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Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.279/2010_1_279.JPG

Inkwell with cut crystal w/rounded corners, sterling silver, star base

Artist Unknown

A square, cut-crystal inkwell with rounded edges and a star etched into the bottom of the base. The lid is monogrammed sterling silver.

1875-1975

2010/1.279

glass, metal

rank 1.41968

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

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A Lie

Jean-Michel Basquiat

This is a line drawing done in colors of red, orange, blue, yellow, brown and green, on white paper. In the top center portion of the sheet are the words, "A LIE". Below this are forms that resemble an egg, a slice of bacon, a piece of bread with a pat of yellow butter. Below these forms are some round shapes, labeled "flakes", a bowl and a carton of milk.

1960-1988

20th century

1981

1985/2.18

colored crayons on paper

rank 1.41968

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

excretions and secretions

food

materials

materials by function

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

objects

text-based art

words

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Balloons

Julie Blackmon

Four kids in a field, two are holding balloons in the air.

b. 1966

2003

2013/2.99

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41968

air and space transportation vehicles

aircraft

aircraft by form

descriptors

design elements

objects we use

ornament areas

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

transportation vehicles

vehicles

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Miniature Vase, with image of Shoki the Demon Queller (Hirado ware?)

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

circa 1860 - circa 1910

1954/1.529

stoneware with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.41968

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

pottery (object genre)

vessels

Orders of Architecture , Index to Plates

Herbert W. Johe

born 1914

20th century

1993

1998/1.174.1-4

watercolor on paper

rank 1.41968

animal material

animal material by form or function

architecture

creatures

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

panels

people and occupations

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

text-based art

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.95/1986_2.95.JPG

Skirt

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1986/2.95

raffia, beads, cowrie shells and fiber

rank 1.41935

aegean

aegean periods

costume by form

descriptors

early western world

greek

mediterranean

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual and tactile

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Marine

Artist Unknown, Netherlands

This graphite and wash piece has two sailboats in the foreground with multiple sailboats in the background. They are situated at the drawing’s horizon and float on a large body of water. A signature is on the upper left corner.

1625-1750

2009/1.533

graphite, wash on paper

rank 1.41935

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

sailing vessels

sailing vessels by size

settlements and landscapes

transportation vehicles

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by method of propulsion

watercraft by specific type

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.174/2010_1.174.JPG

Pin

Artist Unknown, African

A brass pin with a round head at one end and a long pointed needle shape on the other.

1900-1985

2010/1.174

brass

rank 1.41812

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

piercing tools

tools and equipment

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Pin

Artist Unknown, African

A brass pin with a rounded, diamond shaped head and a long pointed needle on the bottom.

1900-1985

2010/1.175

brass

rank 1.41812

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

piercing tools

tools and equipment

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Square tile with two pairs of quadrupeds, after 15th century style

Artist Unknown, Iran

20th century?

20th century (?)

1997/1.256

glazed earthenware

rank 1.41812

animal

associated concepts

descriptors

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.2/2014_2.2.JPG

Untitled

Kara Walker

White glazed porcelain pitcher with black silhouette faces in profile, one on each side.

b. 1969

2013

2014/2.2

print on porcelain

rank 1.41812

image form

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

objects we use

vessels

visual works

visual works by form

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Death and the Ploughman's Wife

William Strang

1859-1921

19th century

1894

1930.22

etching on paper

rank 1.41715

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

family

how we live

landscapes

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people and occupations

plants

relationships

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

suns

the natural world

vessels

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Shore Scene

Samuel Triscott

1846-1925

20th century

1846-1925

1955/1.86

watercolor on white paper

rank 1.41715

descriptors

geography

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

sailing vessels

sailing vessels by size

ships

transportation vehicles

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by method of propulsion

watercraft by specific type

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.226/1983_2.226.JPG

Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.226

Pottery

rank 1.41705

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

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Model of a mill

Artist Unknown, China

1st century

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.61

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 1.41705

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

visual works

visual works by function

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.3/2013_2.3.JPG

Art Class, from "Classmates of Class of 1960"

Duncan Hartley

A man and woman working on a sculpture project that is seated on a lazy susan. The man is holding a small metal tool and the woman is looking over his shoulder.

born 1941

1958; printed 2013

2013/2.3

digital print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta

rank 1.41704

descriptors

electronic images

objects we use

people and culture

pottery techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Hiroshima Series

Jacob Lawrence

1917 - 2000

20th century

1983

1997/1.533.2

screenprint, printed in eleven colors on Somerset soft-white paper

rank 1.41704

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

genres

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

people and occupations

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

standing

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Elephant Skull (plate XI, 'Elephant Skull Album'), ii/ii (?)

