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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Secondary Keywords
Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.345/1997_1.345.JPG

Beaded Coronet (oríkògbòfó or ojewe)

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Round beaded crown with six radiating bands (predominantly green with white, metallic and blue accents) that stem from the central axis upon which the big blue-headed bird sits. Smaller birds perch at the base of the bands. Bottom rim predominantly red with white, metallic and blue accents. Spaces in between vertical bands are filled with yellow feathers or possibly synthetic material.

Mid-20th century

1925-1975

1997/1.345

cloth, glass beads, metallic beads, feathers

accessories worn on the head

animals and creatures

aristocracy

associated concepts

beads and sets of beads

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

crown (headdress)

descriptors

groups of people

headgear

nobility

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

political concepts

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

social science concepts

upper class

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.392/2008_2_392.JPG

Beggars Receiving Alms at Door of House

Rembrandt van Rijn

Paper trimmed to image frame. Paper size: lh 16 9/10cm & rh 17cm x w 13 1/10cm.

1606-1669

1648

2008/2.392

etching, burin and drypoint on beige laid paper

transfer method

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

doors and door components

doorway components

doorways and doorway components

groups of people

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

intaglio prints

kinship groups

objects we use

openings (architectural elements)

openings and opening components

openings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social groups

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Blue-and-white ewer with silver fittings & floral design, Yongle era (1403–25)

Artist Unknown, China

Ewer decorated floral scrolls in fine blue-and-white and a slim handle. The original spout broke off and a silver replacement and lid are later additions.

15th century

1403-1425

1968/1.50

porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration, silver spout and lid

aristocracy

containers

containers by form

groups of people

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

upper class

vessels

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Carmen's Children

Sylvia Plachy

Man with two children, one being flown up in the air, being held by their feet, the other playing on the ground.

b. Hungary, 1943

1986; printed 1991

2013/2.167

toned gelatin silver print on paper

groups of people

kinship groups

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

social groups

Commemorative Head of an Oba of the Benin kingdom

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

Cast brass head of a human. An opening at the top would have supported a carved elephant tusk. The heads wears elaborate "winged" headgear.

2005/1.260

bronze

aristocracy

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

figures

figures (representations)

groups of people

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nobility

nonferrous metal

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

religious structures

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

the human body

upper body

upper class

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.359/2013_2.359.JPG

Couple that Dr. Mead Studied (Achatoluhun)

Ken Heyman

A man and woman sitting in wooden chairs in a kitchen with a white stove and stacked Corona boxes. He is barefoot and she is wearing sandasls. There are pots hanging on the walls.

1974

2013/2.359

gelatin silver print on paper

building divisions

components

components and systems

components by specific context

cooling, heating and humidifying equipment

equipment

equipment by process

groups of people

heating equipment

kinship groups

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

rooms and spaces

rooms and spaces by function

social groups

tools and equipment

work and instructional spaces

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David's Visit, Tisbury, MA

Stephen Dirado

Man and woman seated at a table, the man is leaning over.

April 10, 1999

2013/2.194

gelatin silver print on paper

events

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

groups of people

kinship groups

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social groups

support furniture

tables (support furniture)

tables by function

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.179/1975_2.179.JPG

Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina venerated by a monk, raja, and warriors

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

The image is divided in to two main halves.

The top half is divided in 3, and the bottom half divided in 6. All the divided spaces, except for the lower right corner contain a human figure. In the top half the two outer figures face inward toward the central figure who is seated on a panel slightly above them. The central figure is yellow, with out clothing, on a red background outlined with an olive green border. The figure to the left is cream colored without clothing on a pinkish background. While the figure to the right is clothed in red on a green background.

The figures in the lower half carry shields and various weapons. The dominate colors in each of the 6 sections rotates between green, blue, red and yellow.

