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Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.89/1998_1_89.JPG

Saber

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

20th century

20th century

1998/1.89

iron blade with cast brass handle with copper overlays

rank 12.89993

descriptors

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

swords

swords by form

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Doriforo di Policleto

James Anderson

1813-1877

19th century

circa 1880

1980/1.199

albumen print on paper

rank 12.86638

descriptors

edged weapons

figures

figures (representations)

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

rock

rock by form

sculpture by subject type

staff weapons

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.19/2001_2.19.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Yaka Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

A stylized human head with an elaborate coiffure, sitting atop a larger animal head with scarification marks below the eyes, tops a well-carved staff with angular handle and a zig-zag carved pattern below the handle. The eyes of both figures are set in shallow cavities and appear squinted or closed.

mid 20th century

2001/2.19

wood

rank 12.80435

associated concepts

biological components

ceremonial weapons

components

components and systems

components by specific context

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

head

objects

objects we use

people and culture

political concepts

social science concepts

the human body

tools and equipment

upper body

walking sticks

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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A Call to Arms, 1941-45

Dmitri Baltermants

An officer holding binoculars looking across a field seated next to a cannon calls out. A group of soldiers run to the scene to prepare for battle.

Russian, 1912-1990

2003

2012/2.75

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 12.66802

vision

armed conflicts

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

events

firearms

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

photographic prints

photographic prints by process

photographs

photographs by form

positives

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

small arms

small arms by form

tools and equipment

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Tsuba (sword guard) with mushroom design

Artist Unknown, Japan

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

16th century

16th century

1966/1.100

iron

rank 12.63930

buildings and the land

descriptors

edged weapons

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

natural landscapes

nonwoody plants

objects we use

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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

Oban Triptych

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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

1797 - 1861

19th century

1849-1853

2011/2.199.1

woodblock print on paper

rank 12.57255

transfer method

asian

east asian

edged weapons

objects we use

people and culture

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.39/2001_2.39.JPG

Ogboni staff

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Brass female figure, kneeling with buttocks on the heels, atop an iron staff. The protruding eyes, nose, and mouth convey a serene, dignified and somewhat withdrawn look. The figure has a beard around the face; she wears ornamentation in small holes atop the ears, cone-shaped headgear, and an elaborate necklace; there is a small spiral motif on the forehead, and two larger spiral motifs on the sides of the body. The hands are held in closed fists in front of the body, the left hand on top of the right.

1900-1970

2001/2.39

brass, iron

rank 12.52538

associated concepts

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects we use

people and culture

political concepts

sculpture

sculpture by subject type

social science concepts

statues

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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The Labors of Hercules: Nessus and Deianira (one of the set of 13 prints)

Heinrich Aldegrever

1502- circa 1561

16th century

1550

1956/1.71

engraving on paper

rank 12.49279

allegory and literature

animals

animals and creatures

clothing

descriptors

figures

figures (representations)

iconography

inorganic material

legendary creatures

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by state or condition

projectile launchers with nonexplosive propellant

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

the natural world

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.69/1998_1.69.JPG

Ngbaka Throwing Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

20th century

1998/1.69

metal blade with fabric and cord covered wood handle

rank 12.47794

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

descriptors

edged weapons

northern democratic republic of congo styles

northwest democratic republic of congo styles

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.506/2009_1.506.JPG

Soldiers Fording a Stream

Maximillian Luce

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

1858 - 1941

1875-1941

2009/1.506

ink and graphite on paper

rank 12.45586

animals and creatures

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

edged weapons

landscapes (environments)

mammals

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1996-sl-2.1/1996_2.1.JPG

Battle of the Sea Gods

Daniel Hopfer

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

ca. 1470-1536

16th century

early 16th century

1996/2.1

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

rank 12.42114

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

associated concepts

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

creature

descriptors

edged weapons

events

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

landscapes (environments)

mammals

marine bodies

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

settlements and landscapes

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1973-sl-2.77/1973_2.77.JPG

Three Apostles: St. John the Evangelist, St. Thomas, and St. James the Less with the Apostles' Creed

Jan Joest

Three apostles, each holding an identifying attribute, stand in a row as full-length figures on this painted panel. On the left stands the youthful beardless St. John holding a chalice with a snake coiled in the cup. Next to him appears the bald and bearded St. Thomas, holding an architect's square. The bearded figure of St. James the Less appears on the left with an open book in his left hand and a long fuller's club in his right. Scrolls above each apostle's head contain a line from the Apostles' Creed in Latin.