Henry Moore

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

20th century

1969

1985/1.105

etching on paper

rank 1.41704

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

mammals

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.166/2010_1.166.JPG

Stereoscope Viewer

Stereo Classics Studio

This stereoscope viewer is made of light brown wood and brass. It has an oval shaped view finder with two glass squares for the viewing holes. There is a handle below and a sliding wood arm with brass brackets to hold the stereoscopic card.

20th century

1925-1980

2010/1.166

wood and brass

rank 1.41704

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

plant material

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1991-sl-1.97/1991_1.97.JPG

Bowl with carved lotus petals design

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A rounded bowl, its lower two-thirds carved as a lotus blossom centered on the foot of the bowl, with two bands of double incised lines around the rim area. The pale yellow-brown glaze is worn in some areas. Five spur marks inside.

16th century

16th century

1991/1.97

stoneware with yellow green glaze

rank 1.41704

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

motifs

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

plant-derived motifs

pottery (object genre)

vessels

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.133/1986_2.133.JPG

Goldweight in the shape of a coiled rope

Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire

Goldweight in the shape of a coiled rope, tied together in the middle.

Possibly 20th century

1900-1985

1986/2.133

brass

rank 1.41260

africa (continent)

cord (fiber product)

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

geographic and political locations

goldweights

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

objects

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.70/1987_2.70.JPG

Stool/Backrest

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1987/2.70

carved wood

rank 1.41260

descriptors

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

seating furniture

single seating furniture

stools

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1987-sl-2.53/1987_2.53.JPG

Vessel

African, Congo (Zaire), Songye

20th century

circa 1925-1940

1987/2.53

earthenware

rank 1.41260

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Day of All Dead (Día de todos muertos), from "Manuel Alvarez Bravo"

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

1902-2002

20th century

1933; printed circa 1981

1987/1.174.8

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41260

animal material

animal material by form or function

child

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

people and occupations

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.195/2013_2.195.JPG

San Francisco, CA

Chuck Bowman

Two staircases, a tree and a tiled wall with flame design. There is a tree and you can see the sidewalk.

20th century

2013/2.195

toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41260

scale

buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.196/2013_2.196.JPG

San Francisco, CA

Chuck Bowman

Graffiti wall with foot design and metal framed door.

20th century

2013/2.196

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41260

scale

buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.134/1980_2.134.JPG

Glass snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.134

glass with carnelian

rank 1.41260

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

writing (processes)

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St. Francis as Penitent, with a skull

Giovanni Crespi

c.1575-1632

17th century

early 17th century

1960/2.78

black and white chalk on blue paper

rank 1.41260

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

faces

materials

materials by origin

people and occupations

religious figures

saint

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

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Study of the Hand of the Magdalene; Verso: Lower Half of a Male Nude

Anonymous Northern Italian

18th century

18th century

1948/1.37

sanguine and white on buff paper

rank 1.41260

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

hands

human body

materials

materials by origin

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

study

the natural world

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Calavera de la Catrina

José Guadalupe Posada

1851-1913

20th century

circa 1910

1958/1.124

relief etching on paper

rank 1.41260

animal material

animal material by form or function

clothing

descriptors

feathers

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

objects

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.285/2013_2.285.JPG

Portrait of Woman in Cap, from "Bowery Series, NYC"

Louis Stettner

A close-up portrait of an older woman with light hair and a knitted striped cap. She is looking ahead and smiling.

born 1922

printed 1986

2013/2.285

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41260

scale

buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.126/2014_2.126.JPG

Promessa Monte Santo Bahia, Brazil

David Vestal

Sculpture head among logs and pieces of wood.

b. 1924

October 27, 1997; printed 1998

2014/2.126

black and white photograph on paper

rank 1.41260

costume

costume by function

descriptors

masks (costume)

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.318/2014_2.318.JPG

Petra, Jordan

Lynn Davis

Dark on either side with a long sliver through the center, in the back is a rock formation with a building on the base.

b. 1944

1995; printed 1997

2014/2.318

selenium toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.41047

downward

buildings and the land

condition changing processes

descriptors

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

surface or structural changes

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By the Roaring Bull

Arthur B. Davies

1862-1928

20th century

before 1911

1983/1.159

pastel on dark grey paper

rank 1.41046

descriptors

geography

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

sailing vessels

sailing vessels by size

the natural world

transportation vehicles

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by method of propulsion

watercraft by specific type

waterscapes

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.8/2010_2.8.JPG

Brass Knife with Sheath

Artist Unknown, African

A long knife with a brass handle and its sheath. A dark brown rope is tied to the sheath, which has etched designs decorating it.