18th century

18th century

1975/2.179

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

image form

layout features

components

components and systems

components by specific context

figures (representations)

groups of people

illustrations

illustrations by form

images and ornament

information form components

kinship groups

layout features

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

social groups

views

views by vantage point or orientation

visual works

visual works by form

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.158/2013_2.158.JPG

Easter Dress

Sally Mann

Girl standing in a field holding on to the sides of her bright white dress.

b. 1951

20th century

1988; printed 1990

2013/2.158

gelatin silver print on paper

animals and creatures

costume

costume by form

events

groups of people

holidays

kinship groups

main garments

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

people by gender

religious holidays

social groups

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.319/1997_1.319.JPG

Elephant Mask (mbap mteng)

Artist Unknown, African, Bamileke Peoples, Cameroon

Face mask embroidered extensively wtih glass beads. Two long panels hang down the front and back of the wearer. Humanoid face at top has two round eye holes allowing the wearer to see, a strip of fabric for nose and open, upturned mouth. Ears are protruding disks attached on either side of the face . Top of the head is covered with small, corklike knobs covered with black cloth. The beadwork is predominantly green, with intricate, scallop-shaped patterns along edge of panels, and vertical, star-like patterns filling center of the panels. Interior of panels is lined with damask.

20th century

1950-1999

1997/1.319

cloth, glass beads, fiber

animals and creatures

aristocracy

associated concepts

beads and sets of beads

costume

costume by function

descriptors

events

groups of people

mammals

masks (costume)

nobility

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

political concepts

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

social science concepts

social status

sociological concepts

upper class

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Esther before Ahasuerus

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)

A seated king, at the left, holds the hand of a swooning woman who is supported by another woman. The supporting woman looks back at the king.

1591-1666

17th century

circa 1639

1978/2.41

pen, brown ink and brown wash on cream colored laid paper

allegory and literature

aristocracy

artistic concepts

artistic devices

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

document genres

document genres by function

figures

groups of people

information forms

monarchs

nobility

objects

objects we use

old testament

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by occupation

people in government and administration

political figures

religious texts

rulers (people)

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

symbolism

upper class

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Family Portrait

Wilhelm von Kaulbach

This is a fine line drawing in pencil on white paper that shows a group of four figures of various ages. One is seated and the others are gathered around her chair, looking out at the viewer. They are dressed in early 19th c. European clothing. The central figure is a mature woman who embraces a young girl at her side. There is a boy and young woman standing behind her.

1805-1874

19th century

1834

1960/2.82

graphite on off-white wove paper

figures

groups of people

how we live

kinship groups

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

physical activities

physical activities by general context

relationships

social groups

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.337/2013_2.337.JPG

Family with a Baby, from "Uptown, Chicago"

Danny Lyon

A family of four standing against a brick wall with sunlight streaming in on the right. The woman is holding one girl's arm, the man is holding an infant.

b. 1942

1965; printed 2010

2013/2.337

gelatin silver print on paper

children (people by age group)

descriptors

groups of people

image-making processes and techniques

kinship groups

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social groups

youth

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Father, Mother and Daughter

Mike Disfarmer

A family portrait of a father, mother, and young daughter seated in front of a dark background.

American, 1884 - 1959

circa 1940

2012/2.16

vintage gelatin silver contact print on paper

descriptors

groups of people

image-making processes and techniques

kinship groups

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social groups

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Fourth of July Parade, Livingston County, Michigan

D. James Galbraith

A man lying on the ground, a woman seated behind him with a child on her lap. They are surrounded by grass and a bush.

(1930 - 2002)

circa 1980

2014/2.243

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

groups of people

kinship groups

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social groups

transportation vehicles

vehicles

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.188/2013_2.188.JPG

Front Porch

Carl Weese

A girl and an older man in glasses sitting on a front porch.

1990; printed 1995

2013/2.188

toned gelatin silver print on paper

building divisions

components

components and systems

components by specific context

exterior covered spaces

groups of people

kinship groups

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

rooms and spaces

rooms and spaces by location or context

social groups

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Gandy Dancer, Brighton, Michigan

D. James Galbraith

Railroad with a man swinging a tool over his head. There is a bucket to the side of him, telephone poles behind.

(1930 - 2002)

1973

2014/2.229

vintage gelatin silver print on paper, laid down on board

buildings and the land

built complexes and districts

complexes

complexes by function

groups of people

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

transportation complexes

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.373/2008_2_373.JPG

Honor Thy Father and Mother

Paul Baldung

Paper overlay on lower right. Print cut to frame of image. Paper size: lh 10 1/2cm & rh 10 2/5cm x tw 13 3/5cm & bw 13 1/2cm.

