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Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.186.1/2011_2_186_1.JPG

Spiders Don't Work on Weekends 5#

John T. Scott

An abstract painting of a brightly colored grid pattern.

1940-2007

20th century

1977

2011/2.186.1

gouache on paper

rank 1.18685

descriptors

design elements

european

european styles and periods

geometric patterns

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.40/2002_2.40VW1.JPG

Netsuke of dog and temple bell on a mat

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

2002/2.40

ivory

rank 1.18666

hollow-bodied

animals and creatures

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

bells and sets of bells

chordophones

descriptors

directly struck idiophones

form attributes

mammals

objects we use

percussion idiophones

sculpture by function

size (extent)

size by specific type

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

struck idiophones

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.305/1980_2.305.JPG

Markendeya purana series: Vishnu reclining on a serpent (Anantashayana), with other deities in attendance

Artist Unknown, India, Northern Andhra Pradesh

The four-armed Vishnu is shown lying on the serpent Ananta (“the endless one”), resting on the surface of the cosmic ocean. As his female consort gently strokes his leg, Vishnu awakens from a long sleep. From his navel sprouts a lotus, bearing the four-headed creator god, Brahma, who will begin a new cycle of the universe.

18th century

late 18th century

1980/2.305

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on cloth

rank 1.18611

animals

animals and creatures

descriptors

geography

hindu

image-making processes and techniques

information artifacts

information artifacts by physical form

information forms

named gods and goddesses

objects we use

painting and painting techniques

painting techniques

painting techniques by medium

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religion

religions

reptiles

reptiles and amphibians

subject matter

the natural world

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.69/2012_2_69.JPG

Soviet Soldier Firing Captured German Panzerfaust at Night

Dmitri Baltermants

A Soviet soldier fires a German Panzerfaust firearm at night with a companion.

Russian, 1912-1990

late 1942; printed 2003

2012/2.69

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.18592

asia (continent)

descriptors

geographic and political locations

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

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

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

russia (nation)

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.40/1972_2.40.JPG

Bodhisattva Tara (Tibetan, Jetsun Dolma)

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A suberply cast hollow bronze figure of Tara, a Buddhist goddess, shown leated in the lalitasana pose ("royal ease," with one knee bent and the other relaxed), her right hand extended to her right knee in vara mudra (the gesture of charity), and her left hand in vitarka mudra (the gesture of teaching, with the thumb and third finger brought together). She wears a dhoti and jewelry, including an elaborate tiara and enormous lotus-petal design ear plugs. Her face has a broad, open forehead, with wide, slightly arching brows; her eyes are downcast with "s"-shaped upper lids; her nose is straight and long, and her mouth, in a curved Cupid's bow shape, is small but full. Her torso leans slightly to her left, which is balanced by the right tilt of her head. She sits on a double lotus dais with beaded upper and lower rims. The image and the base were case in one piece in the lost-wax method. There are traces of red paint for her mouth and blue paint for her hair.

18th century

18th century

1972/2.40

gilt bronze with inlaid semi-precious stones and traces of polychrome

rank 1.18581

asian

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

form attributes

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.64a-amp-amp-sem-b/2006_2.64AB.JPG

Unidentified Buddhist Goddess with eight arms and three heads, with base

Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal

A miniature figure of a tantric goddess, very finely cast by the cire perdue (lost wax) method. The goddess is shown seated in lalitasana pose ("royal ease," one knee bent and the other relaxes) on a lotus dais, which is separately cast. She has 8 arms which are in variants of vitarka mudra (the gesture of teaching). She has three heads, with the two lateral heads seen here as partial profiles; each wears the five-petal tiara of Tibetan Buddhist ritual. Her skirt is unusual, looking to be made of leaves, instead of the usual dhoti. Her hair is painted blue and her lips red.

2006/2.64A&B

copper? with blue paint for hair and red for lips

rank 1.18581

asian

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

form attributes

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.18/1964_2.18.JPG

A Votive plaque depicting the Buddha Amitâbha (Chinese, Amitofou) preaching in his Western Paradise

Artist Unknown, China

A small, thin, molded clay plaque with a bas-relief scene..

7th-9th century

618-907

1964/2.18

terracotta, molded

rank 1.18553

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

figures (representations)

form attributes

motifs

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.91/1964_2.91.JPG

Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, with left hand in abhaya mudra

Artist Unknown, China

Small gilt bronze seated Buddha in style of China’s cosmopolitan Tang Dynasty. It has a full figure, artfully draped robes, and a plump, rounded face with arched eyebrows. Hand is raised in abhaya mudra.

