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Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.149/2002_2.149.JPG

#97-18

Gary Johnson

wood vase with geometric patterning that wraps across a top-bottom, left-right diagonal

(active Webster City, Iowa, 1936 - )

late 20th century

1996

2002/2.149

maple, paela, bloodwood

rank 1.39138

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

plant material

wood and wood products

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Bowl with Stand

Artist Unknown, Korea

A ceramic ridged bowl with a tall, trapered cylindrical stand. The base is detailed with staggered square cut-outs.

400-599

2009/2.70

ceramic

rank 1.39138

asian

containers

containers by form

descriptors

east asian

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.71/2009_2.71.JPG

Bowl with Stand

Artist Unknown, Korea

A ceramic rounded bowl with a tall, trapered cylindrical stand with a lip. The base is detailed with staggered rectangular cut-outs that run from the lip to where the base meets the bowl.

400-599

2009/2.71

ceramic

rank 1.39138

asian

containers

containers by form

descriptors

east asian

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.72/2009_2.72.JPG

Bowl with Stand

Artist Unknown, Korea

A ceramic rounded bowl with a tall, trapered cylindrical stand with a wide lip. The base is detailed with staggered square cut-outs that run from the lip to the middle of the base.

400-599

2009/2.72

ceramic

rank 1.39138

asian

containers

containers by form

descriptors

east asian

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.74/2009_2.74.JPG

Bowl with Stand

Artist Unknown, Korea

A ceramic rounded bowl with a tall, trapered cylindrical stand with a lip. The top of the bowl tapers inwards, possibly to allow for a lid to fit it. The base is detailed with staggered rectangular cut-outs that run from the lip to where the base meets the bowl.

400-599

2009/2.74

ceramic

rank 1.39138

asian

containers

containers by form

descriptors

east asian

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.75a/2009_2.75A.JPG

Bowl

Artist Unknown, Korea

A tall ceramic bowl with an inward-sloping lip, making the opening smaller than the width of the bowl. Has an accompanying matching lid.

400-599

2009/2.75A

ceramic

rank 1.39138

asian

containers

containers by form

descriptors

east asian

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.77/2009_2_77.JPG

Lid for Bowl

Artist Unknown, Korea

A dome-shaped cermaic lid for a bowl. Outfitted with a circular handle supported by four square legs. The bottom of the lid tapers inward, suggesting this area fits inside its bowl counterpart rather than resting on top of it.

400-599

2009/2.77

ceramic

rank 1.39138

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

containers

containers by form

covers (closures)

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.78/2009_2.78.JPG

Bowl

Artist Unknown, Korea

A ceramic, ridged bowl that rests on a thick, round base.

400-599

2009/2.78

ceramic

rank 1.39138

asian

containers

containers by form

descriptors

east asian

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.261/2010_1.261.JPG

Crystal two-pyramid lid

Artist Unknown

A two-bottle inkwell shaped to look like two square pyramids.

1875-1975

2010/1.261

glass, metal

rank 1.38949

associated concepts

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

geometric concepts

geometric figures

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

mathematical concepts

objects we use

people and culture

polyhedra

scientific concepts

solids (geometric)

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.50/1984_2.50.JPG

Thumb Piano/Plucked Idiophone (Kankobele)

African, Congo (Zaire), Tabwa

20th century

1900-1984

1984/2.50

wood and metal

rank 1.38871

struck

chordophones

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

sound devices by function

wood and wood products

zitherlike chordophones

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.184/1983_2.184.JPG

Mask (idangani)

Artist Unknown, African, Sala Mpasu Peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mask is made entirely of blackish-brown dyed and molded raffia fiber; face has bulging forehead, deeo set narrow eyes, bulbous nose, and raffia “beard.” Top of head has cone-like crest of small fiber knots.

20th century

circa 1900-1983

1983/2.184

dyed fiber, raffia

rank 1.38871

associated concepts

costume

costume by function

descriptors

events

masks (costume)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social status

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-2013-sl-1.293/2013_1.293.JPG

Anton's Letter

David Grant Hopper

A glass sculpture of a figure. The background is rectangular in shape and there is a man standing in front holding a sign. The pieces of metal are imbedded in the glass and have colors of blues, reds, blacks, purples and pinks.

b. 1946

1990

2013/1.293

hot-sculpted and cased glass, paint, metal

rank 1.38871

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.210/2004_1_210.JPG

Flattened Bottle with Lion-head and Turle Lugs

Artist Unknown, Korea

Unglazed gray stoneware flattened bottle with two lion-head lugs near teh upper corners, and two turtle shaped lugs on the bottom.

