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Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.54/1987_2.54.JPG

Textile panel

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Ndengese

20th century

circa 1950-1965

1987/2.54

woven and dyed raffia

rank 15.83178

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

motifs

natural element motifs

object genres

object genres by material

surface element components

surface elements and surface element components

visual and tactile

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Armor and Helmet with Paulownia Crests

Workshop of Mitsusada

The armor is comprised of a round helmet with a neck protector and a crescent-moon shaped ornament; a mask with fake mustache; an upper-body protector with sleeves from waist down and paulownia crest in the middle; a thigh cover; two metal leg protectors; two arm and hand protectors. The suit is stored in a black lacquered box with the gold crest.

The helmet is made of red-painted metal lined with indigo-died cotton fabric and deer skin leather trim, which is attached to the metal helmet. The cotton is quilted with indigo-dyed cotton threads. There are two loops on side and one loop in the back, to hold a code for tying below the wearer’s chin. The code is indigo-dyed and then plaited; there are some fading areas. On the outside of helmet, the paulownia crest is on side flaps (to protect ears). There is a hole in the middle of the helmet for a head ornament. The metal leaves are interlaced with cotton strings. Ceremonial knots of yellow code on the back. It weights about 10 pounds.

The helmet ornament is in crescent moon shape and made of lacquered wood in gold color. There is a slot on the back to place the ornament in the helmet. The slot is nailed to the wood; it looks like a later creation.

The mask covers below the wearer’s eyes, ears, nose and mouth, and down to front neck. The upper part is made of metal; the neck is in metal pieces and cotton codes. The mustache is made of animal hair. The mouth has fake teeth painted with gold.

The arm and hand protectors are made of red-painted metal shell and silk fabric with small flower motifs lined with deerskin and indigo-dyed cotton fabric. The shell is consisted of small metal panels connected with chains. The hand protectors have three different crests. The protectors are tied with indigo dyed cotton codes on back.

The leg protectors are also made of red-painted metal with silk fabric lining. On the metal surface of each piece, there are the artist’s signature and seal.

The body is consisted of metal panels, lacquered with gold in design of peonies and vines. The family crest appears in the middle. Metal knots are in chrysanthemum design. Inside is lined with leather printed with lions and peonies. The shoulder pads are made of cotton quilt in tortoise shell design.

The apron for thighs is made of silk fabric quilt and metal panels. The metal panels protect thighs. The apron belt is made of cotton kasuri; the back is lined with indigo dyed cotton.

The thick belt for the body is made of padded silk fabric.

19th century

19th century

2006/1.146A-M

metal, lacquer, silk cords, and silk fabric

rank 15.20966

costume

costume by function

descriptors

design elements

heraldic motifs

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

protective wear

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Virabhadra

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.45

bronze

rank 14.43661

descriptors

design elements

motifs

natural element motifs

objects

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

swords

weaponry

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.48/1977_2.48.JPG

Eight-armed Durga Seated on a Ram

Artist Unknown, India, South India

18th century

18th century

1977/2.48

bronze

rank 14.37185

descriptors

design elements

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

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Virabhadra

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th-18th century

17th century - 18th century

1978/2.75

bronze

rank 14.37185

descriptors

design elements

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.115/1991_2.115.JPG

Ceramic Kiln in Seto

Kawase Hasui

A crescent moon hangs in a gray sky above a Seto kiln. A figure with his back to the viewer walks alongside the kiln.

1883-1957

20th century

1920s - 1940s

1991/2.115

color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size

rank 13.70064

additive and joining processes and techniques

assembling

descriptors

design elements

motifs

natural element motifs

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.75/1968_2_75A.JPG

Lycurgus Consulting the Pythia

Eugène Delacroix

1798-1863

19th century

circa 1840

1968/2.75

oil on canvas

rank 13.61762

allegory and literature

animals

animals and creatures

descriptors

design elements

mammals

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

religious figures

reptiles

reptiles and amphibians

the natural world

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.91/1964_1.91.JPG

Standing Buddha (or possibly Maitreya) in abhaya mudra, with flask in left hand

Artist Unknown, China

4th century

4th century

1964/1.91

bronze

rank 13.46592

associated concepts

bottles

bottles by form

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

motifs

natural element motifs

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.141/1985_1.141.JPG

Crescent-shaped box with human face

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

late 19th century

1985/1.141

wood and tkoola powder

rank 13.37396

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

heads

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

the human body

upper body

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.271/2010_1.271.JPG

Inkwell made of cut crystal with star base, monogrammed lid, "B" sterling silver

Artist Unknown

A small. square, crystal inkwell with a sterling silver lid. A star is engraved on the bottom of the base. The lid is monogrammed.

1875-1975

2010/1.271

glass, metal

rank 13.36405

descriptors

design elements

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

motifs

natural element motifs

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-1949-sl-1.133/1949_1.133.JPG

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

Hans Sebald Beham

1500-1550

16th century

1500-1550

1949/1.133

woodcut on paper

rank 13.12602

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

motifs

natural element motifs

objects

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

scientific concepts

transportation

vehicles

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.101/1966_1_101.JPG

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 12.44595

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

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.109/1978_2.109.JPG

Six-armed Bodhisattva Mañjusri, standing, with two celestial attendants

Artist Unknown, India

Mañjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, standing with two celestial attendants. This representation of Manjushri includes six arms, one of which holds a sword, while a narrow book (modeled after books made from palm leaves) lays across his upper hand. Manjushri is wearing an ornamented crown and necklace, and is encircled by a halo of flames.

17th-18th century

17th century

1978/2.109

bronze

rank 12.37065

asian

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

edged weapons

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Tara

Artist Unknown, India, Northeastern India

Black schist carved in the relief of Green Tara, a guide and saviouress on the Buddhist path to enlightenment. She holds two lotuses, one open and one closed and makes the gesture of gift-giving with her palm facing outwards, towards the devotee.

10th century

10th century

1981/2.156

black schist

rank 12.35379

asia (continent)

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

geographic and political locations

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

rock

rock by form

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.537/2009_1.537.JPG

Virgin of the Apocalypse

Gaetano Gandolfi

A woman dressed in a rose-colored robe with a blue mantle and flowing white veil stands on a silver crescent moon among a bank of dark clouds. A halo of stars encircles her head. She clasps both hands before her. The heads of two putti peak out from beneath her mantle next to her left hip. Her right foot treads upon a long serpent that curves back upon itself with an open mouth.

(1728 - 1781)

18th century

1770-1780

2009/1.537

oil on canvas, mounted on board

rank 12.30892

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

figure- and animal-derived motifs

image-making processes and techniques

motifs

natural element motifs

painting and painting techniques

painting techniques

painting techniques by medium

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

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Snowflake

Albert G. Richards

A large white snowflake on a speckled black background.

1917-2008

circa 1998

2014/1.599

radiograph on paper

rank 12.14712

image form

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

motifs

natural element motifs

natural landscapes

objects we use

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by form

woody plants

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.49/1985_2.49.JPG

Guru Dragpo Votive Plaque, in the shape of a lotus petal

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A bas-relief carving made of bone and in the shape of a lotus petal, depicting a wrathful guardian of the Tibetan Buddhist faith. At the base of the "petal" are the tops of mountains, with the waves of the sea visible between them; in the rounded part of the "petal," a border of flames encircles a dynamic image of the bodhisattva Vajrapani in his wrathful form. The background behind Vajrapani is incised with closely spaced wavy lines, again suggesting flames.

18th century

18th century

1985/2.49

bone

rank 12.03428

asia (continent)

asian

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

china (nation)

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

geographic and political locations

materials

materials by composition

motifs

natural element motifs

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.50/1985_2.50.JPG

Dorje Legpa Votive Plaque

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A bas-relief carving made of bone and in the shape of a lotus petal, depicting Pehar, a guardian of the Tibetan Buddhist faith, in wrathful form. At the base of the "petal" are the tops of mountains, with the waves of the sea visible between them; in the rounded part of the "petal," a border of flames encircles a dynamic image of Pehar, his garments flowing in the wind as he rides on a snow lion. The background behind Pehar is incised with closely spaced wavy lines, again suggesting flames.

18th century

18th century

1985/2.50

bone

rank 12.02591

animals and creatures

asia (continent)

asian

associated concepts

china (nation)

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

design elements

geographic and political locations

legendary creatures

materials

materials by composition

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.81/1961_2.81.JPG

Bodhisattva, attendant figure from a larger Buddha shrine

Artist Unknown, China

618-907

1961/2.81

gilt bronze

rank 11.72459

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

form attributes

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

religious visual works

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by function

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.398/2008_2_398.JPG

Poster for the Salon des Cents

Alphonse Maria Mucha

Colors: olive, beige, pink/red, gold. Paper size: lh 64 1/5cm & rh 64cm x tw 43 1/2cm & bw 43 2/5cm. Image size approximately: h 56 1/5cm x w 41 2/5cm.

