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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Primary Keywords
Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.28/1984_2.28.JPG

Twol

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

19th century

1984/2.28

carved redwood

rank 8.82246

carvings

woodwork

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Tusk Carving with Stand

Artist Unknown, African

An ivory tusk carving with images of people on it. Some of the people have their hands in a praying position.

20th century

20th century

2010/2.1

Ivory

rank 8.72439

carving

ivory carvings

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.26/1984_2.26.JPG

Flywhisk

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

Possibly 20th century

circa 1900

1984/2.26

carved wood, copper, fiber and animal hair

rank 8.72439

carvings

hair

woodwork

Post

African, Nigeria, Nupe

20th century

circa 1940

1981/2.143

carved wood

rank 8.72439

carvings

nupe

woodwork

Carved Elephant Tusk

Artist Unknown, Burma

19th-early 20th century

19th century - early 20th century

2005/1.459

ivory

rank 8.72439

carvings

elephant

ivory

Figure with Scroll (netsuke?)

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

1957/1.22

ivory

rank 8.72439

ivory carvings

netsuke

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.81.1/2011_1_81_1.JPG

Visible Markers

Allan McCollum

A carved sculpture made out of concrete. This one is colored brown and has the word "Thanks" inscribed into it.

b.1944

1997

2011/1.81.1

Polymerized pigmented concrete, set of six

rank 8.72439

carvings

sculpture

word

Drum

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Banwa-Bamboum

20th century

circa 1920

1981/2.145

carved wood

rank 8.62847

carvings

drum

drums

woodwork

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.29/1984_2.29.JPG

Razor Box

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1984/2.29

carved wood, brass, natural fiber, patination and red wood

rank 8.62847

boxes (containers)

carvings

woodwork

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.356/1987_1.356.JPG

Scepter finial in the form of a man's head

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kusu

20th century

circa 1900

1987/1.356

carved ivory

rank 8.62847

carvings, ivory

head

scepters

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.149/1985_1.149.JPG

Standing Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan (Fante)

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.149

carved wood

rank 8.62847

carvings

figures (representations)

standing

Full Record: x-1988-sl-1.160/1988_1.160.JPG

Ibeji Twin Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

1900-1988

1988/1.160

carved wood, glass and nutshell beads, twine, pigment and nail

rank 8.62847

carvings

figures (representations)

standing

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.35/1971_2.35.JPG

Gong Striker

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

n.d.

1971/2.35

carved wood

rank 8.62847

carvings

gongs

woodwork

woodworking

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.182/2011_2_182A.JPG

Eve with Apple

Andre Dimanche

A wood carving of a woman holding an apple over her head.

active 1970s

20th century

20th century

2011/2.182

wood carving

rank 8.62847

apple (fruit)

carvings

woman

Full Record: x-1997-sl-2.19/1997_2_19.JPG

Netsuke of dancing islander with ball

Artist Unknown, Japan

Late 18th-Early 19th century

1775-1825

1997/2.19

ivory

rank 8.62847

dancing

ivory carvings

netsuke

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.136/1985_1.136.JPG

Standing Male Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Lobi

20th century

circa 1925

1985/1.136

carved wood, chicken feathers and blood patination

rank 8.53464

carvings

males

men

standing

woodwork

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.28/1971_2.28.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.28

carved wood and patination

rank 8.53464

canes

carvings

figures

staff

woodwork

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.359/1997_1.359.JPG

Altar

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

20th century

20th century

1997/1.359

carved wood

rank 8.53464

altars

animals

carvings

rams

woodwork

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.33/1971_2.33.JPG

Heddle Pulley for a Loom

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.33

carved wood and patination

rank 8.53464

carvings

head

pulleys

woodwork

woodworking

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.40/1971_2.40.JPG

Heddle Pulley with Hornbill Motif

Artist Unknown, African, Senufo Peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.40

carved wood and patination

rank 8.53464

birds

carvings

motifs

pulleys

woodwork

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.103/1972_2.103.JPG

Inro (four-case medicine box), ojime, and netsuke of Hanshan?