20th century

2010/2.8

brass

rank 1.40998

cases (containers)

containers

containers by form

descriptors

edged weapons

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.263/2014_2.263.JPG

Bay Sky

Joel Meyerowitz

Image of beach nearing dusk with red-clay colored sand and a line of rocks.

b. 1938

1987

2014/2.263

vintage chromogenic contact print on paper

rank 1.40689

relation to water

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by position

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

settlements and landscapes

shores (landforms)

Full Record: x-2013-sl-1.281/2013_1.281.JPG

Pebble Beach State Park, CA

Brett Weston

Larger grey rocks embedded in smaller dark pebbles.

1911-1993

1977

2013/1.281

gelatin silver print on rag mount

rank 1.40689

relation to water

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by position

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

settlements and landscapes

shores (landforms)

Full Record: x-2000-sl-1.35/2000_1.35.JPG

Bird Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Bobo

20th century

20th century

2000/1.35

wood

rank 1.40657

animals

animals and creatures

costume

costume by function

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

the natural world

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.58/2001_2.58.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Wananesi

2001/2.58

wood

rank 1.40657

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

tools and equipment

walking sticks

Full Record: x-2012-sl-1.255/2012_1.255.JPG

Ceramic Bowl with Wooden Lid

Artist Unknown

The bottom of this vessel is a brown glaze and the top is made of curved wood that snugly fits inside. The lid has a small handle on top.

2012/1.255

ceramic bottom with wooden top

rank 1.40657

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

covers (closures)

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.489/1972_2.489.JPG

Old Iron Work in Nuremberg Museum

Albert Kahn

(1869 - 1942)

19th century

July 8, 1891

1972/2.489

graphite on paper

rank 1.40657

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

sketches

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.490/1972_2.490.JPG

Sketches of Wro't Iron work in Nurnberg Museum

Albert Kahn

(1869 - 1942)

19th century

July 9, 1891

1972/2.490

graphite on paper

rank 1.40657

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

sketches

Full Record: x-1963-sl-2.72/1963_2.72.JPG

Bizen ware water jar with lid (mizusashi)

Kaneshige Tôyô

This is an unglazed stoneware bizen jar fired in a wood-burning kiln.

It has a hard, smooth surface with decorative incisions near the top of the jar. The lower portion has effect of color gradation of reds and browns. The lid seems to dip into the jar, and has a know handle. The entire piece is not perfectly formed, but has an organic aesthetic.

1896-1967

Mid-20th century

1950-1963

1963/2.72

stoneware, unglazed

rank 1.40657

containers

containers by form

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.167/2010_1_167.JPG

Stereoscope Viewer

Stereo Classics Studio

It is a stereoscope viewer made of wood and brass. The viewer part is supported by a wooden handle and has two glass pieces for the viewer to look through. There are two pieces of wood is a cross shape that are also attached to the viewer, the horizontal piece can be slid along the virtical piece and there are two brass supports that hold the stereoscope card.

20th century

1925-1980

2010/1.167

wood and brass

rank 1.40657

ceramics

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

plant material

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1940.291/1940.291.JPG

Rocky Shore

Frederic Wright

n.d.

1940.291

etching on paper

rank 1.40621

buildings and the land

descriptors

geography

houses

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by location or context

the natural world

waterfront spaces

waterfronts and waterfront spaces

waterscapes

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.247/2014_2.247.JPG

Landscape

Okada Beisanjin

Gold cloth background with image of a mountain landscape and two figures in a boat on a body of water.

late 19th century - early 20th century

2014/2.247

ink on paper, silk and paper backing

rank 1.40619

upward

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

settlements and landscapes

transportation vehicles

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by general type

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.459/1997_1.459.JPG

Goldweight in the shape of a coiled rope

Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire

Goldweight in the shape of a coiled rope, tied together in the middle.

20th century

1900-1985

1997/1.459

brass

rank 1.40599

africa (continent)

cord (fiber product)

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

geographic and political locations

goldweights

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

Goldweight in the shape of coiled rope

Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire

Goldweight in the shape of a twisted rope.

20th century

1900-1985

1997/1.452

brass

rank 1.40599

africa (continent)

cord (fiber product)

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

geographic and political locations

goldweights

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.502/1997_1.502.JPG

Goldweight in the shape of a coiled rope

Artist Unknown, African, Akan-Speaking Peoples, Ghana or Côte d'Ivoire

Goldweight in the shape of a coiled rope, tied together at the middle.

20th century

1900-1985

1997/1.502

brass

rank 1.40599

africa (continent)

cord (fiber product)

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

geographic and political locations

goldweights

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

Full Record: x-1984-sl-1.291/1984_1.291.JPG

Northumbrian Miner

Bill Brandt

1904-1983

20th century

circa 1947

1984/1.291

gelatin silverprint on paper

rank 1.40599

descriptors

figures

genres

making art

materials

materials by function

modern and contemporary art

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and occupations