10th-11th century

10th century - 11th century

2004/1.210

unglazed stoneware with appliqued decoration

rank 1.38871

animals and creatures

bottles

bottles by form

bottles by function

containers

containers by form

descriptors

mammals

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

reptiles

vessels

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.45/1968_2.45.JPG

Ball spoon with vegetal ornament

Artist Unknown, Norway

This silver ball spoon consists of a round bowl joined to a stem composed of a flattened section and a twist stem that terminates in an ornamental ball knop. An incised six-petal flower surrounded by bands of geometric ornament decorates the interior of the bowl. The flattened section of the stem is adorned with vegetal ornament.

17th century

1620-1640

1968/2.45

gilded silver

rank 1.38871

descriptors

design elements

motifs

object genres

object genres by function

object genres by material

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plant-derived motifs

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.75/1968_2_75A.JPG

Lycurgus Consulting the Pythia

Eugène Delacroix

1798-1863

19th century

circa 1840

1968/2.75

oil on canvas

rank 1.38863

allegory and literature

animals

animals and creatures

descriptors

design elements

mammals

motifs

natural element motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

religious figures

reptiles

reptiles and amphibians

the natural world

Full Record: x-2008-sl-1.155/2008_1.155.JPG

Underwater Swimmer, Eszterom, Hungary

André Kertész

A strong man with an athletic build swims through the water. His arms stretched out above his head, legs perfectly pivoted behind. He is clothed in a pair of striped swimming shorts.

1894-1985

August 31, 1917

2008/1.155

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.38863

beachwear

costume

costume by function

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by gender

physical activities by location

physical activities by specific context

sports clothing

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.207/1954_1.207.JPG

Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu), seated on a lion

Artist Unknown, Japan

15th century

15th century

1954/1.207

hanging scroll, ink, color and gold on silk

rank 1.38837

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

conditions and effects

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

mammals

motifs

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

Full Record: x-2012-sl-1.278/2012_1.278.JPG

Breakfast

Wayne Thiebaud

A color print of a table set with breakfast foods. Two sunny side eggs and three strips of bacon are on a plate on the left side of the table while a knife and fork are rolled in a napkin to the right of the plate as well as a small plate with a pastry. Behind the plate starting at the left is a small plate with butter, a plate with toast, a glass of milk, and a cup of coffee.

(active Mesa, California, 11/15/1920 - )

1995

2012/1.278

color dry point print on paper

rank 1.38782

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

prints

prints by process or technique

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.94/1986_2.94.JPG

Textile Fragment

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1986/2.94

Raffia and velour

rank 1.38709

components

components and systems

components by specific context

coverings and hangings components

descriptors

furnishings components

object genres

object genres by form

object genres by material

quilt components

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.279/2013_2.279.JPG

Rebuilding Liberty

Marilyn Bridges

Overhead image of the Statue of Liberty under construction with scaffolding, light is shining on the surrounding water.

b. 1957

1985

2013/2.279

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.38709

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.44/2006_2.44.JPG

Protective Amulet

Artist Unknown Taiwan

Plaque in the form of a snarling lion's face holding a double-edged "severn star" (here only three of the seven stars are depicted as large dots connected by lines) sword in its mouth and ornamented with a red octagon containing the characters for "daqi" surrounded by eight trigrams on its forehead.

20th century

20th century

2006/2.44

polychrome on wood

rank 1.38709

animals and creatures

descriptors

edged weapons

legendary creatures

mammals

object genres

object genres by form

object genres by function

objects we use

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.137/1980_2.137.JPG

Snuff bottle with incised text

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1850-1920

1980/2.137

porcelain, incised and inlaid with ink; crystal and brass stopper

rank 1.38576

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

surface marking processes and techniques

writing (processes)

Dark purple kimono with overall jacquard woven pattern of chrysanthemums in dark brown, silver, and gold

Artist Unknown, Japan

Silk crepe repp with interwoven brown and silver- and gold-colored synthetic metallic threads in the design of chrysanthemum blossoms. Lining is plain weave silk for upper half; purple for lower half and inner cuffs.

