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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kichizo Edition): #32 Arai

Andô Hiroshige

Three sailboats with dramatic bowed square sails dominate the print. There are more sailing on the water in the distance. The sky appears to be red on the edge of the horizon of the sea, suggesting the time as either at dawn or at dusk. Writing in the upper left and right corners. Title in red box in upper right corner.

1797-1858

circa 1850

2008/2.315

woodblock print on paper

rank 1.21680

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

prints

prints by process or technique

sailing vessels

sailing vessels by size

transportation vehicles

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

watercraft

watercraft by method of propulsion

watercraft by specific type

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Tile fragment with inscription, Molded calligraphy in depressed band in the tile, glazed in bluish-turquoise, slight incrustation and iridescence.

Artist Unknown, Iran

12th-13th century

12th century - 13th century

1972/2.153

molded fritware with turquoise glaze

rank 1.21680

associated concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

forming

image-making processes and techniques

information form components

layout features

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions

religions and religious concepts

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.356/1997_1.356.JPG

Royal Seat

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Ashanti

20th century

20th century

1997/1.356

carved wood

rank 1.21674

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

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.15/2006_2.15.JPG

Nuwa Repairing the Columns that Support the Earth

Ren Yi (Jen I)

1840 - 1896

19th century

1877

2006/2.15

ink and color on paper

rank 1.21674

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

genres in the arts

image-making processes and techniques

literary, oral and motion picture genres

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

people by state or condition

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

writing (processes)

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Landscape

Huang Yue (aka Huang Yueh)

This painting (and the one adjacent) comes from an album of four landscape paintings.

1750-1841

19th century

1831

2006/2.22.4

ink on paper

rank 1.21629

buildings and the land

descriptors

dwellings

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

natural landscapes

plant material

plants

residential structures

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

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Au dessu du col de vara

Ilse Bing

A lone upright plant amongst tangled branches and grasses of other flora on the mountainside.

American, born Germany, 1899/1900-1998

1935

2012/2.40

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.21614

upward

buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

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Blue-and-white miniature covered box with floral medallion on lid

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A tiny, rounded stoneware box with a flat-topped lid, the lid decorated with a floral medallion in blue cobalt pigment before the entire box was coated with a whitish glaze.

16th century

16th century

1993/2.24.1-2

stoneware with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.21613

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buildings and the land

descriptors

form attributes

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

plants

settlements and landscapes

size (extent)

size by specific type

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.366/2005_1_366.JPG

Obi-jime (obi cord)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Cord made of thin woven silver metallic thread.

mid-20th century

1960s-1980s

2005/1.366

woven silver mettalic thread

rank 1.21607

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

costume by form

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

main garments

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

objects we use

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Woman (sideview), from "Beggar Series" or "Les Gueux"

Jacques Callot

Two punctures approximately 4cm apart in the upper center. Paper size: lh 21 9/10 & rh 21 4/5cm x tw 15 1/10cm & bw 14 4/5cm. Plate size: lh 13 4/5cm & rh 13 7/10cm x tw 8 4/5cm & bw 8 7/10cm.

1592-1635

2008/2.383.1

etching on beige laid paper

rank 1.21574

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.2/2006_2.2.JPG

The Melody Haunts My Reverie

Roy Lichtenstein

The print has a blue background. A girl is shown with blonde hair, red lips and a melancholy facial expression. She holds a microphone, opening her mouth and emitting a speech bubble saying, "The melody haunts my reverie." The artist applied the technique of Ben Day dots to depict her skins.

10/28/1923 - 9/29/1997

20th century

1965

2006/2.2

screenprint on white wove paper

rank 1.21555

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

geometric motifs

heads

international post-1945 styles and movements

motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the human body

upper body

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Blue-and-white tea cup with abstract floral design (1 of 5)

Artist Unknown, China

15th–16th century

15th century - 16th century

1954/1.520

porcellaneous stoneware with blue and white glaze

rank 1.21548

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

cups

cups by function

descriptors

drinking vessels

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels for serving and consuming food

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.372/2013_2.372.JPG

Obi

Artist Unknown, Japan

Beige silk with blue, orange and green squares.

20th century

2013/2.372

silk, brocade

rank 1.21545

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

fabric

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

resist dyeing

textile dyeing processes and techniques

textile finishing processes and techniques

textile processes and techniques

textiles

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Uffington Horse, Oxfordshire, England

Marilyn Bridges

A black and white aerial image of a hilly landscape that is partially illuminated. In the center of the photograph is a land formation of a horse -- similar to the Nazca lines in Peru.

American, born 1957

1985

2012/2.9

gelatin silver print, AP on paper

rank 1.21538

buildings and the land

descriptors

drawings

drawings by technique

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

photographic techniques

photography and photographic processes and techniques

picture-taking techniques

picture-taking techniques by location or context

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.15/2012_2_15.JPG

Soldier and Woman Seated on Table, Striped Background

Mike Disfarmer

A man in uniform, with his left arm around a woman's shoulders. Both are sitting together on a table in front of a striped wall.

American, 1884 - 1959

circa 1940

2012/2.15

vintage gelatin silver contact print on paper

rank 1.21521

components and systems

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by general context

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sets (groups)

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Buddha, seated in the ardha padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra (Chieng Sen style)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

The Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. In Southeast Asian contexts, this hand gesture is often referred to as Maravijaya mudra, or "victory over Mara." The Buddha’s elongated earlobes refer to his early life as a prince, when he wore heavy earrings. Texts that describe how a Buddha’s face should look often use comparisons to natural forms such as eyes like lotus petals, eyebrows like an archer’s bow, and a chin like a mango stone. The artist who created this sculpture clearly followed similar instructions.

16th century

1500-1599

1993/2.48

bronze

rank 1.21520

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

devotional images

figures (representations)

motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

physical activities

physical activities by general context

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by subject type

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Untitled

Stephen Lathrop

Splashes of waves in the ocean with accents of pink, purple and orange skies.

2nd half of 20th century

2013/1.253

digital print on paper

rank 1.21514

associated concepts

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

landscapes (environments)

marine bodies

natural landscapes

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

settlements and landscapes

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.41.2a/2006_2.41.2A.JPG

"Longevity" Spirit Money, from Taiwan (2 prints)

Artist Unknown Taiwan

Print with floral design framing an inner square that contains six characters in the top and lower right, center, and left corners and a large character in the middle (“longevity”) with an image of two coins suspended from the wings of a stylized bat in the lower center.

20th century

20th century

2006/2.41.2A

red ink on paper

rank 1.21514

animals and creatures

associated concepts

biological concepts

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

exchange media

image-making equipment

image-making processes and techniques

mammals

objects we use

people and culture

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing and printmaking equipment

printing surfaces

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

tools and equipment

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"Longevity" spirit money from Taiwan

Artist Unknown Taiwan

Print with floral design framing an inner square that contains six characters in the top and lower right, center, and left corners and a large character in the middle (“longevity”) with an image of two coins suspended from the wings of a stylized bat in the lower center. Swath of oranga paint and imitation gold foil in the middle.

20th century

20th century

2008/1.171

orange paint, imitation gold foil, and red ink on paper

rank 1.21514

animals and creatures

associated concepts

biological concepts

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

exchange media

image-making equipment

image-making processes and techniques

mammals

objects we use

people and culture

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing and printmaking equipment

printing surfaces

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

tools and equipment

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.502/2009_1_502.JPG

Sketch of a Piazza

Francesco Guardi

This sketchy, ink drawing on paper has four abstracted, standing figures on left half. On both sides of the drawing there are buildings; in the center there is a small, square building.

(1712 - 1793)

1735-1793

2009/1.502

ink on paper

rank 1.21497

scale

buildings and the land

descriptors

drawing and drawing techniques

image-making processes and techniques

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by form

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

squares (open spaces)

Red kimono with stenciled dot pattern and woven brocade patches

Artist Unknown, Japan

White silk with stenciled (katazone) hitta kanoko design in red, and woven brocade patches using paper strips coated in black and red lacquer and silver (ginran). Upper half of lining is red plain weave silk (momi); lower half is lime green silk damask (rinsu), woven in T-diaper pattern (suyagata).

mid-20th century

1930s-1940s

2005/1.375

white silk with red stencil design and brocade patches

rank 1.21354

patterning

costume

costume by form

descriptors

main garments

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

textile construction processes and techniques

textile processes and techniques

textile weaving processes and techniques

textile weaving techniques

weft patterning

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Scholar in a Thatched Hut

Feng Chaoran (Feng Chao-an)

A scholar sits under a thatched hut in the mountains. He strokes his long beard as a kettle warms. The colophon indicated that the scholar the the famous Song dynasty recluse Lin Bu. In his thatch hut in the Solitary Mountain, he is composing a poem in light smoke from the faint fireplace.

