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Full Record: x-1968-sl-1.63/1968_1.63.JPG

Knife, from a two-piece fish server

Hatton Works (Wilson and Davis)

Knife engraved with leaf pattern and ivory handle

active 1870-1883

20th century

1853-1854

1968/1.63

silver with ivory handle

rank 1.13925

bone

bone by form

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

cutting equipment

cutting tools

dentin

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

knives

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

tools and equipment

tooth and tooth components

tooth components

weaponry

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.150/2002_2.150.JPG

Boxelder Vessel

John Jordan

A vessel of bleached wood. From a narrow base, the vessel widens gradually. Near the top it begans to narrow gradually then narrows quickly on a nearly horizontal plane to a very small mouth. The surface, apart from the smooth lip of the mouth, is finely textured with vertical scoring.

light-colored wood vase with textured hatching across surfaces

born 1950

late 20th century

1996

2002/2.150

boxelder

rank 1.13915

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

containers

containers by form

descriptors

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

wood and wood products

woodworking and woodworking processes and techniques

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.5/1960_2.5.JPG

The Triumph of Plenty

Artist Unknown, Germany or Belgium

This bronze plaque features a pair of oxen pulling a four-wheeled wagon with six passengers. The seated driver holds a rod in his right hand and a two-tined fork in his left. An older figure holding a flaming vessel stands behind him, followed by a seated figure wearing classical drapery and a laurel wreath. The next figure, seated in the middle of the cart, is an older female, nude to the waist, who holds a cornucopia full of fruit and raises her left hand to point skyward. Two smaller standing figures appear next, one holding a bowl of fruit. The final figure is a reclining female nude holding a flower in the crook of her right arm.

17th century

circa 1600

1960/2.5

bronze

rank 1.13907

animals and creatures

associated concepts

cargo vehicles

cargo vehicles by form

concepts in the arts

descriptors

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

genres in the arts

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

literary, oral and motion picture genres

mammals

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people and culture

plant material

sculpture

sculpture by material

transportation vehicles

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1967-sl-1.37/1967_1.37.JPG

The Annunciation

Mariano Salvador de Maella

In this painting, rendered entirely in gray monochrome, a technique known as grisaille, an angel descends on a bank of clouds toward a woman who kneels on the floor before a prie-dieu. She looks downward and turns away from the angel in a gesture of humility, and her head is illuminated by the light from a luminescent dove in the cloud above her. A bearded man looks down from the summit of the cloud, nearly engulfed in light, and a number of cherubim appear throughout the scene. The robust forms and grounded materiality of the woman's body and the furniture around her give way to light-filled clouds and diffused forms in the upper part of the canvas as the heavenly and worldly realms come together.

1739-1819

18th century

circa 1780

1967/1.37

oil on canvas

rank 1.13907

animals and creatures

associated concepts

birds

descriptors

design elements

figure- and animal-derived motifs

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

legendary creatures

motifs

objects we use

paintings

paintings by material or technique

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

seating furniture

single seating furniture

stools

stools by function

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.264/2008_2_264.JPG

Summer Watercolor #5

Richard Tuttle

Watercolor of wavy lines in blue, green, pink, purple and orange on a sheet of paper, which is attached at top by two pieces of masking tape to a strip of Styrofoam, making the drawing “float,” “hang.”

Born 1941

20th century

1986

2008/2.264

watercolor, Styrofoam, graphite and tape on paper

rank 1.13889

descriptors

drawings

drawings by technique

image-making processes and techniques

international post-1945 styles and movements

object-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sculpture techniques

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.6/1977_2.6.JPG

Tobit Burying the Dead

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

1609-1664

20th century

circa 1647-1651

1977/2.6

etching on paper

rank 1.13876

architectural elements

circulation elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

events

forming

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and culture

personal life events

physical activities

physical activities by general context

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

stair components

stairs and stair components

steps and step components

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.26/1964_2.26.JPG

Dvarapala (Buddhist guardian deity)

Artist Unknown, China

7th century

mid 7th century

1964/2.26

gilt bronze

rank 1.13868

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

religious visual works

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by function

Full Record: x-1962-sl-1.99/1962_1.99.JPG

The Annunciation

Juan de Valdés Leal

An angel, draped with a flowing red mantle, descends on the left from a bank of clouds. He holds a scepter and twisting scroll in his left hand while he points with his right toward a white dove encircled by a halo of light that descends toward a woman dressed in long robes and a veil. She sits, holding a book open on the lectern before her, and draws back slightly with her right hand raised and her eyes downcast. Six cherubim sit above on the edge of the cloudbank, which opens to reveal a male figure barely visible in the blinding light that fills the cloud.

1622-1690

17th century

1661

1962/1.99

oil on canvas

rank 1.13867

andalusia (autonomous community)

animals and creatures

associated concepts

buildings and the land

bulbs

descriptors

design elements

europe (continent)

figure- and animal-derived motifs

geographic and political locations

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

legendary creatures

motifs

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

plants

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

settlements and landscapes

seville (province)

spain (nation)

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by function

woody plants

Full Record: x-1948-sl-2.26/1948_2.26.JPG

Pre-Adamic Fruit (Fruit préadamite)

Hans Arp

A small, biomorphically abstract sculpture of bronze grows from a wooden base. Bulbous at the bottom, the shape stretches and narrows in the middle and then expands into a larger shape from which two rounded points rise.

1886-1966

20th century

1938

1948/2.26

bronze with wood base

rank 1.13852

visual arts

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological concepts

concepts in the arts

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

forms of expression

genres

inorganic material

life

materials

materials by composition

materials by origin

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

modern and contemporary art

movement

nonferrous metal

objects we use

people and culture

plant material

plants

scientific concepts

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.446/2008_2_446.JPG

L'Anesse Marie-Jeanne

Félix Hilaire Buhot

Paper size: lh 19 3/5cm & rh 19 9/10cm x tw 28cm & bw 28 1/10cm. Image size: lh 14 1/10cm & rh 14 3/10cm x w 16 1/5cm.

1847-1898

2008/2.446

etching on beige laid paper

rank 1.13850

transfer method

agricultural complexes

animals and creatures

birds

buildings and the land

built complexes and districts

complexes

complexes by function

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

intaglio prints

mammals

objects we use

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.353.2/1983_1.353.2.JPG

Pestle, of Mortar and Pestle

African, Guinea, Marka

20th century

circa 1920

1983/1.353.2

carved wood

rank 1.13764

african

african styles by region

descriptors

equipment

equipment by mode of operation

equipment by process

grinding and milling equipment

grinding and milling tools

household objects

mande region styles

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools and equipment

west african styles

western guinea coast styles

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.365/2008_2_365.JPG

The Milk Woman

Louis Marin Bonnet

Gold ink has metalic addatives. Paper size: lh 32cm & rh 31 1/10cm x w 25cm. Image size: lh 28 7/10cm & rh 28 3/5cm x tw 23 1/2cm & bw 23 3/5cm.

(1736 - 1793)

2008/2.365

color etching on beige laid paper

rank 1.13738

animal material

animal material by form or function

descriptors

excretions and secretions

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

prints

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2012-sl-2.85/2012_2.85.JPG

Cuban Barbershop

Dmitri Baltermants

The interior of a Cuban barbershop. To the right is a long row of mean seated, waiting to get their hairs cut. To the left are the barbers trimming their customers' hair. The shot was taken through the window, on the left side a portion of the painted barbershop sign is visible and there is a reflection of the street over some of the image.

Russian, 1912-1990

2003

2012/2.85

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.13698

buildings and the land

commercial buildings

descriptors

geographic and political locations

image-making processes and techniques

north and central america (continent)

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

service industry buildings

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.116/1997_1.116.JPG

To Benjamin B.

Howard Ben Tré

Three large, rectangular blocks of translucent green glass hang in vertical succession on a newtwork of copper rods. The glass has bubbles embedded within it and shows evidence of the sandcasting process.

born 1949

20th century

1980

1997/1.116

cast glass and copper

rank 1.13698

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

forming

genres

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

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-1985-sl-1.162a/1985_1.162A.JPG

Covered Box in the Shape of a Stacked Basket (Lid)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1930

1985/1.162A

wood

rank 1.13613

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by function

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

western democratic republic of congo styles

Covered Box in the Shape of a Stacked Basket (Base)

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

20th century

circa 1930

1985/1.162B

carved wood

rank 1.13613

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

central democratic republic of congo styles

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by function

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vessels

western democratic republic of congo styles

Pink and white silk bokashi-dyed underkimono with woven designs of triangles

Artist Unknown, Japan

Satin damask with twill triangular designs (heike uroko) and bird crests (?) and talsimanic arrows (hung with bells). Unlined but with deep hem and lined sleeves.

second half of 20th century

1960s-1980s

2005/1.398

Satin damask with twill designs

rank 1.13612

animal material

associated concepts

costume

costume by form

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

fibroinous material

geometric concepts

geometric figures

main garments

materials

materials by form

materials by origin

materials by physical form

mathematical concepts

objects we use

people and culture

plane figures

polygons

scientific concepts

textile materials

textile materials by process or technique

textile materials by weaving technique

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.103/1976_2.103.JPG

Birds in a Tree

Nakabayashi Chikutô

A family of birds rest among willow branches. Three chicks rest below, while the larger parents perch above

1776-1853

19th century

1840

1976/2.103

Hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 1.13579

animals and creatures

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

grass (plant material)

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

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-2012-sl-1.294/2012_1.294.JPG

Settee (Model 66)

Florence Knoll

A two-seat settee upholstered in green/gold wool textile, attached to a metal frame of square tubular steel.

b. 1917

20th century

designed 1958; produced circa 1964

2012/1.294

wool upholstery and square tubular steel

rank 1.13551

animal material

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

descriptors

disciplines

form attributes

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

hair

hair and hair components

hair by form

humanities

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people and culture

shape

Full Record: x-1984-sl-1.268/1984_1.268.JPG

Tent Hanging

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Fulani

20th century

circa 1920

1984/1.268

woven wool

rank 1.13549

animal material

buildings and the land

coverings and hangings

coverings and hangings by general type

demountable buildings

descriptors

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

hair

hair and hair components

hair by form

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

portable buildings

single built works

single built works by design

single built works by specific type

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.480/2009_1_480.JPG

La danse des Faunes

Pablo Picasso

A lithograph image of a group of nude men playing instruments and dancing. The right third of the image is composed of three men, one of whom is lying on the ground and one mid-dance with arms extended, drawn in line sketch without much detail or shading. The rest of the image is of three men with shaded detail playing horn instruments and hand cymbals enthusiastically.

1881 - 1973

20th century

1957

2009/1.480

lithograph on Arches paper

rank 1.13514

transfer method

descriptors

figures (representations)

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

perspective and shading techniques

planographic prints

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sound devices

sound devices by function

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.552/2013_2.552.JPG

Landscape

Bernard Descamps

A curvy dirt road wrapping around a town scene with bare buildings. There is a large tree on the right side, empty sky above.

b. 1947

mid-19th century

1912

2013/2.552

black and white chalk on brown paper, laid down on blue paper

rank 1.13485

additive and joining processes and techniques

assembling

buildings and the land

descriptors

dwellings

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by function

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

residential structures

roads

roads by form

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

transportation spaces

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.18/2002_2.18.JPG

Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A small, stoneware jar of squat proportions, with a narrow, upright neck and a short, cylindricrical foot. The jar is decorated with loosely drawn floral patterns in cobalt blue underneath an overalll whitish glaze.

13th-15th century

13th century - 15th century

2002/2.18

stoneware with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.13450

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

size (extent)

size by specific type

vessels

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.19/2002_2.19.JPG

Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A small, stoneware jar of squat proportions, with a narrow, upright neck and a short, cylindricrical foot. The jar is decorated with loosely drawn floral patterns in cobalt blue underneath an overalll whitish glaze.

This jar makes an interesting contrast to 2002/2.18, which has a very similar design in a crisp, dark blue; the faded, smudged blue here may be a result of less than ideal conditions in the kiln.

13th-15th century

13th century - 15th century

2002/2.19

stoneware with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.13450

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

form attributes

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

size (extent)

size by specific type

vessels

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.402/2003_1.402.JPG

Tanuki (raccoon dog) and Bamboo in the Snow

Konoshima Ôkoku

A tanuki, or racoon dog, is seen peering over its shoulder on a snowy hill. Its footprints disappear in the snow behind it. Bamboo rise from out of view on the bottom right, and dominate the upper register of the image. This painting mounted on a hanging scroll also includes elaborate gold fabric with repeating designs.

1877-1938

20th century

early 20th century

2003/1.402

Hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 1.13393

animal

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

grass (plant material)

materials

materials by function

materials by origin

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

plant material

precipitation

scientific concepts

scroll paintings

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.172/1975_2.172.JPG

Jina and a monk in a landscape from a Digambara Jain manuscript

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

This painting illustrates a verse from a Digambara Jain manuscript that likens the capacity of praising the Jina to destroy sins to the way the sun obliterates darkness; it shows a sun with the face of a Jina illuminating the sky. The golden-hued Jina and the monk who venerate a Jina are nude, identifying them as belonging to the Digambara (sky-clad) sect of Jainism.

18th century

18th century

1975/2.172

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.13388

associated concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

figures

figures (representations)

herbaceous plants

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by activity

people by occupation

people by state or condition

physical sciences concepts

plants

scientific concepts

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by subject type

woody plants

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.262/2008_2_262.JPG

Horizontal Diamond with Three Kinds of Lines

Richard Tuttle

Small ink drawing on large sheet. 14 parallel wavy lines on an angle form a diamond; 1 line crosses through the tops of all 14; landscape orientation.

Born 1941

20th century

1973

2008/2.262

pen on paper

rank 1.13383

aegean

aegean periods

descriptors

design elements

drawings

drawings by technique

early western world

geometric motifs

greek

image-making processes and techniques

international post-1945 styles and movements

mediterranean

motifs

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-1954-sl-1.345/1954_1.345.JPG

Rotherhithe, one of the "Sixteen Etchings," or the "Thames Set"

James McNeill Whistler

Two men smoking long-stem pipes are seen sitting on a balcony. Behind them are visible the masts of ships along the bank, and further behind them in the distance a river sweeps towards the left. Buildings crowd the shore and boats are shown moored or in the river.

1834-1903

19th century

1860

1954/1.345

etching and drypoint on laid Japan tissue

rank 1.13383

architecture

buildings and the land

descriptors

figures

hydraulic structures

hydraulic structures by function

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

physical activities

physical activities by general context

reservoirs (water distribution structures)

ships

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

the natural world

transportation vehicles

vehicles

water distribution structures

waterscapes

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.73/1961_2.73.JPG

Dvarapala: part of a Buddhist altar group

Artist Unknown, China

8th century

8th century

1961/2.73

gilt bronze

rank 1.13297

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

religious visual works

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1963-sl-1.81/1963_1.81.JPG

Dvarapala (guardian figure) from a Buddhist altar

Artist Unknown, China

7th century

618-907

1963/1.81

bronze

rank 1.13297

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

religious visual works

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.134/1985_1.134.JPG

Dipak Raga from Ragamala series

India, Rajasthan, Bundi-Kotah School

Two lovers sit in an elaborate, symmetrical marble palace, decorated with inlaid stone and a domed roof. Inside, a highly individualized prince sits near his lover and caresses her chin. Above the scene is a box containing calligraphic text.

late 18th-early 19th century

circa 1800

1985/1.134

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.13261

buildings and the land

descriptors

dwellings

houses

houses by occupants

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

official residences

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people in government and administration

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

residential structures

rulers (people)

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.325/2005_1_325.JPG

Beige Obi with wax-resist overall patterns of rust stripes, interrupted by wax-resist and embroidered designs of floral scrolls

Minagawa Gekka

The obi is made of plain silk, on which beige and brown stripes are pattern-dyed. Scrolls of exotic flowers and leaves are hand painted with orange and black color, and embroidered with metallic threads. These plant designs are located on two parts of the obi; when wearing, one will appear in front, and other will appear on the back bow. There is a hand-painted artist’s seal of Chinese character “moon” on one end of the obi.

1892-1987

Mid-20th century

circa 1950

2005/1.325

Plain-weave silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery

rank 1.13253

accessories worn at the waist or below

buildings and the land

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

costume by form

descriptors

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

main garments

natural landscapes

objects we use

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

salted paper processes

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1970-sl-2.156/1970_2.156.JPG

Blossoming Prunus Branch, after Wang Yüan-chang (Wang Mien)

Yamamoto Baiitsu

The prunus branch depicted by Baiitsu makes use of the long vertical form provided by the hanging scroll format. The branch enters the visual field from the top right, and curves downward toward the bottom of the scroll. On either side of the branch are sections of calligraphic text.

1783-1856

19th century

1847

1970/2.156

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.13253

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

plant components

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

trees (components)

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woody plants

writing (processes)

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White Clouds

Chang Ku-nien

Cloudy mountain scene with calligrapic text in the upper right corner.

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

20th century

1972

2006/1.126

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.13239

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

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

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Sword (eben)

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

Cast ceremonial sword. The "fan" shape is indicative of the royal eben type. The general shape may be derived from northern, Sahelian influences. The looped handle is also typical of the eben type.

20th century

20th century

1998/1.86

metal blade with ivory, leather and cloth covered handle

rank 1.13212

african

ancient african styles and periods

ancient west african styles and periods

aristocracy

ceremonial weapons

descriptors

groups of people

nigerian

nobility

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

social classes

social classes by specific type

social groups

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

upper class

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Hanging Wall Case

George Nakashima

A rectangular, wooden hanging wall case with three sliding screen doors, topped with an overhanging, free-edge slab.

1905-1990

20th century

designed circa 1955; created 1963

2010/2.46

walnut and pandanus cloth

rank 1.13212

arts and related disciplines

arts-related disciplines

case furniture

descriptors

disciplines

european

european styles and periods

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

humanities

materials

materials by origin

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

plant material

storage and display furniture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

wood and wood products

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Lotus Blossom

Zhang Daqian (Chang Ta-ch'ien)

Blue, gray and black ink washes are used to depict lotus blossoms rising out of and partially hidden by plants and muddy waters. A poem is written above, alluding to the lotus blossoms below.

(Neijiang, Szechuan, 1899 - 1983)

20th century

circa 1965-1975

1991/1.67

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 1.13188

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

design elements

image-making processes and techniques

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

motifs

natural landscapes

plant-derived motifs

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

soil

soil by composition or origin

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

wetlands

writing (processes)

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Mahavira

Artist Unknown, India, Maharashtra

12th century

12th century

1979/2.53

bronze

rank 1.13166

architectural elements

architectural elements by building type

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

form attributes

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious building fixtures

size (extent)

size by specific type

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Biomorphic Series

Paul Seide

Copper plate used for short wave transmitter process.

1990

2013/1.292A

blown glass, neon, short wave transmitter on copper plate

rank 1.13154

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

glassworking and glassworking processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Biomorphic Series

Paul Seide

Spellman transmitter

1990

2013/1.292B

blown glass, neon, short wave transmitter on copper plate

rank 1.13154

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

glassworking and glassworking processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Biomorphic Series

Paul Seide

A balloon-like shaped piece that is completely enclosed. There are bands of color that blend into one another in purple, red and orange. The otherwise open interior meets at two triangular points inside in the purple colored sections.

1990

2013/1.292C

blown glass, neon, short wave transmitter on copper plate

rank 1.13154

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

glassworking and glassworking processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Biomorphic Series

Paul Seide

A balloon-like shaped piece that is completely enclosed. There are bands of color that blend into one another in purple, orange, red and green bands.

1990

2013/1.292D

blown glass, neon, short wave transmitter on copper plate

rank 1.13154

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

glassworking and glassworking processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Biomorphic Series

Paul Seide

Transmitter cord for Biomorphic Series.

1990

2013/1.292E

blown glass, neon, short wave transmitter on copper plate

rank 1.13154

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

glassworking and glassworking processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Biomorphic Series

Paul Seide

Transmitter cord for Biomorphic Series.

1990

2013/1.292F

blown glass, neon, short wave transmitter on copper plate

rank 1.13154

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

glassworking and glassworking processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Study of Louis XV Bust for a Gold Medal (1767)

Anonymous

A profile portrait of a man with a laurel wreath in his hair.

18th century

2013/2.546

pencil on paper

rank 1.13133

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

figures (representations)

medals

modern european revival styles

modern european styles and movements

monarchs

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

people by occupation

people in government and administration

rulers (people)

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by form

visual works by subject type

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Ventriloquist

Jasper Johns

A print of a wooden table containing a cup and a vase.

born 1930

1985

2011/1.61

lithograph on paper

rank 1.13103

containers

containers by form

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

drinking vessels

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

support furniture

vessels

vessels for serving and consuming food

wood and wood products

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Star-shaped tile with phoenix among clouds

Iran, Kashan

13th century

late 13th century - mid 14th century

1960/1.132

fritware, blue & turquoise underglaze painting, brown overglaze lustre painting

rank 1.13087

animals and creatures

associated concepts

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

figures (representations)

legendary creatures

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

religions

religions and religious concepts

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by subject type

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

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Shift, Warm

Julian Stanczak

This is a square painting with skinny vertical lines of purple on a background of orange. There are two square forms in the center, each wth a diagonal line from the lower left to upper right corners. One square is created by a pinkish, purple line and the the other is created by a reddish orange line.

born 1928

20th century

1991

2009/2.11

acrylic on canvas and wood

rank 1.13087

associated concepts

descriptors

design elements

european

european styles and periods

geometric concepts

geometric figures

mathematical concepts

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

motifs

objects we use

paintings

paintings by material or technique

people and culture

plane figures

polygons

scientific concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Oban Triptych: Kabuki Scene (Center) Nakamura Utaemon IV as Higuchi Jirô Kanemitsu disguised as the sendô (boatman) Matsuemon Play: Hiragana Seisuiki (???????)

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

One of a set of three woodblock prints in traditional Japanese style depicting a Kabuki scene, the classical form of dance-drama in Japan.

1849-1853

2011/2.193.2

woodblock print on paper

rank 1.13087

transfer method

asian

descriptors

east asian

entertainment events

events

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people and culture

performances

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

relief prints

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Star-shaped Tile with flying crane among flowers

Iran, Kashan

A tile in the shape of a 8 pointed star with a bird depiction and inscriptions.

early 14th century

early 14th century

1957/1.102

fritware with blue underglaze painting and brown luster overglaze painting

rank 1.13074

animals and creatures

associated concepts

birds

buildings and the land

crane (bird)

descriptors

design elements

document genres

document genres by form

geographic and political locations

herbaceous plants

information forms

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

middle east (general region)

motifs

natural element motifs

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

plants

religions

religions and religious concepts

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants