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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

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.51.4/2010_2_47_4.JPG

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.234/2010_1_234.JPG

Iridescent round ball corner ink well with lid

Artist Unknown

This is a clear glass inkwell with a dark metal lid. The body is composed of a large sphere balanced on three smaller spheres. It has a circular top with a flat lid.

1875-1975

2010/1.234

glass, metal

rank 4.00364

associated concepts

descriptors

geometric concepts

geometric figures

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

mathematical concepts

people and culture

scientific concepts

solids (geometric)

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.151/2014_2.151.JPG

Untitled

M. Johnston

A man tossing a child in the air. They are on a grassy field with water in the background with a dock and other people.

2000

2014/2.151

black and white photograph on paper

rank 4.00364

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

youth

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Sencha pitcher with stamped dragonfly design (pair w/ 1954/1.512)

Seifû Yohei III

1854-1914

Late 19th-early 20th century

circa 1893-1914

1954/1.503

porcelain with clear glaze

rank 4.00101

animals and creatures

arthropods

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

vessels

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.278/2010_1.278.JPG

Enamel Inkwell, milk glass insert, cap. lid, handled.

Artist Unknown

An inkwell that has milk glass inserts, two handles, a rounded lid, and painted enamel. The enamel is in various colors including shades of blue, green, and red.

1875-1975

2010/1.278

metal, plastic

rank 4.00101

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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

Pieced quilt in variable star pattern with saw-tooth border

Anonymous American

19th century

1840s

1982/2.59

cotton

rank 4.00017

bed coverings

bedcovers

coverings and hangings

coverings and hangings by location or context

coverings and hangings by specific type

coverings and hangings for furniture

coverings and hangings for sleeping and reclining furnitur

descriptors

design elements

fiber

fiber and fiber products

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

motifs

natural element motifs

natural fiber

objects we use

ornament areas

plant fiber

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.96/1960_2.96OBV.JPG

Bi disk

Artist Unknown, China

206 BCE - 220 CE

1960/2.96

white nephrite

rank 3.99873

colors

descriptors

geometric shapes

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual and tactile

visual works

visual works by function

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.159a-d/2006_1.159A-D.JPG

Smoke Rings June 14, 2001

Donald Sultan

Against a black background three smoke rings hang, connected by wafts of smoke. Two of the rings are in the viewer's lower left. One is in the viewer's upper right.

Born 1951

21st century

2001

2006/1.159A-D

spackle and tar on tile over masonite

rank 3.99873

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

forms of expression

materials

materials by form

objects we use

people and culture

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.314/2014_2.314.JPG

Red Pyramid, Dashur, Cairo, Egypt

Lynn Davis

Expanse of sand with pyramid in the background.

b. 1944

1997; printed 1999

2014/2.314

selenium toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 3.99873

buildings and the land

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

settlements and landscapes

soil

soil by composition or origin

Full Record: x-2013-sl-1.295/2013_1.295.JPG

Tropical Leaves: Fittonia Argyroneura, California

Don Worth

An overlay of oval shaped leaves taking over the entire image. Light grey hues.

1924-2009

1958; printed 2005

2013/1.295

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 3.99428

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

materials

materials by origin

plant material

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-1986-sl-1.165/1986_1.165.JPG

Magpies and Hibiscus

Yamamoto Baiitsu

Two magpies rest among hibiscus flowers. “Boneless” washes for the hibiscus flowers are contrasted with ink outlines of bamboo.

1783-1856

early to mid-19th century

1831

1986/1.165

Hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 3.99215

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

descriptors

grass (plant material)

herbaceous plants

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

plant material

plants

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woody plants

Full Record: x-1958-sl-1.112/1958_1.112.JPG

Death Appearing on Horseback

Héctor Xavier

Born 1921

20th century

1954

1958/1.112

lithograph on paper

rank 3.99173

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

family

figures

how we live

mammals

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

people and occupations

relationships

rites of passage

skeleton and skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.88/1980_2.88.JPG

Wood snuff bottle in the shape of an eggplant

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.88

wood with ivory stopper

rank 3.98967

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.108/1980_2.108.JPG

Snuff bottle in the form of an ear of corn

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.108

porcelain with yellow glaze; brown glass stopper

rank 3.98967

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.227/2010_1_227.JPG

Crystal inkwell with silver plated hammered lid, star base

Artist Unknown

This is a crystal inkwell with a silver-plated cap. The bottle has a cylinder shape with vertical fluting. The round cap has hammered designs on top and a beading pattern around the edge.

1875-1975

2010/1.227

glass, metal

rank 3.98967

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

Medium Metal Pipe

Artist Unknown, African

A brown, metal pipe with a lid and three utensils attached by chains.