8th century

700-799

1964/2.91

gilt bronze

rank 1.18553

asia (continent)

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

figures (representations)

form attributes

geographic and political locations

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.16/1983_1.371.16.JPG

Laeliocattleya Jacquinetta, from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Single pink, flowering orchid with leaf on solid green background. Ink on paper, print.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.16

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.18553

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

flowers (plants)

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

plants

prints

prints by process or technique

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woody plants

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.28/2002_2.28.JPG

Netsuke of Sambasô dancer with moveable tongue

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

2002/2.28

wood, with ivory face and feet

rank 1.18553

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

form attributes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the performing arts

performing artists

sculpture by function

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.432a-amp-amp-sem-b/1983_1.432A_B.JPG

Covered box with a knob and alternating panels of vegetal scrolls and lattices

Artist Unknown, Thailand, Sawankhalok ware

Small-size covered box, the lotus bud handle and surrounding medallion in brown, the body and lid with alternating panels of vegetal scrolls and lattices. Each panel is separated by a raised line. The foot is painted brown. Clear glaze.

15th century

circa 15th centrury

1983/1.432A&B

stoneware with underglaze iron decoration and clear glaze

rank 1.18553

asian

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

motifs

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

scrolls (motifs)

southeast asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

thai

thai pottery styles

Full Record: x-1895.12/1895.12.JPG

Bust of George Washington (1732-1799), after Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)

Randolph Rogers

This is a white marble sculpture that depicts the upper torso of a man. There is drapery wrapped loosely around his figure. He is shown staring into the viewer's space and his facial expression is calm and reserved. This sculpture is carved in a realistic manner and rests on a columnar pedestal.

1825 - 1892

19th century

1868

1895.12

marble

rank 1.18482

administrators

costume

costume by form

descriptors

executives

figures

figures (representations)

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

outerwear

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by occupation

people in government and administration

rock

rock by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

wearing blankets

wearing blankets by form

Full Record: x-2004-sl-2.3/2004_2.3.JPG

After Manet, from May Days Long Forgotten

Carrie Mae Weems

Black and white photograph in circular format depicting four young African American girls wearing floral dresses lounging on a blanket in the grass.

b. 1953

21st century

2002

2004/2.3

chromogenic color print on paper

rank 1.18482

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

historical, theoretical and critical concepts

materials

materials by origin

modern american styles and periods

modern north american styles and movements

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

plant material

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the americas

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.75/1961_2.75.JPG

Buddha or Maitreya, seated in cross-legged pose, on dias with incised incense burner and figures of two donors

Artist Unknown, China

Late 6th century

late 6th century

1961/2.75

gilt bronze

rank 1.18428

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

form attributes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.182/2013_2.182.JPG

Minor White, Arlington, MA

David Vestal

A man with white hair and glasses sorting through a pile of papers on a desk.

b. 1924

April 1970; printed 1998

2013/2.182

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.18428

artists

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the visual arts

people in the visual arts and related occupations

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.192/2013_2.192.JPG

Portait of Ansel Adams, Yosemite

Bill Wright

Ansel Adams seated in a chair, graphic curtains behind. His hand is to his head and he is wearing glasses.

1981

2013/2.192

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.18428

artists

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the visual arts

people in the visual arts and related occupations

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.104.2/2006_1.104.2.JPG

Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 2)

Chang Ku-nien

A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.

Inscription: “sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).”

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

20th century

1967

2006/1.104.2

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 1.18423

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buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by function

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

transportation spaces

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1973-sl-1.766/1973_1.766.JPG

La Plaine de Harlem (after a painting by Philip Koninck)

Gustave Greux

1838-1919

19th century

1877?

1973/1.766

etching and drypoint on paper

rank 1.18423

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associated concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

ornament areas

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

plants

scientific concepts

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

woody plants

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.477/2009_1_477.JPG

Boys Head

Isabel Bishop

This brown ink sketch is of a boy gazing to his right with his mouth and eyes slightly open. He wears a pointed hat that covers his forehead.

1902-1988

20th century

1934

2009/1.477

ink

rank 1.18379

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

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

Pieced quilt in variable star pattern with saw-tooth border

Anonymous American

19th century

1840s

1982/2.59

cotton

rank 1.18356

bed coverings

bedcovers

coverings and hangings

coverings and hangings by location or context

coverings and hangings by specific type

coverings and hangings for furniture

coverings and hangings for sleeping and reclining furnitur

descriptors

design elements

fiber

fiber and fiber products

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

motifs

natural element motifs

natural fiber

objects we use

ornament areas

plant fiber

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.82/1959_2.82.JPG

Old Man and The Green Mountain (Ch'ing-shan lao-fu)

Shitao (Shih-t'ao)

An ink painting of a mountainscape with hills and abstract paths. Trees are depicted in darker shades, though most do not hold any detail. The image is in the lower half of the hanging scroll, and the upper half is covered with text. The image is entirely grey-scale.

