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Ebisu (God of Prosperity)

Artist Unknown, Japan

This woodwork depicts Ebisu, the god of prosperity and especially associated with fishermen. Here he carries a large sea bream or red snapper symbolizing good fortune.

19th century

19th century

1979/2.86

wood

rank 7.16833

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

genres in the arts

literary, oral and motion picture genres

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

sculpture

sculpture by material

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Incense Container in the Shape of a Plum Flower

Kôyama Kiyoko

Incense container in the shape of a plum blossom. The container consists of two halves opening horizontally, with the top of the container being very textured with a pattern of ridges. The container is bi-colored, with a whitish gray and reddish orange coloring.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.218

stoneware with natural ash glaze

rank 7.15577

buildings and the land

containers

containers by function or context

deciduous trees

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

plants

pottery (object genre)

settlements and landscapes

trees

trees by leaf life

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

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Two-handled bowl

Artist Unknown, Syria

n.d.

1972/2.137

earthenware with turquoise glaze and black decoration

rank 7.14897

components

components and systems

components by general context

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

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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 7.14362

descriptors

design elements

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

motifs

natural element motifs

object genres

object genres by material

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Pedestal Cup or bowl with handle, on cut-out pedestal foot

Artist Unknown, Korea

It has deep cylindrical bowl supported by a little flared pedestal foot. Five raised band lines encircle the middle of the bowl. A single handle is attached to the body of the bowl. The foot is separated into two parts and has a lot of rectangular holes located in altering position. There is no design on the surface of the bowl and foot.

late 5th-early 6th century

late 5th century - early 6th century

2004/1.180

stoneware with natural ash glaze

rank 7.13138

ceramics

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

drinking vessels

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

vessels for serving and consuming food

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Deep Bowl with slightly everted rim

Artist Unknown, Iran

Deep bowl with a wide base and slightly everted rim decorated in amber glaze.

12th century

12th century

1957/1.62

earthenware with mottled amber glaze

rank 7.13036

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

geographic and political locations

middle east (general region)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Conical Bowl with simple blue stripe design

Artist Unknown, Iran

A deep conical bowl.

12th century

12th century

1957/1.64

fritware (ground quartz and white clay) with blue underglaze painting

rank 7.13036

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

geographic and political locations

middle east (general region)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Horse head

Artist Unknown, China

2nd century

1st century - 2nd century

1974/1.169

earthenware

rank 7.12906

animals and creatures

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

the human body

upper body

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Lion head (fragment of a Buddha throne?)

Artist Unknown, India

1990/1.178

terracotta

rank 7.12906

animals and creatures

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by form

the human body

upper body

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.417

brass

rank 7.12884

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.436

brass

rank 7.12884

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.444

brass

rank 7.12884

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

20th century

20th century

1997/1.481

brass

rank 7.12884

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.483

brass

rank 7.12884

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.494

brass

rank 7.12884

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.497

brass

rank 7.12884

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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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 7.12884

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

edged weapons

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.215

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.216

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.217

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.219

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.220

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.221

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.222

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.223

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.224

Pottery

rank 7.12884

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Tall Ceremonial Stand for Jar

Artist Unknown, Korea

Tall hourglass-shaped stand. Composed of three separate parts: two bowls and a connecting cylinder. The pieces are unified with appliquéd bands encircling the cylinder horizontally as well as evenly spaced cut-out shapes of rectangles and triangles leading up the stand vertically in lines.

5th century

5th century

2004/1.178

unglazed stoneware with cutout decoration

rank 7.12789

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

containers by function or context

descriptors

masts

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

supporting and resisting elements

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Shallow bowl with schematized animal motif

Iran, Amol

A shallow bowl with schematized animal motif.

12th-13th century

12th century - 13th century

1957/1.54

earthenware coated with white slip and painted designs in green and brown

rank 7.11435

animal

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

geographic and political locations

middle east (general region)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Covered funerary jar in the shape of a lotus bud, with molded and incised design

Artist Unknown, China

10th - 12th century

960-1127

1971/2.74A

stoneware with celadon glaze

rank 7.10444

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

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The Discovery of Mars and Venus

Jacob Cornelisz. Cobaert

A nude man and woman recline together on the right side of this octagonal plaque. They lay upon the mesh of a net, which is being pulled by a nude male figure seated nearby next to an anvil. Behind the seated man appear two standing figures working at a brick forge. Another pair of figures stands in the middle ground with a row of trees behind them. A diminutive figure mounted on horses appears against a disk in the sky.

active 1602-1621

17th century

1602-1621

1969/2.158

bronze

rank 7.10403

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

europe (continent)

genres in the arts

geographic and political locations

italy (nation)

lazio (region)

literary, oral and motion picture genres

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

roma (province)

sculpture

sculpture by material

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Model of a pigpen

Artist Unknown, China

1st century

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.64.1-2

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 7.10065

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by location or context

yards

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Model of a pigpen

Artist Unknown, China

1st century

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.75

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 7.10065

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by location or context

yards

Grave Jar with lid

Artist Unknown, China

11th - 12th century

11th century - 12th century

1987/2.46B

stoneware with mottled olive green celadon glaze

rank 7.09706

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

concepts in the arts

container components

containers

containers by form

covers (closures)

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

vessels

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Basket with cover

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.5

woven raffia and wood

rank 7.09503

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by function

object genres by material

object-making processes and techniques

objects

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Footed Bowl with painted design of birds

Artist Unknown, Iran

A footed shallow bowl. The base of the bowl is reticulated. The interior of the bowl is decorated.

11th-12th century

11th century - 12th century

1957/1.53

buff earthenware with underglaze iron painting

rank 7.09473

animals and creatures

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

geographic and political locations

middle east (general region)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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That Which Must Not Come; Threat Over Mexico

Leopoldo Méndez

born 1903

20th century

1945

1949/1.181

woodcut on paper

rank 7.09092

americas

animals

associated concepts

birds

descriptors

locality

modern and contemporary art

north & central america

object genres

object genres by form

people and culture

political concepts

political ideologies and attitudes

social science concepts

the natural world

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Blue-and-white tilted jar with peony and 'cloud collar' designs

Artist Unknown, Korea

19th century

19th century

2004/1.293

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 7.09033

buildings and the land

ceramics

descriptors

design elements

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by material

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

plants

pottery (object genre)

settlements and landscapes

shrubs

stoneware

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

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Pot

Maria Martínez

A blackware bowl with black on black decoration. The bowl is nearly spherical in profile, with a narrow and wide mouth. Around the upper half is a feather design, which looks like individual feathers hanging down from the mouth forming a ring around the circumference.

1887 - 1980

20th century

circa 1935

1991/1.88

blackware

rank 7.08184

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

modern and contemporary art

native american

native north american styles

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

southwestern native american styles

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the americas

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Dish with Floral Motifs

Anonymous Hispano-Mooresque

This dish features a recessed center with a central boss decorated with a rosette design. The recessed area and rim are painted with floral motifs and leaf designs arranged in concentric rings.

17th century

17th century

1972/2.120

earthenware with luster

rank 7.07801

ceramics

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

design elements

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

pottery (object genre)

vessels for serving and consuming food

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Barber's basin with birds and vegetal ornament

Artist Unknown, France

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

18th century

circa 1750

1969/2.39

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

rank 7.07184

animals and creatures

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

earthenware

european

european styles and periods

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in service occupations

pottery (object genre)

renaissance-baroque styles and periods

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

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Loom Heddle Pulley

African, Nigeria, Ibo

20th century

circa 1950

1986/2.127

carved wood, twine and metal

rank 7.06763

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

the human body

upper body

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Bowl with concentric bands of epigraphic decoration

Iran or Transoxiana

10th century

10th century

1961/1.184

earthenware with white slip, red, brown, and green slip painting, clear glaze

rank 7.06763

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware

Artist Unknown, Iran

13th century

13th century

1957/1.55

amber, green, and brown glaze on fritware

rank 7.06763

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Jug with wide cylindrical body and tall, tapered neck

Artist Unknown, Iran

12th century

12th century

1959/1.118

unglazed terracotta inlaid with glazed terracotta

rank 7.06763

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

Full Record: x-1959-sl-1.90/1959_1.90.JPG

Ewer with animal head, with band of decorative inscriptions at shoulder in thuluth script on an arabesque ground

Artist Unknown, Iran

12th-13th century

12th century - 13th century

1959/1.90

earthenware with appliquéd barbotine decoration

rank 7.06763

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Jug, narrow neck & single handle, band of decorative inscriptions at shoulder

Artist Unknown, Iran

n.d.

1959/1.92

molded terracotta

rank 7.06763

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Narrow-neck jug with single handle and molded decorative register at shoulder

Artist Unknown, Iran

10th-12th century

10th century - 12th century

1959/1.93

molded terracotta

rank 7.06763

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Shallow bowl with stylized floral medallion

Artist Unknown, Iran

11th-12th century

11th century - 12th century

1961/1.183

fritware with yellow and brown overglaze decoration

rank 7.06763

associated concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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Untitled (Man at Potter's Wheel)

Takis (Dimitris) Tloupas

Shows a man leaning over at a potters wheel. The floor and walls appear to be made of dirt.

1920-2003

1972

2012/1.249

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 7.06763

color

ceramics

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

photographs

photographs by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Beaded Necklace

Artist Unknown Northern and Southern Nguni, South Africa

Blue and white beaded necklace with darker blue bead and white tassle at bottom. Loose white bead from tassle. White tag attached.

19th century - 20th century

2014/2.25

plastic beads, string

rank 7.06414

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

jewelry

jewelry by quality

object genres

object genres by function

object-making processes and techniques

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type