1860 - 1939

2008/2.398

color lithograph on heavy cream wove paper

rank 11.65851

transfer method

descriptors

design elements

figures (representations)

lithographs

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

planographic prints

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

stars

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.59/1982_2.59.JPG

Pieced quilt in variable star pattern with saw-tooth border

Anonymous American

19th century

1840s

1982/2.59

cotton

rank 11.60661

bed coverings

bedcovers

coverings and hangings

coverings and hangings by location or context

coverings and hangings by specific type

coverings and hangings for furniture

coverings and hangings for sleeping and reclining furnitur

descriptors

design elements

fiber

fiber and fiber products

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

motifs

natural element motifs

natural fiber

objects we use

ornament areas

plant fiber

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Buddha, seated, from Tongguan, with mandorla

Artist Unknown, China

4th century

4th century

1964/1.90

bronze

rank 11.36413

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.92/1964_1.92.JPG

Buddha, standing on a table-like pedestal, with a flame mandorla

Artist Unknown, China

4th century

4th century

1964/1.92

cast and incised bronze

rank 11.16711

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

motifs

natural element motifs

object genres

object genres by form

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.211/1980_2.211.JPG

Pehar Gyalpo

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A portable painting in mineral pigments and gold on a primed cotton ground; the painting is designed to be rolled up when not in use. The painting was folded at some time in its history, resulting in a loss of pigment along two vertical lines.

19th century

19th century?

1980/2.211

ink, gouache, and gold pigment on cotton

rank 11.15952

african

african styles by region

animals and creatures

asian

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

ewe cultures

mammals

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

west african styles

western guinea coast styles

Full Record: x-1957-sl-1.102/1957_1.102.JPG

Star-shaped Tile with flying crane among flowers

Iran, Kashan

A tile in the shape of a 8 pointed star with a bird depiction and inscriptions.

early 14th century

early 14th century

1957/1.102

fritware with blue underglaze painting and brown luster overglaze painting

rank 11.08868

animals and creatures

associated concepts

birds

buildings and the land

crane (bird)

descriptors

design elements

document genres

document genres by form

geographic and political locations

herbaceous plants

information forms

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

middle east (general region)

motifs

natural element motifs

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

plants

religions

religions and religious concepts

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.49/1977_2.49.JPG

Four-armed Vishnu

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan

Vishnu stands with his legs apart holding his four attributes in his hands. Reading in clockwise direction from his right front hand he holds: his club, discus, conch and lotus, here a rather flat object cupped in his palm. His back two arms are extremely short. The figure is encircled with a decorated arch with a line of beads and triangular shaped openings around them. A stylized sun and moon are to either side of Vishnu’s head. He wears a variety of simple, lumpy jewelry at his feet are a horse to his right and a bull or cow to his left and between them are three rings lying flat on the base. At the front of the base are seven stylized horses, identifying this as a combination figure: Vishnu and the sun god Surya, whose chariot is pulled by seven horses.

18th-19th century

18th century - 19th century

1977/2.49

bronze

rank 10.97209

animals and creatures

associated concepts

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

design elements

hindu

mammals

materials

materials by composition

motifs

named gods and goddesses

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

percussive weapons

plant-derived motifs

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

religion

religions

religions and religious concepts

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

sports and athletic equipment

subject matter

track and field sports equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.402/2008_2_402.JPG

Nativity

Albrecht Dürer

Paper trimmed to frame. Tacked down to mat on all four sides. Paper size: h 13 x tw 10 1/10cm & bw 10cm.

Nüremberg, 1471-1528

2008/2.402

woodcut on cream laid paper

rank 10.83206

transfer method

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

design elements

groups of people

kinship groups

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

religions

religions and religious concepts

social groups

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.171/1975_2.171.JPG

Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina venerated by a monk, layman, and cobras

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

A naked Jina sits on a throne with a naked monk to his left offering praise. A devotee sits in a lotus pond that is surrounded by flames, yet his face appears serene ans he holds his rosary. Two cobras appear next to the flames, with a three in the background.

18th century

18th century

1975/2.171

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 10.77116

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

document genres

document genres by conditions of production

events

figures (representations)

gathered matter components

information form components

information forms

landscapes (environments)

leaves (folded sheets)

motifs

natural element motifs

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

plants

reptiles

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by subject type

woody plants

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.96/1964_2.96.JPG

Buddha, seated, with mandorla and dais; inscription

Artist Unknown, China

6th century

515

1964/2.96

bronze

rank 10.75615

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

document genres

document genres by form

form attributes

information forms

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.54/1961_2_54.JPG

Female Buddhist Deity?

Artist Unknown, China

14th-15th century

circa 1350-1450

1961/2.54

wall painting (fragment): ink and color on plaster

rank 10.66580

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

edged weapons

image-making processes and techniques

legendary creatures

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

painting (image-making)

painting and painting techniques

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions

religions and religious concepts

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.79/1961_2.79.JPG

Miniature altar: Standing Buddha in abhaya-vara mudra, flanked by 2 bodhisattvas

Artist Unknown, China

6th century

early 6th century

1961/2.79

bronze with traces of gilding on wooden stand

rank 10.63525

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

form attributes

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.549/2013_2.549.JPG

Illustration Proof without text of A.M. David's "Statuaire" for Aloysius Bertard's book "Gaspard de la nuit:fantasies à la manière de Rembrandt et de Callot"

Artist Unknown

Two rectangular friezes: one horizontal, one vertical. In the larger horizontal section, there is a man's head inside a triangle with two angel heads on the sides, with an elaborate border. In the vertical section, there are two angel heads blowing air out of their mouths.