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

1972/2.103

lacquer on wood with ivory ojime and netsuke

rank 8.44282

boxes (containers)

foliage

ivory carvings

netsuke

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.32/1984_2.32.JPG

Cup

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

19th century

1984/2.32

wood

rank 8.35297

carvings

cups

kuba (democratic republic of congo)

woodwork

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.3/1985_2.3.JPG

Vessel with four faces carved on rim

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1940

1985/2.3

carved wood and tkoola powder residue

rank 8.35297

carvings

faces

kuba (democratic republic of congo)

vessels

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.44/1985_2.44.JPG

Cup

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

19th century

circa 1875

1985/2.44

carved wood

rank 8.35297

carvings

cups

kuba (democratic republic of congo)

woodwork

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.33/2002_2.33.JPG

Netsuke of seated Hotei

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

2002/2.33

ivory

rank 8.35297

buddha

ivory carvings

miniature (size attribute)

sculpture

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.34/2002_2.34VW2.JPG

Seal with incised flowers and finial of lion playing with a ball

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

2002/2.34

ivory

rank 8.35297

ivory carvings

lion

miniature (size attribute)

sculpture

Full Record: x-1963-sl-1.88/1963_1.88.JPG

The Mirror

Lucio Fontana

Oil-type paint and mixed media on carved 3/8” hardwood veneer wood panel. Grain runs vertical on painted surface. Carved areas expose inner core running horizontal.

1899-1968

20th century

1962

1963/1.88

oil on carved wood panel

rank 8.26500

abstraction

arte povera

carvings

italian

painting

portraits

self-portrait

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.37/2002_2.37.JPG

Netsuke of a man seated by a hibachi

Artist Unknown, Japan

20th century

20th century

2002/2.37

ivory

rank 8.26500

ivory carvings

man

miniature (size attribute)

netsuke

sculpture

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.45/2002_2.45.JPG

Yamabushi (mountain ascetic) (okimono)

Artist Unknown, Japan

20th century

20th century

2002/2.45

ivory

rank 8.26500

ascetic

ivory carvings

miniature (size attribute)

sculpture

standing

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.108/1966_1.108.JPG

The Mourning St. John the Evangelist with two male figures (fragment of a crucifixion from a portable altarpiece)

Embriachi Workshop, Venice, Italy

This carved bone sculpture depicts John the Evangelist in profile with his hands held before him, bowing his head in mourning. A male figure wearing a knee-length robe stands on the right and holds a club in his left hand. A second male figure appears behind the saint in a similar pose of grief.

14th-15th century

circa 1400

1966/1.108

bone

rank 8.26500

altarpieces

bone

carvings

christianity

mourners

venice (inhabited place)

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.102/1976_2.102.JPG

The Mourning Virgin and holy women (fragment of a Crucifixion from a portable altarpiece)

Embriachi Workshop, Venice, Italy

This carved bone sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary raising her right hand in a gesture of grief while her head is bent in mourning. A similar female figure, holding her hands clasped before her, appears in profile behind the Virgin, and another female figure stands to the left. Behind the mourning women the pointed helmets worn by two soldiers may be discerned.

14th-15th century

circa 1400

1976/2.102

bone

rank 8.26500

altarpieces

bone

carvings

christianity

crucifixions

venice (inhabited place)

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.36/2002_2.36.JPG

Netsuke of a basket of kyôgen masks

Eiraku

19th century

19th century

19th century

2002/2.36

ivory

rank 8.17887

ivory carvings

masks (costume)

miniature (size attribute)

netsuke

sculpture

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.35/2002_2.35.JPG

Netsuke of seated sage with lion dog

Artist Unknown, Japan

18th century-19th century

late 18th century - 19th century

2002/2.35

ivory

rank 8.17887

ivory carvings

lion

miniature (size attribute)

sage (people

sculpture

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.39/2002_2.39VW1.JPG

Netsuke of man tossing demon-repelling beans, while a demon hides behind a screen

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

2002/2.39

ivory

rank 8.17887

demon

ivory carvings

man

miniature (size attribute)

netsuke

sculpture

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.32/2002_2.32VW1.JPG

Netsuke of the Daoist immortal Gama Sennin with a three-legged toad on his back

Masatsugu

active 19th c.

19th century

19th century

2002/2.32

ivory

rank 8.17887

amphibians

immortals

ivory carvings

miniature (size attribute)

netsuke

sculpture

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.38/2002_2.38.JPG

Netsuke of sleeping sarumawashi (monkey-trainer) with a monkey on his back

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

2002/2.38

ivory

rank 8.09451

ivory carvings

man

miniature (size attribute)

monkey

netsuke

sculpture

sleeping

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.46/1968_2.46.JPG

Architectural ceiling boss with two dragons, probably from the Church of St. Andrews at Cullompton

Artist Unknown, England

Two rampant dragons with open wings, wide flared tails and red-painted eyes stand facing one another with a large plant form held between them.