1882-1954

20th century

1909

2006/1.118

ink and color on paper

rank 1.21354

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

dwellings

houses

houses by form

materials

materials by function

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by degree of qualification

residential structures

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

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Gong of the Ogboni Secret Society

African, Nigeria, Ogboni

Brass bell or gong in the form of a human head. A loop on the top would have served as a handhold or place to tie the instrument. The opening of the the instrument is squared and flat in order to rest upright.

2005/1.242

bronze

rank 1.21342

visual arts

african

african styles by region

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

ceremonies

concepts in the arts

cultural ceremonies

descriptors

events

forms of expression

object genres

object genres by function

objects

people and culture

rites of passage

southern nigerian styles

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

west african styles

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Team Work Wins! Your Work Here Makes Their Work Over There Possible - With Your Help They Are Invincible...

Roy Still

Text: Team Work Wins! Your Work Here Makes Their Work Over There Possible - With Your Help They Are Invincible - Without It They Are Helpless - Whatever You Make, Machine Gun or Harness, Cartridges or Helmet, They Are Waiting For It. Issued By Authority Ordnance Department, U.S. Army

20th century

circa 1917

1954/2.35.93

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.21337

architecture

armed conflicts

army

artistic concepts

associated concepts

atmospheric effects

concepts in the arts

concepts relating to the creative process

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

events

how we live

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

military

modern and contemporary art

objects

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

soldiers

text-based art

the natural world

war

world wars

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.108/1998_1.108.JPG

Prestige Axe

Artist Unknown, African, Angola, Chokwe

20th century

20th century

1998/1.108

metal blade with wood handle

rank 1.21270

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

chokwe-lunda

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

western democratic republic of congo styles

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.347/1987_1.347.JPG

Pipe

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon

20th century

1900-1987

1987/1.347

bronze, wood and cloth

rank 1.21270

smoking and tobacco use

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

tools and equipment

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.432/2008_2_432.JPG

Mother and Child

Maurice Denis

Lower right corner is torn. Previous owner/dealer sticket remnat on verso. Paper size: h 35 7/10cm x tw 27 7/10cm & bw 27 4/5cm. Image size: h 34 3/5cm x w 25cm.

1870-1943

1900

2008/2.432

color lithograph on beige wove paper

rank 1.21270

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

lithography

objects we use

parents

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

people by family relationship

planographic printing processes

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

youth

Full Record: x-1979-sl-2.86/1979_2.86.JPG

Ebisu (God of Prosperity)

Artist Unknown, Japan

This woodwork depicts Ebisu, the god of prosperity and especially associated with fishermen. Here he carries a large sea bream or red snapper symbolizing good fortune.

19th century

19th century

1979/2.86

wood

rank 1.21270

art genres

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

genres in the arts

literary, oral and motion picture genres

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

sculpture

sculpture by material

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2013-sl-1.290/2013_1.290.JPG

Kunstruction Series #2

Michael Pavlik

A large abstract glass sculpture with a circle broken into two equal pieces and two triangles. The triangles are transparent and the circle pieces are frosted.

b. 1941

1989

2013/1.290

cast glass, cut, acid-etched, ground, bonded

rank 1.21270

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

glass

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1969-sl-2.160/1969_2.160.JPG

Funerary jar with "peacock feather" pattern

Artist Unknown, China

Earthenware jar with sancai (three-color) glaze in amber, green and cream with blue in a peacock-feather pattern

8th century

700-749

1969/2.160

earthenware with sancai (three-color) glaze

rank 1.21190

art genres

artistic concepts

asian

associated concepts

chinese ceramics styles

chinese styles

chinese styles and periods

concepts in the arts

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-1954-sl-2.35.148/1954_2.35.148.JPG

Think What You Can Afford to Give - Then Double It - Red Cross War Fund

Artist Unknown

Text: Think what you can afford to give - then double it - A life may depend on it - you you dare do less? - All of the Red Cross War Fund goes to War Relief

Early 20th century

circa 1917

1954/2.35.148

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.21180

armed conflicts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

crosses

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

events

how we live

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information form components

information forms

layout features

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people and culture

text-based art

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

war

wars

world wars

Pedestal Card Table

Anonymous American

19th century

circa 1830-1850

1967/2.36

mahogany

rank 1.21165

base form

descriptors

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture by form or function

locality

modern and contemporary art

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

support furniture

tables (support furniture)

tables by form

tables by function

wood

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.62/2001_2.62.JPG

Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Zambia, Lozi

2001/2.62

wood with metal

rank 1.21155

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

upper zambezi river region styles

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.313.1/2010_1.313.1A.JPG

Kimono

Artist Unknown, Japan

Japanese kimono made with light pink color silk. It has silver sewings with pattern of flowers on it.

2010/1.313.1

silk

rank 1.21155

asian

costume

costume by form

descriptors

east asian

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

main garments

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

textile materials

textile materials by composition or origin

Full Record: x-1965-sl-2.72/1965_2.72.JPG

Verzweiflung (Despair)

Emil Nolde

Print featuring a image of a small boy and a bearded man standing at right near a body of water on left. Small bush at left and trees in the distance.

1867-1956

20th century

1906

1965/2.72

woodcut on paper

rank 1.21155

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1973-sl-1.719/1973_1_719.JPG

Yungdron Dorje Pal (1284–1365) subduing a wrathful demon while attended by a meditation deity, Mahakala and other monks.

Workshop Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A portable painting done in ink and gouache on loose-weave, primed cotton, surround by two strips of fabric. This painting has suffered greatly from water damage, running the pigments together.

18th-20th century

1700-1750

1973/1.719

ink and gouache on cotton

rank 1.21151

asian

associated concepts

buddhism

conditions and effects

descriptors

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people by state or condition

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious (people)

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1969-sl-1.83/1969_1.83.JPG

Large serving plate with design of lion romping among peonies

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

late 19th century

1969/1.83

Porcelain with blue and black underglaze painting

rank 1.21127

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

dishes

landscapes (environments)

mammals

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

plants

settlements and landscapes

shrubs

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

vessels for serving and consuming food

woody plants

Hearing the Sound of a Distant Bell

Chang Ku-nien

Ink and wash depicts the tranquility. Temples rest in the middle of the remote mountains. Hearing the bell resonnating in the valley, a monk is returning.

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

20th century

1973

2006/1.122

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.21114

hollow-bodied

bells and sets of bells

chordophones

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

directly struck idiophones

materials

materials by function

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

percussion idiophones

scroll paintings

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

struck idiophones

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.38/2012_2_38.JPG

Mountain Grain

Ilse Bing

A rocky mountain outcrop with tall grains and grasses growing.

American, born Germany, 1899/1900-1998

1939

2012/2.38

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.21072

buildings and the land

descriptors

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.198/2013_2.198.JPG

San Francisco, CA

Chuck Bowman

A man holding a camera, wearing khakis, one leg up against a graffiti covered wall.

20th century

2013/2.198

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.21020

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

enclosing structural elements

image-making processes and techniques

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

walls and wall components

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Apron

Artist Unknown, African, Cameroon

n.d.

1983/2.189

cloth, beads and cowrie shells

rank 1.21011

africa (continent)

beadwork

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume by form

costume by function

descriptors

geographic and political locations

main garments

main garments for the lower body

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

protective wear

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

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Andrew Goodman

Ben Shahn

A portrait of Andrew Goodman. His face is oval-shaped and expression slightly worried. His hair looks swept to the side via a series of long brush strokes. Above his portrait is his name written in orange-brown ink.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.107

serigraph on paper

rank 1.21011

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social science concepts

sociological concepts

visual works

visual works by subject type

writing (processes)

Nociceptor-Heart Sutra

Susan Crowell

Abstract sculpture in white with red on three ends, with a pattern of small raised bumps covering the entirity of the piece and creating a rough texture. The sculpture is formed with two ball shaped figures on top and two long curves on bottom.

b. 1947

2009

2009/2.104

white stoneware, industrial ceramic pigment

rank 1.20995

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

object genres

object genres by material

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Seated Nude

Aristide Maillol

This is a 21cm tall bronze sculpture of a nude female figure seated on a stump-like form with her legs extending out in front of her and crossed at the ankles. She leans the weight of her body on her left arm, as her left hand grasps the edge of the stump. Her right arm is bent and raised, with the back of her hand resting against the left side of her head. She is gazing downward and her arm seems to be shielding her face. Her hair is pulled back and gathered in a knot. The patina is dark brown and the metal surface has a uneven appearance.

1861 - 1944

20th century

circa 1881-1944

1985/1.127

patina on bronze

rank 1.20971

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

figures

figures (representations)

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

modern and contemporary art

nonferrous metal

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

visual works

visual works by subject type

Shibori kimono with overall indigo dot pattern against mottled ground

Artist Unknown, Japan

White silk with bokashi mottled dye; then overall hitta miura shibori design. Lining is white silk with blue bokashi dye at hem and sleeves.

20th century

1970-1979

2005/1.362

white silk with mottled aqua dye ground and overall tie-dye design

rank 1.20965

animal material

costume

costume by form

descriptors

fibroinous material

main garments

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

resist dyeing

textile dyeing processes and techniques

textile finishing processes and techniques

textile processes and techniques

Black shibori kimono with overall design with overall design of small dots (hitta kanoko shibori)

Artist Unknown, Japan

White silk with tie-dye pattern in dark indigo. Lining is plain weave white silk above; plain weave gray silk below.

20th century

1950s-1970s

2005/1.363

white silk with indigo tie-dye design

rank 1.20965

animal material

costume

costume by form

descriptors

fibroinous material

main garments

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

resist dyeing

textile dyeing processes and techniques

textile finishing processes and techniques

textile processes and techniques

Formal celadon-colored kimono with shibori pattern of waves at hem

Artist Unknown, Japan

Gray-green silk with tie-dye design in hitta kanoko technique. The bottom is decorated with a shibori wave pattern. Lining is plain weave white silk above; white at top, gray at bottom and sleeve ends.

20th century

1960-1979

2005/1.372

white silk with celadon tie-dye design

rank 1.20965

animal material

costume

costume by form

descriptors

fibroinous material

main garments

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

resist dyeing

textile dyeing processes and techniques

textile finishing processes and techniques

textile processes and techniques

Gray kimono with overall shibori indigo dot pattern and random dark blue lines

Artist Unknown, Japan

Gray silk with indigo tie-dye hitta mura pattern cut across with diagonal wavy lines of dark blue. Lining is plain-weave white silk with blue bokashi at sleeve ends and hem.

20th century

circa 1975-1985

2005/1.373

gray silk with indigo tie dye design

rank 1.20965

animal material

costume

costume by form

descriptors

fibroinous material

main garments

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

resist dyeing

textile dyeing processes and techniques

textile finishing processes and techniques

textile processes and techniques

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Minisculpture 1

Nicolas Schöffer

Two chrome polished steel panels with die-cut forms mounted together, forming a minisculpture on a round base with an electric motor.

Hungary, 1912-1992

1969

2013/1.287

chrome, electric motor

rank 1.20931

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Buddha, standing on a table-like pedestal, with a flame mandorla

Artist Unknown, China

4th century

4th century

1964/1.92

cast and incised bronze

rank 1.20876

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

motifs

natural element motifs

object genres

object genres by form

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

Chest (in three pieces)

Artist Unknown, Korea

A chest in three pieces, all stacked on top of on another. The two chest pieces feature small center doors with decorative iron fittings around the handles and the hinges. Decorative iron fittings are added at each wood inlay location.

1875-1925

2009/2.25A-C

wood and iron fittings

rank 1.20876

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

plant material

the human body

torsos

wood and wood products