1455-1460 - 1519

16th century

1500-1519

1973/2.77

oil on panel, mounted on panel

rank 12.38489

animals and creatures

disciples

equipment

equipment by process

europe (continent)

geographic and political locations

measuring devices

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

percussive weapons

religious visual works

reptiles

shaping and guiding equipment

shaping and guiding tools

tools and equipment

visual works

visual works by function

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1969-sl-2.140/1969_2.140.JPG

Figure and Animal Studies

Katsushika Hokusai

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

1760-1849

19th century

mid 19th century

1969/2.140

ink on paper

rank 12.36398

animals and creatures

costume

costume by form

edged weapons

main garments

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

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Copy of a Print by Gilray

George Cruikshank

1782-1878

19th century

1782-1878

1983/1.128

graphite on paper

rank 12.32236

animals

atmospheric effects

european

european styles and periods

geography

houses

mammals

modern british styles and movements

modern british styles by reign

modern european regional styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

plants

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the natural world

waterscapes

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1973-sl-1.808a/1973_1.808A.JPG

Bodhisattva Mañjusri

Tibet

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

20th century?

20th century (?)

1973/1.808A

woodblock print on paper

rank 12.18552

animals and creatures

asian

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

earth sciences concepts

edged weapons

mammals

motifs

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

scientific concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.103/1966_1_103_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard)

Sadanobu

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

1809-1879

17th century

17th century

1966/1.103

iron

rank 12.17829

descriptors

edged weapons

grass (plant material)

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects we use

plant material

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.96.6/2011_1_96_6.JPG

Prendimiento del General Sandino frente al "Hormiguero"

Armando Morales

A group of men holding guns gather around a car. Spotlights from a nearby building are focused on the car as well.

b. 1927

1993

2011/1.96.6

lithograph on paper

rank 12.14935

firearms

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

objects we use

passenger vehicles

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

prints

prints by process or technique

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

small arms

small arms by form

transportation vehicles

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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

Royal sword with gold-leafed handle

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

20th century

20th century

1997/1.309

iron with gold leaf

rank 12.07242

aristocracy

edged weapons

groups of people

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

upper class

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.17/1998_2.17.JPG

Venus and Cupid

Hendrick Goltzius

This black and white print shows a nude woman and young boy with wings within an oval shape.The woman is lounging on a draped surface and has her arm around the boy. He is facing toward her and pushing an arrow against her left breast. Other smaller scenes surround these figures including, a woman in a chariot drawn by swans; a man and a woman conversing in a forest; two figures in a landscape scene and two birds nestled together. Outside the oval in the corners of the work are hearts, flaming arrows and roses . At the bottom is Latin lettering.

1558 - 1617

16th century

circa 1596

1998/2.17

engraving on laid paper

rank 12.06597

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

printing

printing and printing processes and techniques

prints

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1997-sl-2.39/1997_2.39.JPG

Kalpasutra manuscript, leaf: The Courtesan Kosha and the King's Charioteer (fol. no. 102v)

Artist Unknown, India, Gujarat

Alongside a block of calligraphic text a red rectable sets off an illustrative space. In the bottom right corner of the illustration a woman dances, and on the left a larger figure pulls an arrow taught in a bow.

16th century

early 15th century

1997/2.39

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 12.04415

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

information artifacts

information artifacts by physical form

information forms

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the performing arts

performing artists

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

projectile launchers with nonexplosive propellant

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

weapons

weapons and ammunition

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.370/1987_1.370.JPG

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

Andô Hiroshige III

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

1843-1894

19th century

circa 1843-1846

1987/1.370

color woodblock print on paper

rank 12.02291

descriptors

edged weapons

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

weapons and ammunition

writing (processes)

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 11.97977

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

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.48/1998_1.48.JPG

Knife (Power Emblem)

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi

20th century

20th century

1998/1.48

iron blade with wood handle

rank 11.90601

african

african styles by region

descriptors

edged weapons

gur-speaking peoples styles

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

western sudanese styles

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.68/1985_2.68.JPG

Scarification knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1935

1985/2.68

iron and copper wire

rank 11.87587

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.69/1985_2.69.JPG

Scarification knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1935

1985/2.69

steel and copper wire

rank 11.87587

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.73/2012_2_73.JPG

The Red Army Crosses the Oder River into Germany, December

Dmitri Baltermants

A group of Red Army soldiers transporting a small cannon through the Oder River to enter Germany.

Russian, 1912-1990

1944; printed 2003

2012/2.73

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 11.84683

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

europe (continent)

firearms

geographic and political locations

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

photographic prints

photographic prints by process

photographs

photographs by form

positives

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

small arms

small arms by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.100/1998_1.100.JPG

Prestige Axe

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bambara

20th century

20th century

1998/1.100

metal blade with wood handle with metal studs

rank 11.83741

african

african styles by region

ceremonial weapons

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

manding

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

western sudanese styles

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.176/1975_2.176.JPG

Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina and devotees

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

Multi-colored ink on paper. Prominent reds, yellows and blues. Six figures, three smaller (clothed), three larger (nude or semi-nude). Scene of worship.