Early 20th century

1904

2013/2.549

woodcut on paper

rank 10.44454

abstract expressionist

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

international post-1945 styles and movements

legendary creatures

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

physical sciences concepts

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

scientific concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.35.140/1954_2.35.140.JPG

Mine More Coal - United States Fuel Administration - Stand by the boys in the trenches!

Artist Unknown

Text: Mine More Coal - United States Fuel Administration - Stand by the boys in the trenches! - (Italian) Sostenete i soldati nelle trincee! Estraete Sempre Piu' Carbone! - (Croatian) Pomogni nasoj mladosti u rovovima! Kopaj Vise Ugljevlja! - (Slovenian) Podpiraj vojake v strelnih jarkih! Koplji Vec Premoga! - (Polish) Wspomagajcie wiernie tych ktorzy sa na linii bojowej! Starajcie Sie Powiekszyc Produkcje Wegla! - (Hungarian) Segitse a fiukat a lövészarokban! Aknázzon Több Szenet! - (German) Unterstuetzt die Jungen in den Schuetzengraeben! Foerdert Mehr Kohle!

20th century

circa 1918

1954/2.35.140

color lithograph on paper

rank 10.44301

animals

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

birds

buildings and the land

built complexes and districts

business and industry

complexes

complexes by function

components

components and systems

components by specific context

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

design elements

events

extracting complexes

how we live

industrial complexes

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information form components

information forms

layout features

mines (industrial complexes)

modern and contemporary art

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people and culture

text-based art

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

war

world wars

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.94/1964_2.94.JPG

Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra, with mandorla

Artist Unknown, China

Small gilt bronze seated Buddha with Indian and Central Asian characteristics, including the pedestal he is seated on, folds of his robe, and the incised flames in the body halo encompassing him.

5th century

433-466

1964/2.94

gilt bronze

rank 10.41973

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

figures (representations)

form attributes

motifs

natural element motifs

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.268/1987_1.268.JPG

Crescent Moon (Matsue in Izumo)

Kawase Hasui

A man ferries a passenger along a river at sunset. The buildings and stone walls along the river are reflected along with the colorful sky above.

1883-1957

20th century

1924

1987/1.268

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.33939

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Full Record: x-1963-sl-2.62/1963_2.62.JPG

Blue-and-white plate with landscape design

Artist Unknown, Hizen ware, Japan

A medium size plate has blue-and-white underglaze painting of landscape. There are two groups of mountains; one of the left has two large rocks flanked by two smaller mountains with a few trees on the tops. Three smaller rocks peek from the water. On the right side, a range of gently sloped mountains and a rock are drawn. There are two fishing boats with masts can be seen in front of the mountain range. The crescent moon, shadowed by one side, is in the sky. The drawing is executed in thick underglaze and painted in lighter glaze. There are brown speckles on the surface; reddish color stains on the top of the rim. Some chips on the rim and on the back. The foot is unglazed; eye is glazed. There is a single band around the rim.

17th century

1615-1643

1963/2.62

porcelain, blue underglaze painting

rank 9.97856

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Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.41/1972_2.41.JPG

Scene from the life of the Buddha: Buddha triumphs over the fire snake at the Fire Temple of Uruvilva Kasyapa (architectural fragment)

Artist Unknown,Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

A fragment of a stone slab, originally a facing on the drum of a small stupa, carved with a narrative scene. In this relief, he is converting devotees of the fire god Agni, the three ascetic Kasyapa brothers and their disciples. In this narrative, the Buddha asked to spend the night in the fire temple of Uruvilva Kasyapa. The temple’s fire god worshipers thought the fearsome fire serpent that dwelled within the temple would vanquish the Buddha. Instead, the fiery radiance of the meditating Buddha overwhelmed the serpent, who crawled into the Buddha’s alms bowl; the defeated snake appears in this sculpture below the Buddha. Meanwhile, the dazzling radiance the Buddha emits has been mistaken for flames and a fire brigade using ladders and pots of water has been formed to put out the fire, as can be seen here. Seated in the posture and gesture of meditation, the Buddha’s calm presence is in contrast to the action unfolding around him. The three Kasyapa brothers, with their beards and matted hair, are at the bottom directing it all – two are on the right and the other is seated at the far left.

3rd century

200-232

1972/2.41

grey schist

rank 9.52657

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