mid-20th century

1930s-1950s

2005/1.393

silk crepe with interwoven brown and silver- and gold- coated threads

rank 1.38576

costumes

descriptors

flowers

gold and gold alloy

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects

objects we use

plants

the natural world

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.213/1983_2.213.JPG

Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

early 20th century

1983/2.213

Pottery

rank 1.38442

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

components

components and systems

components by general context

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.187/2004_1_187.JPG

Oil Lamp in the Shape of an Equestrian Warrior

Artist Unknown, Korea

It is a earthenware with a man riding a small horse with short legs over a thick rectangle plate. There is a lamp-oil container with hole over the hips of the horse, and a spout sticks out in the front breast of the horse, which enables to pour out water through the inside of the stomach of horse. The figure on the horse wears a triangular hat and armor. The left arm is disappeared.

6th century

1st half 6th century

2004/1.187

earthenware

rank 1.38442

animal equipment

ceramics

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

tools and equipment

Full Record: x-1968-sl-1.114/1968_1.114.JPG

Le pinchet noir et la tête de mort (Black Pitcher and Death's Hand)

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

20th century

1946

1968/1.114

lithograph on paper

rank 1.38442

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

skeleton and skeleton components

skeleton components

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.277/1997_1_277.JPG

Rispah, 2nd Book of Samuel. Chap. 21

Joseph Mallord William Turner

1775-1851

19th century

1812

1997/1.277

etching on cream laid paper

rank 1.38415

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

figures

materials

materials by origin

moons

objects

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by state or condition

skeleton and skeleton components

stars

the natural world

time

tools

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.67/1980_2.67.JPG

Ivory snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.67

ivory

rank 1.38371

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

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.113/2013_2.113.JPG

Michael

Tammy Corner-Campbell

An up-close image of a boy's head, he is wearing sweatshirt. The edges of the image are darkened.

1996; printed 2005

2013/2.113

toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.38371

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.24.1-2/1991_2.24.1-2.JPG

Rectangular Box with Lid

Kawai Kanjirô

Rectangular ceramic box with raised sections on lead that appear gray through the red cinnabar glaze.

1890 - 1966

20th century

1929-1942

1991/2.24.1-2

stoneware with red (cinnabar) glaze

rank 1.38371

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

containers

containers by form

covers (closures)

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.25.1-2/1991_2.25.1-2.JPG

Round Box with Lid

Kawai Kanjirô

Round porcelain container with lid. The base and lid are nearly identical, with incuded designs and red slip under a yellow glaze.

(1890 - 1966)

20th century

1929-1942

1991/2.25.1-2

porcelain with yellow glaze, red slip and incised decoration

rank 1.38371

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

containers

containers by form

covers (closures)

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.26.1-2/1991_2.26.1-2.JPG

Square Box with Lid

Kawai Kanjirô

Square shaped stoneware box with lid. Lid and upper portion of box base decorated with blue and copper underglaze painting.

(1890 - 1966)

20th century

1929-1942

1991/2.26.1-2

stoneware with blue and copper underglaze painting

rank 1.38371

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

containers

containers by form

covers (closures)

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Hexagonal box with handpainted floral garland and lid

Kawai Kanjirô

Lidded stoneware box with hexagonal base and sides. Decorated with blue, copper, and lead underglaze painting under translucent glaze.

1890 - 1966

20th century

circa 1941

2003/2.10A&B

stoneware with blue, copper and lead underglaze painting and translucent glaze

rank 1.38371

closures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

container components

containers

containers by form

covers (closures)

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-2012-sl-1.235/2012_1.235.JPG

Aspen, Echo Basin

Dick Arentz

An empty large basin filled in with grass and trees.

(Detroit, Michigan, 1935 - )

1978

2012/1.235

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.38288

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.220/2014_2.220.JPG

Landscape Scene

Johan Barthold Jongkind

Trees on a rolling hill, barn in the background. Sky is clear.

1819-1891

19th century

2014/2.220

etching on paper

rank 1.38288

buildings and the land

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by origin

natural landscapes

plant material

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.173/2011_2_173.JPG

Delirium (Alessandria, Italy)

Jill Mathis

A black and white photo of a field with tracks carved into it. Mountains rise in the background. The word "delirium" appears in the field.

American, born 1964

21st century

2004

2011/2.173

digital image, chromogenic print on paper

rank 1.38201

color

upward

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

ornament areas

photographs

photographs by form

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.86/1959_2.86.JPG

Ryôan-ji Stone Garden, Kyoto

Saitô Kiyoshi

In this two-fold screen, the artist reveals the geometric beauty of the famous fifteenth-century stone garden at the Ryôanji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Kyoto.

(active 1907 - 1997)

20th century

1957

1959/2.86

color woodblock print on paper, 2-fold screen

rank 1.38201

asia (continent)

buildings and the land

descriptors

geographic and political locations

inorganic material

japan (nation)

kinki (region)

kyoto (urban prefecture)

materials

materials by composition

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by form

rock

rock by form

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.190/1985_1.190.JPG

Hair Scratcher

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1920

1985/1.190

Ivory

rank 1.38153

animal material

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

hair and hair components

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

the human body

upper body

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.16/1971_2.16.JPG

Sculpture for Jo or Gwa Society

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

Probably 20th century

20th century

1971/2.16

carved wood

rank 1.38153

descriptors

figures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by family relationship

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.343/1997_1.343.JPG

Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon, Bamoun

20th century

20th century

1997/1.343

wood, human hair, and traces of camwood

rank 1.38135

costume

costume by function

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.52/1982_2.52.JPG

Bwoom type mask

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba, Kasai Province

20th century

circa 1890-1910

1982/2.52

wood and paint

rank 1.38135

costume

costume by function

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.25/1971_2.25.JPG

Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.25

wood

rank 1.38135

costume

costume by function

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.191/2014_2.191.JPG

Untitled

Mel DiGiacomo

A bride with her veil over her face standing in the front, with a man standing behind her on the right.

late 20th century

2014/2.191

black and white photograph on paper

rank 1.37930

ceremonies

cultural ceremonies

descriptors

events

glass

glass and glassmaking mixtures

glass by technique

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and culture

rites of passage

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.100/2011_1_100.JPG

I Think Continuously of Those Who Were Truly Great

Ben Shahn

A black and white silkscreen lettering of a dove with its right wing outstretched, neck turned. The bird's beak is a brilliant shade of orange. There is a poem titled, "I Think Continuously of Those Who Were Truly Great." below the dove, and names of various people above the dove. The poem was written by Stephen Spender.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.100

white and black silkscreen lettering and watercolor wash on paper

rank 1.37930

animals and creatures

associated concepts

birds

concepts in the arts

descriptors

genres in the arts

image-making processes and techniques

literary, oral and motion picture genres

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.109/1997_1.109.JPG

Spoof-Tavern Club-Martinized Venus

Ivan Albright

1897-1983

20th century

1897-1983

1997/1.109

oil on plywood, joined with hinges

rank 1.37883

allegory and literature

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

mythology

objects

people and occupations

roman

shell and shell material

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.12/1979_2.12OBV.JPG

Double-gourd wucai wall vase, Wanli Era (1573-1619) mark and period

Artist Unknown, China

Porcelain bottle vase of double gourd design, flat on reverse side. Here, in the upper (heavenly) lobe, a pair of phoenixes is shown flying among clouds, while in the lower (earthly) realm, two phoenixes face each other in a garden setting.

16th-17th century

1573-1620

1979/2.12

Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze enamel decoration

rank 1.37883

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

monarchs

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in government and administration

rulers (people)

vessels

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.142/2002_2.142REC.JPG

Egg-shaped vessel

Alby Hall

egg-shaped wood vessel on legs, with petal-shaped opening on top

born 1948

late 20th century

1992

2002/2.142

ancient kauri wood, inlay

rank 1.37883

applied decoration

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

shape

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.63/2009_2_63.JPG

Bottle

Artist Unknown, Korea

A glazed whie and speckled porcelain bottle. The body is round and shperical, with a narrow concave neck and lipped opening.

19th century

2009/2.63

glazed porcelain

rank 1.37883

asian

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

east asian

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.64/2009_2.64.JPG

Bottle

Artist Unknown, Korea

A glazed whie and speckled porcelain bottle. The body is round with a narrow concave neck and lipped opening. Detailed with a blue curved line and bulb shape.

19th century

2009/2.64

glazed porcelain

rank 1.37883

asian

ceramics

containers

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Bottle

Artist Unknown, Korea

A glazed porcelain bottle with a short, round and spherical body and a short and narrow concave neck and lipped opening. Detailed with a Korean character, possibly a label for the bottle's contents, in blue.

19th century

2009/2.65

glazed porcelain

rank 1.37883

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