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Dancer #36, Los Angeles, 1979

Lynn Davis

A nude in a dance pose. The female dancer is posed with an arched back and her arms extended, one knee is brought up as if in an exaggerated step motion. Her head is tilted back with her face covered and hair hanging down. A light source to her right casts a shadow of her body onto a white background.

American, born 1944

1997

2012/2.100

selenium-toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.06548

associated concepts

descriptors

energy and related concepts

energy-related concepts

figures (representations)

image-making processes and techniques

light-related concepts

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

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

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Shakya Senge: Padmasambhava as a young monk

Tibet

A woodblock print on paper; the block was quite worn, resulting in broken or smudged lines.

20th century?

20th century (?)

1973/1.808C

woodcut print on paper

rank 1.06547

asian

associated concepts

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

educators

materials

materials by composition

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people by state or condition

people in social science-related occupations

people in the social sciences and related occupations

religions

religions and religious concepts

sage (people)

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

south asian

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Tent Hanging

Artist Unknown, African, Tuareg

20th century

circa 1920

1984/1.258

woven wool, camel hair and cotton

rank 1.06529

animal material

buildings and the land

coverings and hangings

coverings and hangings by general type

demountable buildings

descriptors

fiber

fiber and fiber products

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

hair

hair and hair components

hair by form

keratinous material

materials

materials by form

materials by origin

materials by physical form

natural fiber

objects we use

plant fiber

portable buildings

single built works

single built works by design

single built works by specific type

Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 4

Chang Ku-nien

One of six hanging scrolls in a series depicting the landscape of Ali Mountain, trees and hillside are shown below calligraphic text. The artist uses alternating wet ink washes for the misty clouds and dry flying-brushes for the large pine trees

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

20th century

1965

2006/1.139

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.06511

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associated concepts

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

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

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

writing (processes)

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Red Trees on a Blue Lofty Peak

Pu Ru (P'u Ju)

A blue and green mountain looms over a lake, taking up the right portion of the picture. Above and to the left is calligraphic text and three red seals. In the lake below is a boat.

1896-1963

20th century

circa 1951

1970/2.5

ink and color on paper

rank 1.06511

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associated concepts

buildings and the land

coating (material)

coating by form

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

image-making processes and techniques

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

natural landscapes

objects we use

painting and painting techniques

painting techniques

painting techniques by medium

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

seasons

settlements and landscapes

transportation vehicles

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by general type

writing (processes)

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Mine More Coal - United States Fuel Administration - Stand by the boys in the trenches!

Artist Unknown

Text: Mine More Coal - United States Fuel Administration - Stand by the boys in the trenches! - (Italian) Sostenete i soldati nelle trincee! Estraete Sempre Piu' Carbone! - (Croatian) Pomogni nasoj mladosti u rovovima! Kopaj Vise Ugljevlja! - (Slovenian) Podpiraj vojake v strelnih jarkih! Koplji Vec Premoga! - (Polish) Wspomagajcie wiernie tych ktorzy sa na linii bojowej! Starajcie Sie Powiekszyc Produkcje Wegla! - (Hungarian) Segitse a fiukat a lövészarokban! Aknázzon Több Szenet! - (German) Unterstuetzt die Jungen in den Schuetzengraeben! Foerdert Mehr Kohle!

20th century

circa 1918

1954/2.35.140

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.06490

animals

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

birds

buildings and the land

built complexes and districts

business and industry

complexes

complexes by function

components

components and systems

components by specific context

declaratory and advertising artifacts

descriptors

design elements

events

extracting complexes

how we live

industrial complexes

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information form components

information forms

layout features

mines (industrial complexes)

modern and contemporary art

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

people and culture

text-based art

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

war

world wars

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An Evening in a Hot Spring

Yoshida Hiroshi

This work depicts an evening scene in a hot spring.

