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Nut ring

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1986/2.147

cast bronze, lost wax method

rank 4.07237

african

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

fruit

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

people and culture

plant material

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Via Appia Antica

Arturo Montrone

n.d.

1955/2.7

etching on paper

rank 4.06920

architecture

atmospheric effects

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

plants

roads

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Athens - Sandal Binder, Acropolis

Anonymous Italian?

19th century

circa 1865

1980/1.171

albumen print on paper

rank 4.06920

architecture

descriptors

europe

figures

inorganic material

locality

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

panels

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Tomb of Giuliano, Duke of Nemours, Medici Chapel, Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo

Fratelli Alinari

(active 1854 - 1920)

19th century

circa 1855

1989/2.12

salt print from a collodion negative on paper

rank 4.06920

architecture

descriptors

europe

figures

inorganic material

italy

locality

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Death Valley, CA

Will Connor

Desert with a single rock in the foreground and the rolled path behind it. There are mountains in the background and a very blue sky.

2013/1.241

chromogenic print on paper

rank 4.06920

africa (continent)

associated concepts

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

egypt (nation)

geographic and political locations

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.70/1980_2.70.JPG

Ivory snuff bottle in the shape of a citron

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.70

ivory

rank 4.06274

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

fruit

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

objects we use

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

Full Record: x-1959-sl-1.162/1959_1.162.JPG

Landscape Studies, Italy

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

The VENTE COROT mark in the lower left corner is placed within a path that runs from that corner diagonally up towards the right where it is blocked from view by the rocky terrain. There is a scribbling that extends vertically from the land in the center of the image and the darkest area is to the right of that. The left side of the image has much less variance in lines and weights.

1796-1875

19th century

circa 1826-1828

1959/1.162

graphite on white wove paper

rank 4.06207

descriptors

europe (continent)

geographic and political locations

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

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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 4.05757

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

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Love with Flowers

Pasquale Romanelli

(1812 - 1887)

19th century

circa 1832-1887

1895.95

marble

rank 4.05698

allegory and literature

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and occupations

plants

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Athens (?) Group of Nine Sculptural Pieces Mounted on Wall - seven relief piece

Anonymous Italian?

19th century

circa 1865

1980/1.163

albumen print on paper

rank 4.05698

architecture

buildings

descriptors

europe

figures

inorganic material

locality

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

panels

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Eugene & Willy Strens/Felicitas 1956 (Water: No.4 of 'The Four Elements'; Water:

M.C. Escher

1898-1972

20th century

1956

1979/2.102

three-color lithograph on paper

rank 4.05646

animals and creatures

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

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Construction Work Boulder Dam #5

Adrian Clem

20th century

circa 1935

1935.2

lithograph on paper

rank 4.05611

additive and joining processes and techniques

assembling

descriptors

geography

how we live

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

organizations

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

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Wedge shaped flat stone

Artist Unknown, China

n.d.

1940.420

stone

rank 4.05577

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Ax or agricultural tool

Artist Unknown, China

50th c BCE

circa 5000 BCE

1940.421

polished gray stone

rank 4.05577

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Shaped stone tool

Artist Unknown, China

50th c BCE

circa 5000 BCE

1940.422

gray stone

rank 4.05577

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Potsherd of presumable Han type

Artist Unknown, China

2nd century BCE - 2nd century

1940.424

earthenware, unglazed

rank 4.05577

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Symbol of Earth (Ts'ung)

Artist Unknown, China

1027 BCE - 771 BCE

1960/2.115

green nephrite with brown patches

rank 4.05577

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

ornamental

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by function

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Blue-and-white jar with pomegranate design

Kondô Yûzô

It is a medium size porcelain vase with pomegranate design in blue underglaze. The body is round with gentle shoulders; the mouth is wide and the neck is short and slightly inward. It has no foot. The pomegranate fruit and leaves are quickly executed with broad brush around the shoulder and the middle of the body. There is a band of a single line around the mouth and another around near the bottom. There is the artist’s signature “yû” on the eye. There is no foot but unglazed ring around the bottom; the eye is glazed.

1902 - 1985

20th century

circa 1960

1963/2.78

Porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 4.05577

containers

containers by form

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

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Watercarrier

Artist Unknown, India

A standing figure of a watercarrier holding a bag on his left hand side. His right arm appears to be no longer part of the sculpture. He appears to be weighed down to the one side and his body is tilted. He is wearing a skirt and a turban.

19th century

19th century

2012/2.164

terracotta

rank 4.05577

containers

containers by form

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.116/2013_2.116.JPG

Unbeholding #3

Kay Denton

A girl sitting on a bicycle amongst leaves and trees.

b. 1939

1996

2013/2.116

gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 4.05577

associated concepts

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

philosophical concepts

plant material

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.146/1986_2.146.JPG

Bracelet with rope and button decorations

African, Ivory Coast?