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.176

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 11.71577

asian

associated concepts

biological concepts

forms

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

health and related concepts

health-related concepts

lighting devices

lighting devices by form

making art

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

physical activities

physical activities by general context

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

scientific concepts

text-based art

torches and torch holders

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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 11.71119

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-1984-sl-2.34/1984_2.34.JPG

Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.34

carved wood, patination and red wood powder

rank 11.68482

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

sculpture

sculpture by technique

tools and equipment

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.66/2011_1_66.JPG

Untitled

Robert Rauschenberg

Images of a old fashioned space shuttle, a man hanging on to two arrows, a face, the American flag. Done in red ink with beige filler, except for the man and the arrows, who are filled in with white.

1925 - 2008

1970

2011/1.66

lithograph on paper

rank 11.64992

air and space transportation vehicles

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

heads

identifying artifacts

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

photographic prints

photographic prints by color

photographs

photographs by form

positives

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

the human body

transportation vehicles

upper body

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.8/1978_2.8.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with iris design

Artist Unknown, Japan

It is a round, openwork iron tsuba, in the design of three interconnected irises. The two holes are plugged with gold.

18th century

circa 1780

1978/2.8

iron and gold

rank 11.64037

buildings and the land

descriptors

edged weapons

herbaceous plants

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

natural landscapes

objects we use

plant material

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

woody plants

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.154/1983_1.154.JPG

Saint Sebastian

Master B of the Die

active ca. 1530

16th century

16th century

1983/1.154

engraving on laid paper

rank 11.51326

architecture

atmospheric effects

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

cityscapes

geography

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

people by state or condition

plants

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

religious figures

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

the natural world

transportation structures

transportation structures by form

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.86/1998_1_86.JPG

Sword (eben)

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

Cast ceremonial sword. The "fan" shape is indicative of the royal eben type. The general shape may be derived from northern, Sahelian influences. The looped handle is also typical of the eben type.

20th century

20th century

1998/1.86

metal blade with ivory, leather and cloth covered handle

rank 11.48422

african

ancient african styles and periods

ancient west african styles and periods

aristocracy

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

groups of people

nigerian

nobility

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Bodhisattva Mañjusri

Nepal

18th century

18th century

1980/2.278

bronze

rank 11.36935

asian

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

edged weapons

form attributes

motifs

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Bamileke

20th century

20th century

1998/1.101

metal blade with wood handle

rank 11.26521

african

african styles by region

cameroon grassfields

cameroon styles

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

edged weapons

equipment

equipment by process

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

weapons

weapons and ammunition

west african styles

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Noh Dancer as Empress Jingû with a Trout

Yamawaki Tôki

An masked Noh actor dressed as Empress Jingû is holds a catch of a river trout on a pole. The actor wears a brocade kimono with a floral scroll design, tucked into a stiffly starched pair of brocade trousers. His cloak is a green gauze silk with woven gold phoenix designs.

1777-1839

19th century

1831

1983/1.397

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 11.20695

animals and creatures

costume

costume by function

descriptors

edged weapons

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the performing arts

performing artists

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plant material

scroll paintings

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

wood and wood products

wood products

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Knife with wooden scabbard

African, Southern Songye

20th century

circa 1950

1985/2.123A-B

iron, wood, copper and twine

rank 11.10434

african

african styles by region

cases (containers)

central and equatorial african styles

containers

containers by form

edged weapons

luba region

objects

objects we use

people and culture

sheaths

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Fragment of a gaming piece with male slaying beast, possibly Hercules and the Erymanthian boar, zigzag pattern with incised circles in border

Samson Carver, Pricked-Ivories Workshop, Cologne, Germany

Fragment of circular gaming piece carved in elephant ivory in high relief. Standing male figure wearing knee-length robe holds sword in right hand and stabs inverted beast in the chest. Forelegs of beast end in hooves; head of beast characterized by large eye and pronounced nostril. Left arm of figure and rear half of the beast missing. Border contains zigzag pattern with bead motif.