20th century

2010/2.6

metal

rank 3.98967

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

object genres

object genres by form

Full Record: x-2007-sl-1.101/2007_1.101.JPG

Engraved Powder Horn

Artist Unknown

Animal horn engraved with the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, in which a crowned lion and a chained unicorn supporting a shield stand above a banner with the motto “dieu et mon droit” (which directly translated from French means “God and my right” referring to the monarch’s divine right to govern which has been used as the motto of the British monarch since it was adopted by Henry V (1413-1422)). The shield consists of four quadrants: the first quadrant contains four lions, the second contains three fleurs de lis, the third contains a mermaid and a harp, the fourth contains three lions and a stag or dog-like animal. Surrounding the shield is a belt or garter upon which is emblazoned “Honi soit qui mal y pense” which means “evil unto they who think evil,” the motto of the Order of the Knights of the Garter, an ancient exclusive British order consisting of 25 members who were selected by the king of England. Near the base, the horn is engraved with a cityscape of Philadelphia from the harbor with numerous buildings, towers, boats and ships, and a man with a rifle shooting at a stag or lion in the distance.

18th century

18th century

2007/1.101

animal horn

rank 3.97253

animal material

descriptors

geographic and political locations

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

north and central america (continent)

objects we use

pennsylvania (state)

united states (nation)

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

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Mizusashi (cold water jar for the tea ceremony)

Seifû Yohei III

1854-1914

20th century

circa 1893-1914

1954/1.515A&B

porcelain with celadon glaze and inlaid white slip design

rank 3.97190

ceramics

containers

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.368/1987_1.368.JPG

Ôtsu-e: The Thunder God Fishing for His Drum

Artist Unknown, Japan

This painting portrays the Thunder God (Raijin), a powerful and ferocious figure, is fishing for his drum, carelessly dropped in the ocean.

20th century

20th century

1987/1.368

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 3.96396

cord (fiber product)

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

membranophones

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

physical activities

physical activities by location

physical activities by specific context

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

water activities

Pot and Stone

Takahashi Suigaku

Japanese style ink painting of a pot with vegetation inside of it next to a stone. The image is colored, with the rock painted in a grayish ink and the vegetation a green color. The pot has no color but is outlined in black ink only. There is writing in the top right corner of the paper.

(c. 1840)

mid 19th century

2009/2.101

ink and light color on paper

rank 3.96396

asian

coating (material)

coating by form

containers

containers by function or context

containers for cooking food

cookware

culinary containers

descriptors

east asian

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

rock

rock by form

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels for cooking food

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.201/2004_1_201.JPG

Roof Tile-End with Lotus and Bosanghwa Design

Artist Unknown, Korea

Circular earthenware tile with molded lotus and bosangwha design.

9th century

9th century

2004/1.201

earthenware with molded decoration

rank 3.95875

building divisions

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

forming

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

motifs

object genres

object genres by material

plant-derived motifs

pottery (object genre)

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

rooms and spaces

rooms and spaces by form

uncovered spaces

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.210/1954_1.210.JPG

Figure on Rock

William Blake

Clothed reclining figure on a rock. Swirling mist on the left of the image blends into the deep blue background above the figure and to the right.

1757-1827

18th-19th century

1757-1827

1954/1.210

watercolor on white paper

rank 3.94787

associated concepts

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

people and culture

people and occupations

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

the natural world

waterscapes

Full Record: x-1989-sl-2.96/1989_2.96.JPG

Ajax

Carlo Naya

Active from the late 1860s

19th century

circa 1860

1989/2.96

albumen print on paper

rank 3.94787

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

swords

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weaponry

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.51/1980_2.51.JPG

Turquoise snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.51

turquoise

rank 3.94739

animals and creatures

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.137/1985_1.137.JPG

Female Antelope Headdress (Chi-Wara)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.137

wood, leather

rank 3.94739

animals and creatures

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

mammals

materials

materials by origin

plant material

the human body

upper body

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1991-sl-1.112/1991_1.112.JPG

Tombs in the Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick

Francis Bedford

1816-1894

19th century

19th century

1991/1.112

albumen print on paper

rank 3.94739

descriptors

figures

how we live

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

rites of passage

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1997-sl-2.20/1997_2.20.JPG

Netsuke of mouse and chestnut on leaves

Ippo

19th century

19th century

1997/2.20

wood

rank 3.94739

animals and creatures

descriptors

fruit

mammals

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

sculpture

sculpture by function

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.34/1971_2.34.JPG

Heddle Pulley for a Loom

African, Ivory Coast, Guro

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.34

carved wood and patination

rank 3.94447

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

the human body

upper body

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.118/1980_2.118.JPG

Snuff bottle with painted design of a Pekingese dog and bamboo

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

circa 1821-1850

1980/2.118

porcelain with overglaze enamel painting; stopper of metal, coral and turquoise

rank 3.94447

animals and creatures

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

grass (plant material)

mammals

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.40/1984_2.40FT.JPG

Stopper for a calabash, in the form of a human head

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.40

carved wood

rank 3.94447

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

the human body

upper body

wood and wood products

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Loom Heddle Pulley

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

circa 1950

1986/2.126

carved wood

rank 3.94447

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