1642-1707

17th century

circa 1671-1707

1959/2.82

ink on paper

rank 1.18319

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buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.158/1980_2.158.JPG

Ivory snuff spatula

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1850-1925

1980/2.158

ivory and teakwood

rank 1.18303

bone

bone by form

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

dentin

descriptors

equipment

equipment by general type

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

tools

tools and equipment

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.261/2008_2_261.JPG

From Line to Point to No Point

Richard Tuttle

Pencil drawing of one continuous line tracing the movement of the artist’s hand. Image is centered and small relative to the sheet. Starts with a diagonal line drawn right to left, and down at an angle.

Born 1941

20th century

1973

2008/2.261

graphite on paper

rank 1.18303

descriptors

drawings

drawings by technique

image-making processes and techniques

international post-1945 styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1967-sl-2.15/1967_2.15.JPG

Bowl, oblong with two handles

Anonymous American

19th century

1830-1880

1967/2.15

birch and walnut

rank 1.18232

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

vessels

woodworking and woodworking processes and techniques

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.111/2006_1_111.JPG

Cross-Island Highway Based on Sketches

Chang Ku-nien

Painted and inscribed on the occasion of Veterans’ Day. The artist depicts a view of the narrow, winding roadway cutting through a magnificent rocky mountain.

In his inscription, Chang claims to use methods of Song masters that were adopted in painting the scene. A small detail on the lower right of the painting represents a couple of tiny figures standing aside the road. One figure is depicted as making life-sketches of the scene.

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

20th century

1980

2006/1.111

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.18172

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buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-1.160/1977_1.160.JPG

Golden Section Painting #6

Dorothea Rockburne

folded kraft paper marked with blue pencil affixed to linen

b. 1932

20th century

1975

1977/1.160

kraft paper and blue pencil on linen

rank 1.18157

visual arts

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

forms of expression

genres

image-making processes and techniques

international post-1945 styles and movements

modern and contemporary art

paperworking techniques

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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

Magpies and Hibiscus

Yamamoto Baiitsu

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

1783-1856

early to mid-19th century

1831

1986/1.165

Hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 1.18118

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

descriptors

grass (plant material)

herbaceous plants

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

plant material

plants

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woody plants

Full Record: x-1999-sl-2.14/1999_2.14.JPG

Celestial Musician (Japanese, Hiten; Sanskrit, Apsara)

Artist Unknown, Japan

The figure is kneeling musician on lotus seat, made of separately carved petals. Below the seat, there is a base, which consists of two lotus-shaped half-sphere, connected up-side-down. The head has two buns, elongated ears, simplified facial parts; the figure wears a pink robe with wide sleeves, holding a sort of instrument with hands.

7th century

circa 670-700

1999/2.14

polychromed camphor wood on lacquered wood base

rank 1.18113

arts

arts and related disciplines

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

disciplines

humanities

motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people by state or condition

people in the arts

people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the performing arts

performing arts

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.162/2002_2.162A_C.JPG

Binary Teapot

Hugh McKay

two hollow spheres with caps joined at center, with a hollow "spout" and "handle" joined by an overarching piece of wood with bark

(active Long Beach, California, 1951 - )

late 20th century

1998

2002/2.162

maple

rank 1.18113

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

vessels for serving and consuming food

vessels for serving drinks

wood and wood products

Full Record: x-1997-sl-2.37/1997_2.37.JPG

Scene from the Life of the Buddha: Conception (architectural fragment)

Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

A curved stone, originally a facing on the drum of a small stupa, carved with a narrative scene.

2nd-3rd century

2nd century - 3rd century

1997/2.37

stone

rank 1.18097

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

events

mammals

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people and culture

personal life events

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious structures

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.109/1978_2.109.JPG

Six-armed Bodhisattva Mañjusri, standing, with two celestial attendants

Artist Unknown, India

Mañjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, standing with two celestial attendants. This representation of Manjushri includes six arms, one of which holds a sword, while a narrow book (modeled after books made from palm leaves) lays across his upper hand. Manjushri is wearing an ornamented crown and necklace, and is encircled by a halo of flames.

17th-18th century

17th century

1978/2.109

bronze

rank 1.18097

asian

associated concepts

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

edged weapons

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.96/2012_2_96.JPG

Iceberg #11, Disko Bay, Greenland, 1988

Lynn Davis

Two icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland composed of two portions of an iceberg on either side with rather still water in the foreground. The ice on the left is a shape reminicent of a wave while the iceberg on the right, behind the first, is tall and looming, almost invisible in the fog.

American, born 1944

1988; printed 1988-1989

2012/2.96

selenium-toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.18031

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by state

buildings and the land

descriptors

geographic and political locations

image-making processes and techniques

inorganic material

lancaster (county)

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

north and central america (continent)

pennsylvania (state)

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

united states (nation)

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.39/2012_2_39.JPG

Trees in Fall - France

Ilse Bing

A tree-lined field with trees losing their leaves scattered throughout.

American, born Germany, 1899/1900-1998

1935

2012/2.39

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.18010

associated concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

ornament areas

people and culture

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

physical sciences concepts

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

seasons

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.26/2012_2_26.JPG

Happy Couple

Mike Disfarmer

A seated couple seen from the waist up. He wears a short sleeve collared shirt and leans to his left, towards the woman. His left arm is around her back. She is to the viewer's right and wears a short sleeve button up shirt. Her arms are bent at the elbows and held in front of her.

American, 1884 - 1959

circa 1940

2012/2.26

vintage gelatin silver contact print on paper

rank 1.17975

components and systems

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by general context

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sets (groups)

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Vachere au Bord de l'Eau

Camille Pissarro

A woman sits at the left on a grassy bank looking at a group of cows standing in water. Behind are trees and a hill rising up in the distance.

Possible watermark at center left (of verso); image shows a fleur de lis over a triangle. Paper size: lh 26 2/5cm & rh 26 1/2cm x w 19 1/2cm. Plate size: lh 19 7/10cm & rh 19 9/10cm x w 13 2/5cm. Image size: lh 19 1/10cm & rh 19cm x tw 12 2/5cm & bw 12 1/2cm.

1830-1903

2008/2.401

etching and drypoint printed in brown/black ink on light blue laid paper

rank 1.17958

transfer method

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio prints

mammals

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

printing

printing and printing processes and techniques

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Rubbing of Journey of the Soul to the Paradise of the Queen Mother of the West (2000/2.1) - Front

Bo Yang

Rubbing of limestone slab carved bas-relief with six registers. The lower register depicts a chariot procession above fish-inhabited waters. The central three registers depict figures carrying out funerary rites. The top register shows a winged creature with a human face flanked by two writhing dragons and other animals, including two rabbits and a nine-tailed fox.

b. 1961

21st century

2008

2008/1.154.1

ink on paper

rank 1.17913

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

inorganic material

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

legendary creatures

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

paintings

paintings by location or context

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

transportation vehicles

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Wulai Falls Based on Sketches

Chang Ku-nien

The Wulai Waterfalls are shown in a “Y” shape configuration, and painted in simple light ink washes. On a hill-path on the center right several tourists are represented as riding some kind of rickshaw.

1906-1987

20th century

1981

2006/1.121

hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 1.17884

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

components of bodies of water

descriptors

information artifacts

information artifacts by physical form

information forms

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Raku Style Gray Tea Bowl

Sen Sôshu X

Deep, thick-walled gray teabowl with intentionally unever lip and body texture that brings out a range of gray tones in the glaze.

1913 - 1999

Mid-20th century

circa 1960

1963/2.71

earthenware with nezumi-iro (mouse-gray) glaze

rank 1.17854

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

drinking vessels

food

materials

materials by function

objects

objects we use

vessels for serving and consuming food

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Panel of Bizarre Silk

Artist Unknown, France

This brilliant coral-colored silk features an elaborate brocaded pattern consisting of exuberant sprays of flowers in yellow, blue, white, and gold thread joined to bunches of fruit and other ornament woven with silver thread. The ground is enlivened by a damask pattern of more schematic vegetal and geometric ornament that echoes these dominant motifs.

18th century

circa 1700-1715

1972/2.237

silk, silver and gold threads

rank 1.17834

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

textile materials

textile materials by composition or origin

textile materials by process or technique

textile materials by weaving technique

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I-Hising Teapot with Lid (Yixing)

Artist Unknown, China

Stoneware teapot with round handle, smooth body, lid, and short spout. The lid contains two ridges and a small rounded knob at top center. Below the lid on the body is also a concentric ridge.

18th century

18th century

2010/1.206

stoneware

rank 1.17825

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

vessels for serving and consuming food

vessels for serving drinks

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Kharanah Castle, Qasr-Al Kharahah, Jordan (Palace #15)

Lynn Davis

The outer walls of Karanah Castle in Jordan. The desert ground makes up the entire foreground with the horizon line almost reaching the half-point of the photograph. Just below the horizon is the base of the structure. The castle itself is a rectangular brick wall with three rounded pillars built into it, two at the corners and one in the center. The sky above it is clear and cloudless.

American, born 1944

1995-1996

2012/2.98

selenium-toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.17795

buildings and the land

descriptors

fortifications

geographic and political locations

image-making processes and techniques

israel (nation)

landscapes (environments)

middle east (general region)

natural landscapes

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Yoshida, Toyokawa Bridge

Andô Hiroshige

Several workers are building a castle by the waterscape. Across the water is a bridge that leads to a village in the distance.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.129

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.17783

transfer method

buildings and the land

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

transportation structures

transportation structures by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

2001/2.44

wood with beads

rank 1.17774

african

african styles by region

beads and sets of beads

beadwork

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

object genres

object genres by form

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

southern nigerian styles

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

west african styles

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Jeannette Wearing a Bonnet

Mary Cassatt

1845-1926

2008/2.423

drypoint on cream laid paper

rank 1.17774

accessories worn on the head

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

engraving (printing process)

hats

headgear

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

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Relax

Buky Schwartz

A vertical line of pills from the top of the canvas to the bottom. Stamped with information on the lower right indicating date, title, type of pills and signature.

b. 1932

1971-1972

2012/1.222

pills and paint on canvas

rank 1.17774

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

health sciences

image-making processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

science

science and related disciplines

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Kubera, god of wealth, seated in lalitasana on double lotus dais

Nepal

10th century

10th century

2000/2.156

bronze

rank 1.17760

asian

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

motifs

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Formal gray crested kimono with shibori and embroidered shifuku (tea caddy pouch) designs

Artist Unknown, Japan

Gray silk damask woven in an arare pattern, with partial hon hitta shibori designs and shifuku (tea caddy pouch) design embroidered with silk and metallic thread

20th century

circa 1970-1979

2005/1.374

gray twill silk with shibori and embroidery with silk and metallic thread

rank 1.17755

containers

containers by function or context

containers for storing or transporting food

costume

costume by form

culinary containers

descriptors

main garments

needleworking

needleworking and needleworking techniques

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

textile working processes and techniques

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Berlin is Taken, May 1945

Dmitri Baltermants

Taken Berlin. In the foreground is a cannon while in the back hollowed-out buildings burn.

Russian, 1912-1990

2003

2012/2.80

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.17688

descriptors

europe (continent)

firearms

geographic and political locations

germany (nation)

objects we use

photographic prints

photographic prints by process

photographs

photographs by form

physicochemical processes

positives

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with explosive propellant

small arms

small arms by form

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Plate with white plum blossom design

Arakawa Toyozô

It is a round, stoneware plate. Clay is red covered with mottled grayish glaze and painted with underglaze iron and white slip. Imperfection of clay was resulted in occasional bumps on surface. Six spur marks are visible on the bottom. Slab is roughly cut (deliberately); the plate is in slightly convex shape. Artist’s seal with underglaze iron appears on the bottom.

1894 - 1985

20th century

circa 1960

1963/2.64

Stoneware with iron and white slip painting

rank 1.17597

buildings and the land

ceramics

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

deciduous trees

descriptors

dishes

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

plants

settlements and landscapes

trees

trees by leaf life

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

vessels for serving and consuming food

woody plants

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Buddha, standing, in vitarka mudra

Artist Unknown, China

A small, solid gilt bronze image of the Budddha, shown standing in a slighly swayback pose with both right and left hands in vitarka mudra, the gesture ot teaching. His robe is draped over both shoulders and falls in large, symmentrical V-shaped folds in shallow relief over his torso. His head is small, with the canonical snail-shell curls suggested by tiny knobs of bronze. He has full cheeks, a well-defined mouth, and incised slits for his eyes. There are two incised rings at his neck (instead of the canonical three). He stands on a pedestal of upward, double-petal lotus petals, raised on a hollow base. Some turquoise patina is visible on tthe base and head.

7th century

7th century

1964/2.97

gilt bronze

rank 1.17597

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

educating

educational functions

figures (representations)

form attributes

functions

functions (activities)

functions by specific context

motifs

objects we use

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type