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Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.149/1983_1.149.JPG

Throwing knife

African, Congo (Zaire), Zande

20th century

circa 1925

1983/1.149

engraved and hand-forged iron and fiber

rank 1.14591

descriptors

edged weapons

fiber and fiber products

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

knives

materials

materials by composition

materials by form

materials by physical form

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

objects we use

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Food Will Win the War - You cam here seeking Freedom - You must now help to preserve it - Wheat is needed for the allies - Waste nothing

Charles Edward Chambers

Text: Food Will Win the War - You cam here seeking Freedom - You must now help to preserve it - Wheat is needed for the allies - Waste nothing - United States Food Administration

1883-1941

20th century

1917-1918

1954/2.35.17

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.14588

americas

armed conflicts

associated concepts

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

events

figures

geography

how we live

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

locality

materials

materials by function

modern and contemporary art

new york

north & central america

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

ships

text-based art

united states

war

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

world wars

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Leaf from a Book of Hours

Artist Unknown, France

This manuscript page contains a column of Latin text surrounded by generous margins. A pair of slender flowers with small green leaves run the length of the text along the left margin. Three decorated initials appear on the left edge of the text block. Each initial is painted gold on a pink and blue ground with white scrollwork and enclosed within a frame. Two rectangular line-fillers, colored pink and blue with white scrollwork, appear in the right half of the text column.

15th century

1400-1425

1993/2.9

ink, tempera and gold on parchment

rank 1.14587

layout features

associated concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

document genres

document genres by conditions of production

document genres by function

images and ornament

information form components

information forms

layout features

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious texts

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Male Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

circa 1925-1940

1986/2.122

carved wood, glass beads, blue pigment

rank 1.14560

african

african styles by region

beads and sets of beads

beadwork

descriptors

figures

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

southern nigerian styles

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by subject type

west african styles

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Madonna by the Wall

Albrecht Dürer

A young woman, dressed in long robes with her veil drawn over her head, sits next to a wall holding an infant in her lap. She is turned slightly to her right and gazes sweetly upon the child who twists to face the viewer and holds an apple in his left hand. A stream meanders through the landscape of trees and city walls behind them.

Nüremberg, 1471-1528

16th century

1514

1958/1.95

engraving on laid paper

rank 1.14534

associated concepts

bavaria (state)

descriptors

europe (continent)

food

fruit

geographic and political locations

germany (nation)

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

materials

materials by function

mittelfranken (national district)

objects we use

parents

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions

religions and religious concepts

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Waterfall

Ilse Bing

Top of a waterfall into a sparsely-settled mountain valley.

American, born Germany, 1899/1900-1998

1938

2012/2.33

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.14524

downward

upward

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

buildings and the land

components of bodies of water

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Last Supper, from "You and What Army"

Anthony Goicolea

Large color photograph depicting a grouping of eight boys in a triangular horizontal arrangement parallel to the picture plane wearing navy blue hooded coats. Figures are grouped around a large boulder in a wooded area feasting on sliced white “Wonder” bread.

born 1971

20th century

1999

2004/2.9

color c-print on paper

rank 1.14520

associated concepts

buildings and the land

concepts in the arts

cultural landscapes

cultural landscapes by location or context

descriptors

electronic images

historical, theoretical and critical concepts

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

philosophical concepts

physical activities

physical activities by general context

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

wilderness

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St. Christopher carrying the Christ Child

Artist Unknown, England

A standing, bearded figure of St. Christopher, broken off at the knees, holds the Christ child on his right shoulder while leaning upon a staff in his left hand. The child, whose head is encircled by a halo, wears a long cloak over his robe and rests his left hand upon an orb in his lap. The red and brown polychromy is a later addition.

15th century

circa 15th century

1961/1.178

alabaster with polychrome and gilding

rank 1.14520

associated concepts

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

descriptors

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

europe (continent)

geographic and political locations

gypsum

information artifacts

information artifacts by physical form

information forms

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

mineral

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

tools and equipment

united kingdom (nation)

walking sticks

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.97/1978_2.97.JPG

Bodhisattva Amoghapasa (Avalokitesvara of the never-empty noose)

Artist Unknown

A small bronze figure of Amoghapasa, a Buddhist deity, made by the cire perdue (lost wax) casting method. The challenge to the caster is this case is the top-heaviness of the piece caused by the iconographical requirement for the image to have eight arms; in at attempt to provide some support, he arranging floating scarves to drape all the way to the lotus pedestal.

n.d.

1978/2.97

bronze

rank 1.14513

asian

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

form attributes

motifs

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.7/2012_2_7.JPG

Platinum Kairagi Shino Bowl

Takuro Kuwata

A contemporary tea drinking bowl.

b. 1981

21st century

2011

2012/2.7

porcelain, platinum slip and paint

rank 1.14513

asian

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

drinking vessels

east asian

japanese ceramics styles

japanese decorative arts styles

japanese periods

japanese styles

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels for serving and consuming food

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Chair (model B33)

Marcel Breuer

Cantilever chair frame formed by a continuous line of thin steel tubing (connected under the seat with an additional piece of tubular steel), with separate lengths of black canvas wrapped around it at the seat and back.

(Pécs, Hungary [now Romania], 1902 - 1981, New York City, New York)

20th century

designed 1927-1928; produced circa 1935

2012/1.284

chrome-plated tubular steel and canvas

rank 1.14506

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Chair (model B33)

Marcel Breuer

Cantilever chair frame formed by a continuous line of thin steel tubing (connected under the seat with an additional piece of tubular steel), with separate lengths of black canvas wrapped around it at the seat and back.

(Pécs, Hungary [now Romania], 1902 - 1981, New York City, New York)

20th century

designed 1927-1928; produced circa 1935

2012/1.285

chrome-plated tubular steel and canvas

rank 1.14506

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Chair (model B33)

Marcel Breuer

Cantilever chair frame formed by a continuous line of thin steel tubing (connected under the seat with an additional piece of tubular steel), with separate lengths of black canvas wrapped around it at the seat and back.

born Hungary, 1902-1981

20th century

designed 1927-1928; produced circa 1935

2012/1.286

chrome-plated tubular steel and canvas

rank 1.14506

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Buddhist altar ornament: lotus bud supported by two dvarapala

Artist Unknown, China

7th-8th century

618-907

1961/2.74

gilt bronze with blue-green patina

rank 1.14506

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by function

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A Votive plaque depicting a Bodhisattva in Amitabha's (Chinese. Amitofou's) Western Paradise, giving rebirth to new souls from lotus buds

Artist Unknown, China

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

7th-9th century

618-907

1964/2.17

terracotta, molded

rank 1.14500

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buddhist doctrinal concepts

descriptors

design elements

doctrinal concepts

form attributes

geographic and political locations

lancaster (county)

motifs

north and central america (continent)

object genres

object genres by form

pennsylvania (state)

people and culture

plant-derived motifs

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

size (extent)

size by specific type

united states (nation)

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.123/1986_2.123.JPG

Female Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

circa 1925-1940

1986/2.123

carved wood, blue coral and Venetian beads

rank 1.14466

african

african styles by region

beads and sets of beads

beadwork

descriptors

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

southern nigerian styles

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by subject type

west african styles

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Male Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

circa 1925-1940

1986/2.124

carved wood, glass beads, and blue pigment

rank 1.14466

african

african styles by region

beads and sets of beads

beadwork

descriptors

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

southern nigerian styles

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by subject type

west african styles

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Male Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

circa 1925-1940

1986/2.125

wood, glass beads, brass and blue pigment

rank 1.14466

african

african styles by region

beads and sets of beads

beadwork

descriptors

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

physical activities

physical activities by general context

southern nigerian styles

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by subject type

west african styles

Stopped Bar Series, Two Up

Richard Nonas

“BURRILL” 2x4” wood beam resting on two 2x4” cut into squares and placed at either end of the beam; signed on top “Richard Nonas Jan 1974.”

Born 1936

20th century

1974

2008/2.248

wood

rank 1.14436

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

international post-1945 styles and movements

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people and culture

plant material

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

sculpture

sculpture by material

sculpture by technique

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wood and wood products

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La Fortaleza

Emilio Sanchez

A two-point perspective drawing of a big yellow building with red rooftop around the corner on the street.

b. 1921

1970-1975

2011/2.63

oil on canvas

rank 1.14429

buildings and the land

colors

descriptors

drawings

drawings by method of projection

drawings by method of representation

dwellings

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

perspective and shading techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

residential structures

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

visual and tactile

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Temple in the Mountains

Kanô School

The composition is a well-established type: a complex of temple buildings is tucked into a mountainside, on the shore of a broad body of water, with mists rising to obscure the distant peaks. The artist provides a path leading from the viewer’s space to the temple. Two travelers go before us, a hooded figure riding a donkey over a rustic bridge, and another man striding along on foot, further ahead. The temple buildings themselves are hidden behind thick foliage, as if protected from the secular world.Here the forms of the rocky outcroppings, the trees, and even the mountains are starkly outlined, and there are strong contrasts of light and dark. These features suggest that this is a work of by a professional Kanô School artist, probably of the seventeenth century.

17th century

17th century

1955/1.263

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.14379

upward

associated concepts

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

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-1986-sl-2.5a/1986_2.5.JPG

Mask and costume (bwoom)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

A full-body costume and mask depicting a human figure.

20th century

circa 1960

1986/2.5A

bark cloth, woven raffia, wood, copper, glass beads, kola nuts, kola, animal ski

rank 1.14354

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

costume by function

costumes

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

western democratic republic of congo styles

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.285/2004_1_285.JPG

Blue-and-white small jar with peony and 'cloud collar' designs

Artist Unknown, Korea

19th century

19th century

2004/1.285

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.14338

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buildings and the land

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

form attributes

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

plants

pottery (object genre)

settlements and landscapes

shrubs

size (extent)

size by specific type

stoneware

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

vessels

woody plants

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.12/2011_2_12.JPG

Himawari o dako (Holding a Sunflower)

Nakayama Tadashi

A young girl in a checkered shirt holds a sunflower in her arms. She is looking down at the flower and her hair is brushed to the side.

born 1927

20th century

1957

2011/2.12

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.14338

buildings and the land

descriptors

design elements

geometric patterns

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

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-2011-sl-1.104/2011_1_104.JPG

We Shall Overcome

Ben Shahn

Black line representation of a human head and face, facing the viewer. The head is oval-shaped with vertical parallel lines. The short hair of the person is represented by thick dots and fine curved lines. The nose is formed by straight, vertical lines. Eyebrows are drawn with thick, black lines. "We shall Overcome" is printed in a brown-orange ink across the top of the sheet.

Lithuania, 1898-1969

1965

2011/1.104

offset photolithograph on paper

rank 1.14338

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

drawings

drawings by technique

heads

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social science concepts

sociological concepts

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

writing (processes)

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Articulation: Formulation, from the portfolio "Formulation: Articulation"

Josef Albers

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

20th century

1972

1983/1.336.55

screenprint on paper

rank 1.14330

transfer method

aegean

aegean periods

descriptors

early western world

greek

image-making processes and techniques

mediterranean

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and culture

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

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual and tactile

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Articulation: Formulation, from the portfolio "Formulation: Articulation"

Josef Albers

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

20th century

1972

1983/1.336.14

screenprint on paper

rank 1.14330

transfer method

aegean

aegean periods

descriptors

early western world

greek

image-making processes and techniques

mediterranean

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and culture

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

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual and tactile

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.329/2008_2_329.JPG

The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kichizo Edition): #31 Maisaka

Andô Hiroshige

Boats with white and yellow bowed square sails on a coastal inlet.

1797-1858

circa 1850

2008/2.329

woodblock print on paper

rank 1.14314

relation to water

asian

buildings and the land

descriptors

forms

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by position

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

making art

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

objects we use

plants

sailing vessels

sailing vessels by size

schools of japanese paintings and prints

settlements and landscapes

transportation vehicles

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by method of propulsion

watercraft by specific type

woody plants

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.171/1997_1.171.JPG

Chief's hat

Artist Unknown, African, Bamileke Peoples, Cameroon

Miter-shaped hat with double layer of fabric made from whorls of light-colored cotton applique on dark green velveteen ground. Sides of hat terminate in red tassels. Front edge of hat is trimmed with red fabric.

20th century

1925-1975

1997/1.171

cotton appliqué with tassels

rank 1.14287

accessories worn on the head

associated concepts

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

headgear

needleworking

needleworking and needleworking techniques

objects we use

people and culture

political concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

social science concepts

social status

sociological concepts

textile processes and techniques

textile working processes and techniques

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.274/2013_2.274.JPG

Window Ledge with Plants

Ilse Bing

Stone window ledge exterior with various clay pots and plants. Lace curtain hanging on one side of the window.

American, born Germany, 1899/1900-1998

1947; printed circa 1960

2013/2.274

early gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.14284

additive and joining processes and techniques

architectural elements

assembling

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

openings (architectural elements)

openings and opening components

openings by form

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

windows and window components

woody plants

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In the Spirit of Li Bai's Poetry

Chang Ku-nien

Green mountains create the edge of a river. Red flowers grow on the hill framing the scene in the right corner, and two boats sail the waters below. In the upper center of the painting is calligraphic text.

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

20th century

1975

2006/1.120

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.14240

associated concepts

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

concepts in the arts

descriptors

genres in the arts

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

literary, oral and motion picture genres

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people and culture

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-2011-sl-2.189/2011_2_189.JPG

Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Fan)

Wang Mengbai

Chinese ink painting on a fan with drawings on the front and a poem on the back.

1888-1934

circa 1920

2011/2.189

ink and color on on paper

rank 1.14240

animals and creatures

asian

birds

coating (material)

coating by form

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories carried

descriptors

document genres

document genres by form

document genres for literary works

east asian

image-making processes and techniques

information forms

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

writing (processes)

What I See When I Look at You

Chris Doyle

15-minute video projected onto a building

born 1959

21st century

2000

2001/1.371

video (DV Cam)

rank 1.14238

architectural elements

architectural elements by building type

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

perspective and shading techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sculpture

sculpture by location or context

time-based works

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

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Untitled

Grace Hartigan

A drawing of the outline of a woman and her dress. The outline is in black and filled in with shades of orange and red.

1922 - 2008

1988

2011/1.65

collage, watercolor on paper

rank 1.14217

layout features

components

components and systems

components by specific context

costume

costume by form

descriptors

drawing and drawing techniques

illustrations

illustrations by form

image-making processes and techniques

images and ornament

information form components

layout features

main garments

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

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Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Lula

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.138

wood, cotton yarns, cowrie shells, paint

rank 1.14192

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume by function

descriptors

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

objects

objects we use

plant material

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

wood and wood products

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View of the River, Rome

James Anderson

1813-1877

19th century

circa 1890

1980/2.237

albumen print on paper

rank 1.14188

architecture

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

cityscapes

cultural landscapes

cultural landscapes by location or context

descriptors

europe

europe (continent)

figures

geographic and political locations

geography

inorganic material

italy

italy (nation)

landscapes (environments)

lazio (region)

locality

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

riverine bodies

roma (province)

settlements and landscapes

the natural world

waterscapes

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I-S Va 2 (Six Variants)

Josef Albers

An abstract print of six red rectangluar shapes

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

1969

2011/1.117

screenprint on Arches

rank 1.14133

associated concepts

copies (derivative objects)

derivative objects

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

geometric concepts

geometric figures

mathematical concepts

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

object genres

originals and derivative objects

people and culture

plane figures

polygons

quadrilaterals

scientific concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Necklace

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1950

1984/2.25

glass beads, shells, cloth, natural fibers and pigment

rank 1.14065

beads and sets of beads

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

jewelry

jewelry by location

jewelry worn around the neck or on the upper body

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

shell and shell material

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DAX (Dining height Armshell X base) Chair

Charles Ormond Eames Jr.

White armchair consisting of a single plastic "shell" mounted on a black, four-legged metal base (an "H" base).

1907-1978

20th century

designed circa 1948-1950; produced 1957

2012/1.289

fiberglass resin, rubber shockmounts, black finished metal tubes and plastic glides

rank 1.14065

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

forming

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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DSR (Dining height Sideshell Rod base) Chair

Charles Ormond Eames Jr.

Dark gray-green side chair consisting of a single plastic "shell" mounted on a wire rod base.

American, 1907-1978

20th century

circa 1950-1952

2012/1.290

fiberglass resin, rubber shockmounts, steel wire rod, rubber and metal glides

rank 1.14065

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

forming

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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DSX (Dining height Sideshell X base) Chair

Charles Ormond Eames Jr.

Cream-colored side chair consisting of a single plastic "shell" mounted on a black, four-legged metal base (an "H" base).

1907-1978

20th century

designed 1948-1950; produced circa 1957

2012/1.291

fiberglass resin, rubber shock mounts, black finished metal tubes, and nylon glides

rank 1.14065

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

forming

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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LAX (Lounge Height Armshell X Base) Chair

Charles Ormond Eames Jr.

Pale, yellowed plastic armchair, consisting of a single "shell" of compound curves, slightly tilted back on a four-legged metal base.

1907-1978

20th century

designed 1948; produced 1950

2012/1.292

fiberglass resin, rubber shock mounts, metal rods, and metal glides

rank 1.14065

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

forming

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Spring Warms River Nu

Chang Ku-nien

Two men rafting in the waves of River Nu.

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

last quarter of 20th century

1971

2006/1.144

horizontal hanging scroll, ink on rice paper

rank 1.14048

associated concepts

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

riverine bodies

scientific concepts

scroll paintings

seasons

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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"Snow": calligraphy scroll

Muan Xingtao (aka (J. Ôbaku Mokuan))

The large character for snow in block script is juxtaposed with lines of smaller characters in running script. The large character is drawn with unhurried, thick, even strokes in dense, unbroken black ink with blunt contours, while the smaller characters are brushed rapidly, with strokes of varying thickness, a pronounced diagonal tilt, and sharp edges.

1611-1684

17th century

circa 1655-1675

1986/1.205

ink on paper

rank 1.14048

associated concepts

chinese buddhism

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

image-making processes and techniques

japanese buddhism

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

precipitation

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions

religions and religious concepts

scientific concepts

scroll paintings

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

writing (processes)

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Textile

African, Morocco

19th century

19th century

1930.47

embroidery

rank 1.14010

descriptors

needleworking

needleworking and needleworking techniques

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

textile processes and techniques

textile working processes and techniques

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Phulkari (woman's head covering) with peacock designs

Artist Unknown, India, Punjab

This is a red cloth covered with geometric patterns and abstract forms in the shape of peacocks. The designs and peacocks are multicolored and depicted in a repetitive format with the birds arranged in five columns and nine rows.

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2003/2.57

white, green, magenta, and indigo silk floss embroidery on madder-dyed cotton

rank 1.13977

animals and creatures

asia (continent)

birds

descriptors

design elements

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

geographic and political locations

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

needleworking

needleworking and needleworking techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

textile materials

textile materials by form

textile processes and techniques

textile working processes and techniques

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Hunter's Decoy Headpiece

African, Nigeria, Hausa

20th century

circa 1950

1982/2.63

hornbill bird, wood and feathers

rank 1.13957

accessories worn on the head

animals and creatures

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

hunting

object genres

object genres by function

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in agriculture or natural resource occupations

people in science-related occupations

scientists and people in science-related occupations

the human body

upper body

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Patchwork Quilt

Anonymous American

19th century

circa 1850

1954/1.146

cotton

rank 1.13954

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

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

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

Ring

Carol Hepper

An abstract sculpture made out of wood. Composed of three parts with a wooden ring encircling the other two additions.

b. 1953

1988

2011/1.85

wood

rank 1.13927

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

materials

materials by origin

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

plant components

plant material

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

trees (components)

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wood and wood products

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Wooden Table

Artist Unknown, Korea

A short wooden rectangular table with beveled corners. Directly underneath the tabletop there are cut-out as well as carved arch shapes as decoration.

1825-1875

2009/2.38

wood

rank 1.13927

architectural elements

asian

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

east asian

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people and culture

plant material

structural element components

structural elements and structural element components

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

support furniture

wood and wood products