15th Century

circa 1430

1968/2.46

wood with red polychrome

rank 7.93091

bosses

carvings

cullompton (inhabited place)

dragons

vaults (structural elements)

wood (sculpture by material)

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.47/1968_2.47.JPG

Architectural ceiling boss with four faces, probably from the Church of St. Andrew at Cullompton

Artist Unknown, England

This ceiling boss features four faces with traces of paint that are arranged in a radial pattern with the crowns of their heads converging on a single, central point. Two of the faces are female, identifiable by the wimples worn on their heads, while the other two, wearing small pointed caps and sporting beards, are male. The symmetrical regularity of the piece is counterbalanced by subtle asymmetries introduced by differences in detail and the sequence of facial types.

15th century

circa 1430

1968/2.47

wood with polychrome

rank 7.93091

bosses

carvings

cullompton (inhabited place)

faces

vaults (structural elements)

wood (sculpture by material)

Full Record: x-1982-sl-1.276/1982_1.276.JPG

Kneeling Female Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Lobi

20th century

circa 1950

1982/1.276

carved and painted wood

rank 7.60599

carvings

females

figures

figures (representations)

kneeling

lobi

women

woodwork

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.110/2009_2.110.JPG

Bi Disc with notches

Artist Unknown, China

This jade disc has a circular hole in the center, and is carved in a way that the jade appears to be turning around this central point, almost in the shape of a hurricane symbol if it were to have three prongs. On each of the three prongs are three evenly spaced raised bumps.

circa 15th century BCE - 11th century BCE

2009/2.110

jade

rank 7.60599

circle (plane figure)

jade art objects

jade carvings

jades

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.112/2009_2.112.JPG

Pig

Artist Unknown, China

Jade carved horizontally in the shape of a pig.

206 BCE - 220 CE

2009/2.112

jade

rank 7.60599

jade art objects

jade carvings

jades

pig

seal prints

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 7.60037

carvings

knife

knives (cutting tools)

knives (weapons)

woodwork

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.15/1978_2.15.JPG

Male Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

1900-1978

1978/2.15

carved wood and pigment

rank 7.60037

carvings

figures

figures (representations)

males

men

standing

woodwork

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.142/1981_2.142.JPG

Ancestral Shrine Figure (Female)

African, Nigeria, Ibo

20th century

circa 1940

1981/2.142

carved inoko wood and kaolin

rank 7.59400

ancestor figures

ancestors

carvings

females

figures (representations)

nudes

shrines

woodwork

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.111/2009_2.111.JPG

Carved Hairpin

Artist Unknown, China

Carved jade one point hairpin. Carving is at the head of the pin and extends half-way down the body in the shape of what might be a dragon.

1368-1644

2009/2.111

jade

rank 7.56848

hair

hair accessories

hairpin

jade carvings

jades

Full Record: x-1967-sl-1.43/1967_1.43.JPG

Sphere with Colour (Grey and White)

Barbara Hepworth

Oval-shaped piece of veined, green Swedish marble standing on one of its narrow ends. Three holes of different sizes penetrate into the object's center. The holes are painted respectively in a semi-gloss black and matte white.

1903 - 1975

20th century

1965

1967/1.43

Swedish green marble and paint on wood base

rank 7.29326

abstract

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

carvings

circles

geometric abstraction

round (shape)

sculpture

stone

Full Record: x-1953-sl-1.27/1953_1.27.JPG

Figure

Henry Moore

A small carved wood sculpture depicting a seated figure with legs crossed.

(Castleford, England, 7/30/1898 - 8/31/1986, Hertforshire, England)

20th century

1932

1953/1.27

lignum vitae with wood base

rank 7.08720

abstract

abstraction

carvings

figures

sitting

wood (plant material)

wood (sculpture by material)

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.146/2002_2.146.JPG

Untitled, from Suspended Sphere Series

Todd Hoyer

A sphere, wrapped in rusted wire, is sandwiched between two hefty, rough hewn, chunks of wood.

freestanding multimedia wood sculpture, with rectangular wood base and top sandwiching a small wire-covered sphere at center

b. 1952

20th century

2000

2002/2.146

eucalyptus, wire

rank 6.70106

abstract

carvings

sculpture

spheres (geometric figures)

wood (plant material)

wood (sculpture by material)

woodworking