1876 - 1950

20th century

circa 1930-1950

1939.3

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.06484

asian

associated concepts

buildings and the land

chinese

chinese dynastic styles and periods

chinese styles and periods

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

east asian

eastern zhou

energy and related concepts

energy-related concepts

inorganic material

light-related concepts

materials

materials by composition

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

scientific concepts

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

zhou

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Capriccio with Roman Ruins, one of two "Monuments antiques"

Jacques-Gabriel Huquier

An outdoor scene with classical ruins, people and broken sculptures of people.There are large intact columns on the left side.

(1695 - 1772)

18th century

2013/2.575

etching on heavy laid paper

rank 1.06461

architectural elements

buildings and the land

columns and column components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

europe (continent)

geographic and political locations

italy (nation)

lazio (region)

object genres

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by gender

religious buildings

religious structures

roma (province)

single built works

single built works by condition

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

supporting and resisting elements

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.147/2002_2.147.JPG

Hemlock Canyons

Mike Irolla

Large, turned wood vessel. Fire has been used to color and texture the surface. Bark has been left on to provide texture. The mouth of the vessel is jagged.

large burnt wood vessel with bark marking the top irregular edge

born 1974

late 20th century

2001

2002/2.147

hemlock

rank 1.06447

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

containers by form

descriptors

fluvial landforms

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by formation process

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by origin

natural landscapes

objects we use

plant components

plant material

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

surface marking processes and techniques

trees (components)

wood and wood products

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Joanna, Age 15

Rita Bernstein

A girl with arms raised above her head in front of a white curtained window.

b. 1950

2003

2013/2.90

toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.06436

animal material

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

coverings and hangings

coverings and hangings by location or context

coverings and hangings by specific type

coverings and hangings for openings

descriptors

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

hair and hair components

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

openings (architectural elements)

openings and opening components

openings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

windows and window components

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A votive plaque depicting an image of the Buddha, housed within a small temple

Artist Unknown, China

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

6th-7th century

late 6th century - early 7th century

1964/2.21

terracotta, molded

rank 1.06320

associated concepts

attributes and properties

attributes and properties by specific type

buildings and the land

descriptors

form attributes

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious buildings

religious structures

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

size (extent)

size by specific type

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Tankard with Lid and scenes of Judith, Lucretia, and Venus

Artist Unknown, Germany

The body of the tankard is decorated with two narrow bands of gilded abstract vegetal ornament around the neck and base, separated by a wider band that features three repoussé medallions alternating with three bosses. Each medallion depicts a standing nude female: one of the nudes appears in an interior holding a dagger to her chest; another holds a sword and a man's head and stands beside a female companion; the third holds an elongated arrow with a blindfolded cupid at her feet. The cast handle consists of a clawed bird's foot grasping a ball at the base, followed by a satyr mask, a bound female nude, and, surmounting the handle, the bust of a warrior. The lid, a later addition, bears a wreath with a series of initials and the date 1639.

17th century

1600-1639

1966/2.18

repoussé and engraved silver, partially gilded

rank 1.06296

animals and creatures

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

design elements

events

legendary creatures

metal decorating techniques

metalwork

metalworking

metalworking and metalworking processes and techniques

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

scrollwork

vessels for serving and consuming food

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tate-e Edition): #11 Hakone, Crossing the Pass at Night

Andô Hiroshige

Several travelers are walking up along the mountain path. Some carry heavy goods, and some hold touches. There are trees on the edge of the road. A river flows below cut a steep-sided canyon between the two mountains. The title is written in the red box on the right side of the print, and there is also a yellow box next to it and a red box on the lower left side.

1797-1858

19th century

1855

1948/1.133

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.06153

transfer method

upward

buildings and the land

descriptors

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

lighting devices

lighting devices by form

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

plants

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

settlements and landscapes

torches and torch holders

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woody plants

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3 square yellow #42/100

Josef Albers

This square screenprint is a color study in yellow. There are three squares all nestled within eachother.

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

1969

2012/2.4

screenprint on paper

rank 1.06142

transfer method

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

image-making processes and techniques

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

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

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Adze

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi

20th century

20th century

1998/1.96

iron blade with wood handle

rank 1.06142

african

african styles by region

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

gur-speaking peoples styles

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools

tools and equipment

west african styles

western sudanese styles

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Adze

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi

20th century

20th century

1998/1.97

iron blade and handle with copper and brass decoration

rank 1.06142

african

african styles by region

cutting equipment

cutting tools

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

gur-speaking peoples styles

inorganic material

iron and iron alloy

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tools

tools and equipment

west african styles

western sudanese styles

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The Alliance of Peace and Abundance

Bartolomeo Coriolano

Two women in long robes stand arm in arm in a landscape. One figure holds an olive branch in her right hand, and her companion cradles a cornucopia against her hip.

(ca. 1599 - ca. 1676)

17th century

1642

1970/1.178

chiaroscuro woodcut on laid paper

rank 1.06116

transfer method

artistic concepts

artistic devices

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

culture and related concepts

culture-related concepts

descriptors

hardwood

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

plant material

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

symbolism

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

wood (plant material)

wood and wood products

wood by composition or origin

woodcuts

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Country Tenderness

Adriaen Jansz van Ostade

Fold to lower-left corner visible on verso. Paper size: lh 16 1/2cm & rh 16 4/5cm x w 13 1/2cm. Plate size: h 16cm x w 12 4/5cm. Image size: lh 14 1/2cm & rh 14 3/5cm x w 12 1/10cm.

1610-1685

2008/2.413

etching on beige laid paper

rank 1.06110

architectural elements

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by general context

openings (architectural elements)

openings and opening components

openings by form

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sets (groups)

windows and window components

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A Cottage

Joseph Mallord William Turner

A two-story cottage with two chimneys is in the middle of the page. The view of it is obstructed by the large mound that takes up the right half of the image. There is a green tree on the left side of the cottage.

1775-1851

18th-19th century

1775-1851

1985/1.100

watercolor and graphite on off-white laid paper

rank 1.06030

buildings and the land

descriptors

dwellings

grass (plant material)

houses

houses by form

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by origin

natural landscapes

objects we use

open spaces and site elements

paintings

paintings by material or technique

plant material

plants

residential structures

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

site elements

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woody plants

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A Monument in Rouen

Hughie O'Donoghue

A collection of abstract landscape and figure with a photographic image. The figure, Christlike in its pose, runs up roughly the middle of the painting, looking also like a road or a path across the bleak landscape. In the upper left is a photographic image of some military trucks and a scaffold tower. Along the left half of the landscape, names of towns are written in the paint.

born 1953

20th century

1999-2000

2001/2.80

oil and inkjet on gampi tissue on linen

rank 1.05968

armed conflicts

associated concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

europe (continent)

events

france (nation)

geographic and political locations

haute-normandie (region)

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

objects we use

painting and painting techniques

painting techniques

painting techniques by medium

paintings

paintings by material or technique

people and culture

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

psychological concepts

seine-maritime, dèpartement de la (department)

settlements and landscapes

social science concepts

transportation vehicles

vehicles

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

wars

world wars

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Vitré—The Canal

James McNeill Whistler

A French town, with houses along a canal or river in the foreground extends in the distance showing rooflines and towers under a blustery sky.

1834-1903

19th century

1893

1954/1.435

transfer lithograph with stumping on laid paper

rank 1.05896

architectural elements

architecture

buildings and the land

cityscapes

components

components and systems

components by specific context

cultural landscapes

cultural landscapes by location or context

descriptors

dwellings

geography

hydraulic structures

hydraulic structures by form

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

openings (architectural elements)

openings and opening components

openings by form

residential structures

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

the natural world

waterscapes

windows and window components

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Firenze - Palazzo Pitti, La Fontana

Fratelli Alinari

(active 1854 - 1920)

19th century

1832-1865

1982/1.229

albumen print on paper

rank 1.05852

architecture

buildings and the land

descriptors

europe (continent)

geographic and political locations

hydraulic structures

hydraulic structures by function

inorganic material

italy (nation)

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

objects

objects we use

photographic prints

photographic prints by process

photographs

photographs by form

plants

positives

rock

rock by form

sculpture by subject type

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

the natural world

tuscany (region)

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

water distribution structures

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Console with bird in vine scroll, rinceau, and angel

Anonymous French (Burgundy)

A three-quarter length angel, robustly carved in high relief, emerges from a cloud bank on the curved inner face of the console. The outer face of the console bears a tightly wound vine scroll carved in shallower relief with a bird at its center. The bird grasps the vine with its left leg while stretching back to grasp a cluster of grapes in its beak.

Third quarter of 12th century

1150-1175

1975/1.64

limestone

rank 1.05850

animals and creatures

architectural elements

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

doorframe components

doorframes and doorframe components

doorway components

doorways and doorway components

legendary creatures

openings (architectural elements)

openings and opening components

openings by form

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

religious structures

scrollwork

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

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Footbridge

Ilse Bing

Wooden footbridge in a mountain valley.

American, born Germany, 1899/1900-1998

1938

2012/2.35

vintage gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.05831

downward

upward

bridges (built works)

bridges by function

buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

transportation structures

transportation structures by form

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Untitled

Robert Lobe

Pen drawing on paper printed with a blue rectangle frame; signed on verso.

(1945 - )

20th century

1969

2008/2.244

ink on paper

rank 1.05823

descriptors

drafting, drawing and writing equipment

drafting, drawing and writing equipment by specific type

drawing and drawing techniques

equipment

equipment by process

image-making equipment

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sculpture

sculpture by form

sculpture by material

tools and equipment

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Mount Hood from The Dalles

John Stanley

Landscape painting with white mountain peak in center background, body of water in foreground, and a Native American encampment to left.

1814-1872

19th century

1871

1940.426

oil on canvas

rank 1.05822

upward

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

components of bodies of water

demountable buildings

descriptors

geography

houses

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

people and culture

plants

portable buildings

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by design

single built works by specific type

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

tents

the americas

the natural world

waterscapes

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.183/1983_2.183.JPG

N'Tomo Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Bamana

20th century

1900-1970

1983/2.183

wood, cowrie shells and red seeds

rank 1.05808

african

african styles by region

combination inorganic/organic animal material

combination inorganic/organic material

costume

costume by function

descriptors

manding

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

shell (animal material)

shell and shell material

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

west african styles

western sudanese styles

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.32/1968_2.32.JPG

Le Paysan rentrant du fumier (Man with a Wheelbarrow or Peasant Returning from the Dung Heap)

Jean-François Millet

1814-1875

19th Century

1855-1856

1968/2.32

etching and drypoint on laid paper

rank 1.05799

descriptors

dung

farmers

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

man

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in agriculture

people in agriculture or natural resource occupations

people in science-related occupations

printing

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientists and people in science-related occupations

service and utility vehicles

transportation vehicles

vehicles

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.237a-c/2002_2.237.JPG

Temple bell with handle of a pair of addorsed lions and a dragon

Artist Unknown, Burma

Bronze temple bell with traces of polychrome, text, and lowermost handle in shape of a pair of addorsed lions. A decorated post threads through the space created by the back-to-back lions, on which an additional handle decorated with addorsed dragons is thread. The open space created between the dragons' connecting tails is where part of a frame would pass through, suspending the bell above the ground. This type of bell does not have a metal clapper, and is rung by striking with a wooden stick.

Early 20th century

1907

2002/2.237A-C

bronze with traces of polychrome

rank 1.05787

hollow-bodied

animals and creatures

bells and sets of bells

buildings and the land

chordophones

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

directly struck idiophones

inorganic material

legendary creatures

mammals

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects we use

percussion idiophones

religious buildings

religious structures

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

struck idiophones

Full Record: x-2004-sl-2.86a-ee-sp--amp-amp-sem--sp-hh/2004_2_86_A-GG.JPG

Chess Set (Chess Pieces and Base of Table)

Victor Vasarely

Acrylic chess set. The playing pieces are of various geometric shapes. The board and the space that surrounds it are covered with a colorful grid pattern in shades of blues and purples,.

1908 - 1997

20th century

circa 1980

2004/2.86A-EE & HH

acrylic sculpture

rank 1.05765

visual arts

abstraction

artistic concepts

associated concepts

card, table and board game elements

concepts in the arts

descriptors

design elements

forming

forms of expression

game pieces

gameboards

geometric patterns

international post-1945 styles and movements

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

Chess Set (Board)

Victor Vasarely

Acrylic chess set. The playing pieces are of various geometric shapes. The board and the space that surrounds it are covered with a colorful grid pattern, which each square filled with a circle.

1908 - 1997

20th century

circa 1980

2004/2.86II

acrylic sculpture

rank 1.05765

visual arts

abstraction

artistic concepts

associated concepts

card, table and board game elements

concepts in the arts

descriptors

design elements

forming

forms of expression

game pieces

gameboards

geometric patterns

international post-1945 styles and movements

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Ropa Vieja

Emilio Sanchez

Pieces of white cloth are hanging on the laundry lines, being blown dry by the wind.

b. 1921

1997

2011/2.75

color lithograph on paper

rank 1.05703

transfer method

buildings and the land

colors

commercial buildings

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

lithographs

materials

materials by form

materials by physical form

objects we use

planographic prints

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

service industry buildings

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

textile materials

textile materials by form

visual and tactile

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Minor Court Official

August Sander

A minor court official standing inside of a court house. He is fully dressed in his uniform, standing in a doorway.

1876-1964

1928; printed circa 1960

2012/2.105

gelatin silver/ferrotype print on paper

rank 1.05693

buildings and the land

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

judicial buildings

objects we use

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

public buildings

public buildings by function

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Ngbaka Throwing Knife

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire)

20th century

20th century

1998/1.69

metal blade with fabric and cord covered wood handle

rank 1.05599

african

african styles by region

central and equatorial african styles

descriptors

edged weapons

northern democratic republic of congo styles

northwest democratic republic of congo styles

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

weapons

weapons and ammunition

western democratic republic of congo styles

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Woman with Hat and Flowered Pin Inkwell, French porcelain

Artist Unknown

An inkwell made with porcelain has a trianglar shape body and hat-shape lid on top, there is a feather sticking on the hat-shape lid.

1875-1975

2010/1.285

porcelain, feathers

rank 1.05548

accessories worn on the head

animal material

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

headgear

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

modern british ceramics styles

modern british decorative arts styles and movements

modern british styles and movements

modern european regional styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Bracelet with rope and button decorations

African, Ivory Coast?

20th century

circa 1925

1986/2.146

bronze

rank 1.05529

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

cord (fiber product)

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

fiber and fiber products

fiber products

inorganic material

jewelry

jewelry by location

jewelry worn on arms and hands

materials

materials by composition

materials by form

materials by physical form

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects

objects of adornment

objects we use

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Abstract Form

Peter Voulkos

Large stoneware abstract sculpture with two balanced lateral crescent-shaped forms branching off a central conical structure. Brown with loosely-painted broad brushstrokes in black and incised decoration of rows of dots in a “stitching-like” pattern

(1924 - 2002)

20th century

circa 1960

1960/1.181

stoneware

rank 1.05427

containers

containers by form

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

genres

international post-1945 styles and movements

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Heddle Pulley for a Loom

Artist Unknown, African, Baule Peoples Côte D'Ivoire

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.33

carved wood and patination

rank 1.05423

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

moving and transporting equipment

moving and transporting machinery

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

sculpture

sculpture by technique

the human body

tools and equipment

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

woodworking and woodworking processes and techniques

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My Brothers, Budapest, from "Hungarian Memories"

André Kertész

Two men hold hands using the other to support themselves in a seated position. They appear to be playing in a wooden room where men in towels can be seen in the distance.

1894-1985

20th century

1919; printed 1981

1985/1.125.5

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.05394

associated concepts

buildings and the land

costume

costume by form

culture and related concepts

culture-related concepts

descriptors

forming

health and welfare facilities

health facilities

institutional buildings

objects we use

people and culture

physical activities

physical activities by general context

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

recreation

religions

religions and religious concepts

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

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Devotees of the Buddha (fragment of a frieze from a stupa, from Nagarjunakonda?)

India, Andhra Pradesh

2nd-3rd century

2nd century - 3rd century

1972/2.42

limestone

rank 1.05314

associated concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

object-making processes and techniques

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

relief

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious structures

sculpture techniques

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

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Capital from the palace-city of Medinat al-Zahara with stylized acanthus leaves, vine rinceau and fleurons

Artist Unknown, Cordova, Spain

This capital, based upon the Roman composite order, features stylized acanthus leaves and rinceau on the bell of the capital, which terminates in a band of bead-and-reel motif on the astragal. This, in turn, is capped by an echinus decorated with three fleurons and vine rinceau on each face as well as four projecting volutes also decorated with rinceau and fleurons. Originally the bell of the capital had two tiers of acanthus leaves, but the capital has been cropped below the top of the first tier and the tips of the leaves, which once curved outward from the surface of the capital, have been sheared off.

10th century

936-1010

1979/2.1

marble

rank 1.05225

architectural elements

associated concepts

buildings and the land

capitals and capital components

column components

columns and column components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

dwellings

europe (continent)

geographic and political locations

houses

houses by occupants

official residences

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

residential structures

scrollwork

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

structural elements

structural elements and structural element components

supporting and resisting elements

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Upright Ornament with Bull and Satyrs

Agostino Musi

This decorative image is organized along a vertical axis wtih fanciful creatures, grotesque heads, depictions of carved gems and harpies.

Active 1514-1536

16th century

circa 1520

1960/2.133

engraving on paper

rank 1.05196

transfer method

animal material

animals and creatures

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

genres in the arts

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio prints

keratinous material

literary, oral and motion picture genres

mammals

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

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

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kichizo Edition): #17 Yui

Andô Hiroshige

A view of a cliff and four shops on the right and a marine view with sailboats on the left. There is red glow along the ede of the horizon. Writing in various places along the top edge of the print. Title in red box in upper right corner.

1797-1858

circa 1850

2008/2.321

woodblock print on paper

rank 1.05177

relation to water

buildings and the land

commercial buildings

descriptors

inorganic material

landform components

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by position

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

mercantile buildings

natural landscapes

objects we use

sailing vessels

sailing vessels by size

settlements and landscapes

shores (landforms)

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

transportation vehicles

vehicles

watercraft

watercraft by method of propulsion

watercraft by specific type

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Nagoya-style Obi with wax-resist overall pattern of crackled pink-on-white, interrupted by wax-resist and embroidered designs of colorful tropical orchids

Minagawa Gekka

The obi is made of satin damask silk woven with “flower in tortoise-shell” patterns. “Cracked ice” pattern in red is dyed with wax-resist technique. Orchid flowers, leaves, ginger leaves, and ferns are hand painted in white, yellow, black, red, and green. Silver threads are embroidered in the rim of orchid flowers and other plants; more colored metallic and velvet threads are applied. The “cracked ice” patterns are broader adjacent to plants and red dye outlines them; that suggests that the artist designed flowers and foliage before the wax-resist application. The 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.

1892-1987

20th century

mid 20th century

2005/1.326

satin damask silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery

rank 1.05177

accessories worn at the waist or below

buildings and the land

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

costume by form

descriptors

flowers (plants)

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

main garments

natural landscapes

needleworking

needleworking and needleworking techniques

nonwoody plants

objects we use

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

salted paper processes

settlements and landscapes

textile processes and techniques

textile working processes and techniques

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

woody plants

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Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

Kneeling statue of Buddhist monk devotee Mogallana or Shariputra on a pedestal with round face, hair in tight curls, elongated ears, and hands placed together in mediatation. The pedestal is decorated with lotus petals, and the devotee wears an intricate, close-fitting robe.

19th-20th century

1800-1932

2005/1.455.1

lacquered and gilded copper alloy

rank 1.05146

associated concepts

buddhist

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

components and systems

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by general context

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious (people)

sets (groups)

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Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)

Artist Unknown, Thailand

Kneeling statue of Buddhist monk devotee Mogallana or Shariputra on a pedestal with round face, hair in tight curls, elongated ears, and hands placed together in mediatation. The pedestal is decorated with lotus petals, and the devotee wears an intricate, close-fitting robe.

19th-20th century

1800-1932

2005/1.455.2

lacquered and gilded copper alloy

rank 1.05146

associated concepts

buddhist

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

components and systems

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

materials by function

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by general context

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious (people)

sets (groups)

The Small Cloud Dwelling

Lu Hui

The piece includes a large title section, landscape image of the garden,

two seals of the artist, and a portion of calligraphic text.

The text reads: "The Small Cloud Dwelling occupies a corner of Mr. Dingfu's Green Surrounded Mountain Villa in Nanxun. His respected wife, Lady Pang, used to meditate and chant sutras there… In the 8th month, fall of 1909, Lu Hui completed this painting …"

1851-1920

20th century

1909

1981/1.308

Handscroll, ink and color on paper

rank 1.05142

upward

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

descriptors

dwellings

houses

houses by form

image-making processes and techniques

inorganic material

landforms

landforms and landform components

landforms by shape or position

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

residential structures

riverine bodies

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

writing (processes)

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Battle of the Sea Gods

Daniel Hopfer

This black and white print depicts an animated and detailed scene of nude figures and mythical beasts on the surface of the sea.Two men, with seaweed hair and riding half horse/half fish creatures, strike out at each other. A man and a woman ride a beast with a scaly body and the head of a fierce dog. In the background, a man holding a trident stands with his back to the viewer. Action and motion are expressed with billowing drapery, flowing hair and moving waves. The wide mouthed expressions of the figures and animals suggest yelling and noise in this chaotic scene. Among the many details depicted by the artist is a plaque held by the woman that has his initials.

ca. 1470-1536

16th century

early 16th century

1996/2.1

etching on iron on medium, slightly textured light beige laid paper

rank 1.05119

animals and creatures

armed conflicts

associated concepts

bodies of water

bodies of water and components of bodies of water

bodies of water by size

buildings and the land

creature

descriptors

edged weapons

events

image-making processes and techniques

intaglio printing processes

landscapes (environments)

mammals

marine bodies

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing processes

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

settlements and landscapes

spears (weapons)

spears by form

staff weapons

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Tea Time

Dewey Blocksma

A parade car, with two wheels on the front, holds a teapot shape structure which has a barbie head on top of the teapot, and an American flag sticking on the barbie doll's head.

American, born 1943

2010

2011/2.62

mixed media

rank 1.05010

associated concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

figurines

food

identifying artifacts

information artifacts

information artifacts by function

information forms

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

scientific concepts

sculpture

sculpture by subject type

statues

tool and equipment components

vessels for serving and consuming food

vessels for serving drinks

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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At the Crossroads (En Rade)

Max Ernst

Three birds, executed with spare line and simple form, are set within an abstracted landscape of bright yellows and oranges.

1891 - 1976

20th century

1955

1983/1.414

oil on canvas

rank 1.04984

animals

animals and creatures

associated concepts

daylight

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

electromagnetic radiation

energy

energy and related concepts

european

european styles and periods

genres

image-making processes and techniques

light (energy)

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

painting and painting techniques

painting techniques

painting techniques by medium

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the natural world