads on both side are simply rendered with rounded eyes and a pursed -lip mouth on one, a button nose on the other; bodies are supported by short legs; sides loosely suggest representations of male and female anatomy with side-by-side scallop shells suggesting a breasted chest on one side, an upward facing frog/toad in the phallus area on the reverse side.

1891-1976

20th century

1973

1987/1.160

bronze

rank 6.98620

amphibians

animals

animals and creatures

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

nonferrous metal

objects we use

people and culture

reptiles

reptiles and amphibians

shell and shell material

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.74/2000_2.74.JPG-2

Cache-Sexe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Kirdi

late 19th - early 20th century

circa 1890-1920

2000/2.74

brass and glass beads with cowrie shells

rank 6.97761

beads and sets of beads

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume accessories

costume by form

descriptors

main garments

main garments for the lower body

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by form

objects of adornment

objects we use

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.75/1980_2.75OBV.JPG

Ivory snuff bottle with landscape

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1880-1930

1980/2.75

ivory

rank 6.97564

bone

bone by form

buildings and the land

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

dentin

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

settlements and landscapes

tooth and tooth components

tooth components