12th century

circa 1150

1987/1.262

elephant ivory

rank 10.94138

animals and creatures

bone

bone by form

card, table and board game elements

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

dentin

descriptors

edged weapons

mammals

materials

materials by composition

object-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

relief

sculpture techniques

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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

Artist Unknown, Japan

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

18th century

early 18th century

1978/2.5

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

rank 10.87563

associated concepts

buddhism

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

edged weapon components

edged weapons

japanese buddhism

motifs

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

physical sciences concepts

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious (people)

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Mahishasuramardini

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th century

17th century

1976/2.46

bronze

rank 10.74706

animals and creatures

buffalo

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

weapons and ammunition

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Ge (halberd)

Artist Unknown, China

the ceremonial degger-axe replicate in jade a common bronze weapon of the Shang dynasty called ge. It has a wide blade with a sharp point at one end and a plain, rectangular tang on the other.

1600 BCE - 1100 BCE

1960/2.110A&B

green nephrite with mottling

rank 10.74617

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

weapons and ammunition

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The Farnese Hercules

Jacob Bos

This engraving reproduces a colossal marble sculpture of Hercules leaning upon his club, which is draped with a lion skin. Bos carefully records the powerful musculature of the figure and sets the statue within a niche.

active c.1520-c.1580

16th century

1562

1994/2.17

engraving on laid paper

rank 10.74276

transfer method

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

enclosing structural elements

figures (representations)

intaglio prints

objects we use

percussive weapons

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

sculpture

sculpture by subject type

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

wall components

wall components by form or function

walls and wall components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.119/1960_2.119OBV.JPG

Dagger-axe (Ko)

Artist Unknown, China

ceremonial jade ge dagger-axe, pointed blade on one end and squared tang for hafting on the other. It was broken and mented in the middle. Traces of cinnabar, red mercury sulfide, remain on the jade surface, indicating it probably came from a Shang elite burial in China. The jade material was probably fire treated to create the bony look.

16th-12th century BCE

1600 BCE - 1100 BCE

1960/2.119

heat-treated jade

rank 10.72498

descriptors

events

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and culture

rock

rock by form

weapons and ammunition

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Knife

African, Congo (Zaire), Zande?

20th century

circa 1940

1983/1.358

iron, brass and wood

rank 10.71285

objects

objects we use

weapons and ammunition

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The Labors of Hercules: The Dragon of the Garden of the Hesperides (one of the s

Heinrich Aldegrever

1502- circa 1561

16th century

1550

1956/1.68

engraving on paper

rank 10.62610

massing or shape

allegory and literature

animals and creatures

architecture

building divisions

buildings and the land

clubs

components

components and systems

components by specific context

creatures

descriptors

fights

figures

figures (representations)

gardens

houses

iconography

inorganic material

legendary creatures

materials

materials by composition

mythology

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

percussive weapons

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plants

single built works

single built works by form

single built works by specific type

the natural world

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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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 10.62540

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

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Artillery Battle (Artillerieschlacht)

Otto Dix

A human face in anguish, with hands raised to his cheeks, looks out from the center of a visual field full of slashing diagonals and explosive triangles of color. On the left side, smoke billows.

1891 - 1969

20th century

1917

1967/1.41

charcoal and gouache on paper mounted on linen

rank 10.59068

armed conflicts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

european

european styles and periods

events

explosive weapons

heads

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

objects we use

paintings

paintings by material or technique

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wars

watercolors

weapons

weapons and ammunition

world wars

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Durga, seated, with sixteen arms

Artist Unknown, India, South India

Durga sits with her legs in a half lotus position, crossed in front of her, but not interlaced. She has a narrow waist and rounded pointy breasts with broad shoulders. Her front two hands hold a rosary (also in a reassuring gesture) and a pot. Her other hands fan out around her. Reading clockwise, she carries a wide assortment of weapons, an arrow, sword, feather, club, discus, trident and [?] on her right and conch, bell, noose, trident, club?, shield, bow and a kapala (skull cup). She has large open eyes and a full mouth and nose. She wears jewelry including necklaces and shoulder loops, armlets, bracelets and large floral earrings. Her crown rest atop her head, but there are wing-like elements that fan out behind her ears. She sits on a squared base with stylized lotus petals over simpler moldings.

18th century

18th century

1981/2.59

copper

rank 10.56798

hollow-bodied

animal material

associated concepts

beads and sets of beads

bells and sets of bells

buildings and the land

chordophones

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

directly struck idiophones

edged weapons

figures

herbaceous plants

keratinous material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by state or condition

percussion idiophones

percussive weapons

plants

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

religions

religions and religious concepts

sets of beads

settlements and landscapes

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

spears (weapons)

spears by form

sports and athletic equipment

staff weapons

struck idiophones

track and field sports equipment

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

woody plants

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Short Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire) or Central Africa, Banja

20th century

20th century

1998/1.102

metal blade with copper wrapped wood handle

rank 10.53936

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons and ammunition