(1484 - 1545)

2008/2.373

wood cut on beige laid paper

image form

transfer method

associated concepts

groups of people

kinship groups

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

religions and religious concepts

social groups

views

views by vantage point or orientation

visual works

visual works by form

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.403/2008_2_403.JPG

Les Gitanos

Édouard Manet

Bottom edge of the paper folded under approximately 4cm. Plate size: h 31 2/5cm x tw 24cm & bw 23 4/5cm. Image size: h 28 1/2cm x tw 20 3/5cm & bw 20 1/2cm.

1832-1883

2008/2.403

etching and softground on beige laid paper

transfer method

descriptors

groups of people

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

intaglio prints

kinship groups

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social groups

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.405/2008_2_405.JPG

Les Trimar Deurs

Camille Pissarro

Multiple plates used: black, blue, orange-rose, and yellow-green. Paper size: lh 26 7/10cm & rh 26 1/2cm x tw 19 3/5cm & bw 20cm. Print size: h 20cm x w 15 1/5cm.

1830-1903

2008/2.405

color etching and drypoint on beige laid paper

descriptors

engraving (printing process)

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

prints

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Les Trimardeurs (The Vagabonds, or The Homeless)

Camille Pissarro

Back of print and around the center matt frame there is lots of discoloring. Paper size: lh 37 4/5cm & rh 37 2/5cm x tw 43 7/10cm & bw 43 1/2cm. Image size: h 24 1/2cm x w 29cm.

1830-1903

1896

2008/2.400

lithograph on Van Gelder beige laid paper

transfer method

groups of people

kinship groups

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

planographic prints

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

social groups

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.86/2013_2.86.JPG

Lincoln, Maw and Shorty

Shelby Lee Adams

Two men and a dog, one man is wearing a hat and white shirt. The older man is wearing a plaid button down shirt.

b. 1950

1992

2013/2.86

gelatin silver print on paper

animals and creatures

groups of people

kinship groups

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social groups

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.185/2013_2.185.JPG

McClellan Street, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Peter Turnley

Five people standing next to a car, two of them are hugging, two are looking at a baby.

1972; printed 2008

2013/2.185

gelatin silver print on paper

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

groups of people

kinship groups

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

objects we use

offspring

passenger vehicles

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

social groups

transportation vehicles

vehicles

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.153/2004_1_153.JPG

Michigan Worker

George Vargas

Mixed media assemblage consisting of goggles, rusted sheets and pieces of metal, a padlock and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws.

b. 1948

20th century

1985

2004/1.153

goggles, metal, hanging bells mounted on wood

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

found object sculpture

groups of people

heads

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

sculpture

sculpture by material

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.339/2013_2.339.JPG

Mother with her Three Children, from "Uptown, Chicago"

Danny Lyon

A woman with three children on a sofa. Thre are two girls, one is standing with her hands behind her back. There is a baby sleeping on the other girl's lap. The woman is in a house dress.

b. 1942

1965; printed 2010

2013/2.339

gelatin silver print on paper

scale

buildings and the land

descriptors

groups of people

image-making processes and techniques

kinship groups

people

people (agents)

people and culture

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

social groups

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

Nativity

Albrecht Dürer

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

Nüremberg, 1471-1528

2008/2.402

woodcut on cream laid paper

transfer method

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

design elements

groups of people

kinship groups

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

religions

religions and religious concepts

social groups

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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New York City, from "Portfolio of 15 Photographs"

Garry Winogrand

1928 - 1984

20th century

1969; printed 1978

1981/2.65.5

gelatin silver print on paper

americas

figures

groups

how we live

locality

modern and contemporary art

new york

north & central america

people and occupations

political and social issues

portfolios

united states

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.357/2013_2.357.JPG

NY Neighborhood (family on front porch of frame house, children with bicycles)

Ken Heyman

A dirty city street with row houses. A woman is on a porch drinking a coke. There are kids playing on the sidewalk with bicycles.

1971

2013/2.357

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

scale

buildings and the land

groups of people

kinship groups

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by function

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

roads

roads by form

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

social groups

transportation spaces

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.306/1997_1.306.JPG

Oba’s Beaded Crown (adénlá)

Artist Unknown, African, Yoruba Peoples Nigeria

Beaded, veil fringed, canonical crown; seven long beaded tassles dangle from the bottom rim of the crown; entire surface area is embroidered with multi-colored seed beads; three tiers of colorful faces surround the perimeter; a series of three dimensional birds perch on top of the crown; the largest bird sits on tip and is removable.

Mid-20th century

1925-1975

1997/1.306

glass beads, cotton fabric, raffia palm

accessories worn on the head

animals and creatures

aristocracy

associated concepts

beads and sets of beads

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

crown (headdress)

descriptors

groups of people

headgear

heads

nobility

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

political concepts

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

social science concepts

the human body

upper body

upper class

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Portrait of Princess Amelia, part of a series of portraits of King George III's Family

Anonymous

The Princess is seated at a desk covered with books. Her hands are resting on her knee and her foot rests on an ottoman. To the left behind her there are drapes and Windsor Castle can be seen through the window.

19th century

circa 1810

2013/2.564.1

pencil and wash on wove paper

layout features

aristocracy

buildings and the land

case furniture

components

components and systems

components by specific context

fortifications

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

groups of people

illustrations

illustrations by subject type

images and ornament

information artifacts

information artifacts by physical form

information form components

information forms

layout features

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

people by occupation

people in government and administration

rulers (people)

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

storage and display furniture

upper class

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.564.2/2013_2.564.2.JPG

Portrait of Princess Mary, part of a series of portraits of King George III's Family

Anonymous

The Princess is standing with one gloved hand hanging by her side and the other, ungloved, resting on the banister of the stairs. In front of her, the stairs rise to a large stone building (possibly Windsor Castle). In the background is a deep landscape with figures in the distance at the right.

19th century

circa 1810

2013/2.564.2

pencil and wash on wove paper

layout features

architectural elements

aristocracy

circulation elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

groups of people

illustrations

illustrations by subject type

images and ornament

information form components

layout features

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

people by occupation

people in government and administration

rulers (people)

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

stairs and stair components

upper class

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Portrait of Princess Soto'ori

Tosa Mitsuoki

Hanging scroll. A female figure is sitting against a blank background. She wears multiple layers of kimono, her hair is black and long, and her face white. She is watching a spider, descending from ceiling; her arms are extending in front as if she is trying to catch it. A screen of white and brown fabric is on her right, and an oil ramp with flame is on the other side. Three rolls of paper are placed in front of her. There are the artist's signature and seal on the left lower corner.

The painting is mounted on light blue brocade with designs of auspicious characters and objects, including character “longevity,” treasures, and double gourds. The sides are made of golden brocade, but the gold foil is almost worn out.

Warm holes on the upper right side, some small stains and dark lines on the top and near the face of the figure. Two repaired damages on the lower right corner. Some warm holes on the mounting as well. The wooden scroll bar is black lacquered.

1617-1691

17th century

2nd half of 17th century

1955/1.262

Hanging scroll: ink and color on silk

aristocracy

asian

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

costume

costume by form

east asian

genres in the arts

groups of people

japanese

japanese painting styles

japanese styles

literary, oral and motion picture genres

main garments

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in government and administration

rulers (people)

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

visual works

visual works by subject type

Portrait of Shirley and Chen-yang Chang

Chang Ku-nien

A man and woman under a tree while the woman plays a type of zither. Nearby are trees in bloom with pink flowers. Writing is located in the upper left corner of the painting.

(Shanghai, China, 1906 - 1987, Flint, Michigan)

20th century

1984

2006/1.114

ink and color on paper

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

groups of people

kinship groups

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social groups

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.105/2013_2.105.JPG

Portugal

Edward Boubat

Family holding hands while playing in the water on the beach.

1993; printed circa 1995

2013/2.105

gelatin silver print on paper

relation to water

buildings and the land

groups of people

kinship groups

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by position

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

people

people (agents)

people and culture

settlements and landscapes

shores (landforms)

social groups

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Royal Attendant for a Buddhist Shrine (one of a pair)

Artist Unknown, Burma

19th century

19th century

2005/1.448.2

gilt and lacquered wood with glass and tin inlay

aristocracy

associated concepts

groups of people

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

upper class

visual works

visual works by function

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Royal Attendant Hat

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.163

natural fiber and string

accessories worn on the head

african

african styles by region

aristocracy

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

groups of people

headgear

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Royal Attendant Hat

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

19th century

1985/2.71

natural fiber and string

accessories worn on the head

african

african styles by region

aristocracy

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

clothing

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

groups of people

headgear

nobility

objects

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Royal couple standing under a tree

India, Madhya Pradesh, Mathura

3rd-4th century

3rd century - 4th century

1980/2.292

mottled pink sandstone

aristocracy

components and systems

groups of people

nobility

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by general context

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

sets (groups)

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

upper class

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Royal Elephant Mask (Bajoun)

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Bamileke

20th century

20th century

1997/1.305

cloth with multi-colored beadwork

african

african styles by region

animals

animals and creatures

aristocracy

beads and sets of beads

beadwork

cameroon grassfields

cameroon styles

costume

costume by function

descriptors

groups of people

mammals

nobility

object genres

object genres by form

objects

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the natural world

upper class

west african styles

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Royal Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1986/1.207

Iron, wood, and copper

aristocracy

cutting equipment

cutting tools

equipment

equipment by process

groups of people

nobility

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

tools and equipment

upper class

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Royal Mask (Mwaash a Mbooy)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

1900-1983

1983/2.187

wood, cowrie shells and textiles

aristocracy

costume

costume by function

groups of people

nobility

objects

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

upper class

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Royal Seat

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Ashanti

20th century

20th century

1997/1.356

carved wood

aristocracy

descriptors

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture by form or function

groups of people

nobility

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

seats

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

upper class

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Royal Sword

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1985/2.56

iron, wood and copper

african

african styles by region

aristocracy

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

groups of people

nobility

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

political figures

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Royal sword with gold-leafed handle

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

20th century

20th century

1997/1.309

iron with gold leaf

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

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Seated Father in Plaid Jacket, Mother in Overcoat, Baby in Father's Lap

Mike Disfarmer

A young family posing for the camera. The man on the left is wearing a plaid jacket and is holding a young boy in his arms. The woman is seated next to him in a blouse, skirt and her coat.

1884-1959

circa 1940

2014/2.283

vintage gelatin silver contact print on paper

descriptors

groups of people

kinship groups

materials

materials by function

offspring

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

social groups

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Shiva and his family

India, Punjab Hills, Kangra School

In this idyllic scene, the goddess Parvati offers her husband Shiva a drink, as they enjoy a quiet moment together. Their children, the elephant-headed Ganesha and Skanda, play inside a tent made from the hide of an elephant demon that Shiva had slain. Both parents are clothed in animal skins, the garb of mountain-dwelling ascetics, while Shiva is further adorned with a long necklace of skulls and a snake.

18th century

circa 1790-1800

1942.4

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

animals

animals and creatures

associated concepts

branches

groups of people

hindu

kinship groups

mammals

named gods and goddesses

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

people by family relationship

people by state or condition

religion

religions

social groups

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

subject matter

tents

the natural world

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Spanish Wake, from "W. Eugene Smith. A Portfolio of Ten Photographs"

Eugene W. Smith

A group of women all wearing black with their heads covered in black mourning a man in a suit laying down. His hands are crossed over his body and he has a beard.

1918-1978

1951; printed 1977

2013/2.299

gelatin silver print on paper

ceremonies

cultural ceremonies

events

groups of people

kinship groups

people

people (agents)

people and culture

rites of passage

social groups

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Standing Man and Woman, Baby Seated on Table, Striped Background

Mike Disfarmer

A family portrait of a man, woman and baby. The clothing depicts the era, circa 1940s.

American, 1884 - 1959

circa 1940

2012/2.114

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

groups of people

kinship groups

offspring

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

social groups

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Study for 'Image in Xhorkom'

Arshile Gorky

Black and white drawing of organic forms vaguely resembling human figures flowing into one another in a room-like space. On the right hand side of the grouping stands the most recognizably humanoid figure.

1904 - 1948

20th century

circa 1936

1964/2.41

graphite and tempera on off-white laid paper

visual arts

abstraction

artistic concepts

asia

asia (continent)

associated concepts

biological concepts

biomorphic

concepts in the arts

drawings

drawings by function

european

european styles and periods

forms of expression

geographic and political locations

groups of people

kinship groups

life

life stages

locality

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

psychological concepts

scientific concepts

social groups

social science concepts

study

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

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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

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