20th century

circa 1925

1986/2.146

bronze

rank 4.05557

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

cord (fiber product)

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

inorganic material

jewelry

jewelry by location

jewelry worn on arms and hands

materials

materials by composition

materials by form

materials by physical form

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects

objects of adornment

objects we use

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To Survive

Bitte Bjeregaard

A little boy in an oversized coat twirling around, an older man trying to get out of a chair in the background.

2000

2013/2.98

digital pigment print on Epson Photo paper

rank 4.05420

descriptors

materials

materials by function

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

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Mountain Landscape

Okada Kyuka

Yellow, orange and gold colored cloth with a mountain landscape and two people near the bottom.

19th century

2014/2.259

watercolor and ink on paper, silk and paper backing

rank 4.04730

upward

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

people and culture

settlements and landscapes

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Untitled

Bernard Descamps

born 1947

20th century

20th century

2000/2.133

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 4.04284

asia

descriptors

genres

inorganic material

locality

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

plants

reflections

rock

rock by form

the natural world

trees

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

waterscapes

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Two shifuku (silk pouches) for Tea Caddy "Hitorine" (1954/1.532)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Two small pouches for tea caddy. The striped pouch is woven with light brown, dark-green, light-green and dark blue warp threads and light brown weft threads in satin weave, which create stripe, plaid and treasure ("takara") patterns. The round pouch has two side slits for easy opening; a purple cord is inserted through the mouth of the pouch for tying.

Another pouch has whirlpool patterns created with the same satin weave using brown warp threads and light blue, white, and blue weft threads. The weft threads create the staggered, whirlpool patterns. This pouch also has two side slits and tied with light brown color cord at the top.

circa 1600-1647

1954/1.567A&B

silk

rank 4.03924

animal material

containers

containers by form

containers by function or context

containers for storing or transporting food

culinary containers

descriptors

fibroinous material

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

Chest (in three pieces)

Artist Unknown, Korea

A chest in three pieces, all stacked on top of on another. The two chest pieces feature small center doors with decorative iron fittings around the handles and the hinges. Highly decorative iron fittings are added at intervals around the edges of the chest.

1875-1925

2009/2.26A-C

wood and iron fittings

rank 4.03794

applied decoration

asian

descriptors

design elements

east asian

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

people and culture

plant material

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

wood and wood products

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Chrysanthemum and Rock

Chang Ku-nien, Liu Yantao, Gao Yihong

A cluster of chrysanthemum grow upwards, standing out over a rock below. Next to them, in the upper left corner, is calligraphic text.

20th century

1980

2006/1.133

ink and light color on paper

rank 4.03214

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

natural landscapes

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

writing (processes)

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Nephrite jade snuff bottle in the shape of a citron

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1875-1925

1980/2.11

nephrite

rank 4.02844

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.89/1980_2.89.JPG

Wood snuff bottle in the shape of a pomegranate

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.89

wood

rank 4.02844

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.226/2010_1_226.JPG

Crystal 6-sided inkwell with attached lid, with pen holder on stand

Artist Unknown

This is a cut crystal glass inkwell in the shape of a square. The upper edges are rounded and there are designs cut into the bottom. The round cap is silver with a monogram design.

1875-1975

2010/1.226

glass, metal

rank 4.02844

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

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Fire polished cut crystal inkwell with rounded corners with sterling silver lid

Artist Unknown

This is a cut crystal inkwell with a sterling silver collar and cap. It has a square shape with smooth rounded edges at the top and a geometric cut design on the bottom. The round shaped lid has vegetal designs.

1875-1975

2010/1.229

glass, metal

rank 4.02844

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.236/2010_1_236.JPG

Crystal inkwell with sterling silver floral lid and cut shoulders

Artist Unknown

This is a cut crystal inkwell with a sterling silver lid. The body is a hexagon shape with cut shoulders. The top has a rounded shape and floral designs.

1875-1975

2010/1.236

glass, metal

rank 4.02844

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Tiffany Studios art nouveau brass inkwell with lid

Artist Unknown

This inkwell has a short cylindrical shape with a circlular hole iin the top and a hinged lid. The body is made of glass with a brass metal overlay decoration of vegetal designs. The lid and ink cup are metal.

1875-1975

2010/1.237

glass, metal

rank 4.02844

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.239/2010_1.239.JPG

Brush inkwell, sterling silver overlay, ribbon glass with sterling silver lid, marked "Gorham"

Artist Unknown

This is a clear glass inkwell with sterling silver overlay. The body is oval shaped with a diagonal swirl design. The design has an alternating glass and silver swirl pattern. The collar and lid are silver. The lid has a diagonal swirl design that rises to a peak.

1875-1975

2010/1.239

glass and metal

rank 4.02844

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.241/2010_1_241.JPG

Six-sided inkwell with sterling silver lid

Artist Unknown

This is a clear cut glass inkwell with a sterling silver lid. The body has the shape of a cropped pyramid with triangle patterns on the edges and starburst designs. The silver lid has a round shape with floral designs.

1875-1975

2010/1.241

glass, metal

rank 4.02844

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

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Steam on Church Street, from "Tribeca, 10013"

Donna Ferrato

This is a black and white photograph that depicts a city street scene. It shows a crosswalk in front of a multi-story building, silhouetted against a clear sky. There is a large billow of steam rising from the street surface where a barrier and vent pipe have been contructed within the crosswalk.

American, born 1949

2008

2010/2.51.4

pigment print on fiber paper

rank 4.02844

buildings and the land

cultural landscapes

cultural landscapes by location or context

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by form

settlements and landscapes

Full Record: x-2014-sl-1.610/2014_1.610.JPG

Fleurs

Maurice Utrillo

A terra cotta plant holder on a table with a small green leaf plant with yellow and purple flowers. There is text above.

1883-1955

1928

2014/1.610

watercolor on paper laid to board

rank 4.02844

animal material

biological material

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Acteon, Plate VI, from "The Brunidor Portfolio No. One"

Kurt Seligmann

1900-1962

20th century

1947

1947/2.15

etching on Strathmore Rhododendron Cover

rank 4.02709

allegory and literature

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

dogs

genres

iconography

mammals

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

movement

skeleton and skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.15/1986_2.15.JPG

Portrait of Stow Wegenroth Drawing on a Lithographic Stone

Keith Williams

1906-1951

20th century

1939

1986/2.15

etching on paper

rank 4.02709

animals

birds

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1988-sl-1.108/1988_1.108.JPG

Derby, England

Richard Keene

1825-1895

19th century

19th century

1988/1.108

albumen print on paper

rank 4.02709

architecture

atmospheric effects

descriptors

europe

inorganic material

locality

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

streets

the natural world

united kingdom

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.150/1985_1.150.JPG

Prestige Pipe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon Grassfields Cameroon

Pipe made in three parts: wood-carved stem, inner metal pipe for drawing smoke, and metal, possibly bronze bowl. Wood-carved, openwork stem is comprised of interlocking lizards; spiral whorls cover the cast metal bowl. bands of cowrie shells encircle the bottom and “neck” of the bowl, while its lip is topped with the classic Grassfields motif of a prestige cap.

Mid-20th century

1925-1975

1985/1.150

wood, metal, possibly copper and bronze

rank 4.01608

smoking and tobacco use

associated concepts

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal and metal products

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plant material

social science concepts

social status

sociological concepts

tools and equipment

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.107/1964_2.107.JPG

Danse des Villageois, Pl. 2 from a series of 3, "Le Mariage a la campagne"

Abraham Bosse

1602-1676

17th century

1633

1964/2.107

engraving on paper

rank 4.01411

scale

allegory and literature

architecture

buildings and the land

costumes

dances

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

music

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

plants

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

streets

the natural world

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.158/1980_1.158.JPG

Athens - Frieze of the Parthenon - Panathenaic Procession

Anonymous Italian?

19th century

circa 1865

1980/1.158

albumen print on paper

rank 4.00998

animals

architecture

descriptors

europe

figures

inorganic material

locality

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

panels

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.87/2009_2_87.JPG

Lock for Chest

Artist Unknown, Korea

A round metal lock meant to lock a chest. The front of the metal disc is decorated with a line carving of a Korean character surrounded by multiple carved circles, but leave a rim of undecorated metal around its edges.

1875-1925

2009/2.87

metal

rank 4.00415

biological components

components

components and systems

components by general context

components by specific context

descriptors

hardware

inorganic material

keys and key components

materials

materials by composition

the human body

torsos

Shaver container (rectangular box with cover and divider), from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.160A-C

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 4.00364

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.161a-amp-amp-sem-b/1955_1.161.JPG

Container for vegetable tannin for ohaguro [square box with cover; the larger of two], from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.161A&B

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 4.00364

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.162a-amp-amp-sem-b/1955_1.162.JPG

Container for vegetable tannin for ohaguro [square box with cover], from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.162A&B

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 4.00364

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.163a-c/1955_1.163.JPG

Stacked cylindrical container for oil (the larger of two), from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.163A-C

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 4.00364

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Stacked cylindrical container for oil (the smaller of two), from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.164A-C

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 4.00364

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.166a-amp-amp-sem-b/1955_1.166.JPG

Incense Container, (cylindrical box with cover), from a Bridal Trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.166A&B

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 4.00364

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts