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Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.15/1986_2.15.JPG

Portrait of Stow Wegenroth Drawing on a Lithographic Stone

Keith Williams

1906-1951

20th century

1939

1986/2.15

etching on paper

rank 1.47686

animals

birds

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.305/2010_1.305.JPG

Art pottery inkwell, "ATC," blue mottled, pen holder

Artist Unknown

A pottery inkwell of dark blue color has a rectangluar shape body. There are two lid covering the inkwell and there are two pen holder.

1875-1975

2010/1.305

ceramic

rank 1.47561

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.107/1964_2.107.JPG

Danse des Villageois, Pl. 2 from a series of 3, "Le Mariage a la campagne"

Abraham Bosse

1602-1676

17th century

1633

1964/2.107

engraving on paper

rank 1.47210

scale

allegory and literature

architecture

buildings and the land

costumes

dances

descriptors

figures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

music

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

plants

settlements

settlements and landscapes

settlements by form

streets

the natural world

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.158/1980_1.158.JPG

Athens - Frieze of the Parthenon - Panathenaic Procession

Anonymous Italian?

19th century

circa 1865

1980/1.158

albumen print on paper

rank 1.47058

animals

architecture

descriptors

europe

figures

inorganic material

locality

mammals

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

panels

people and occupations

rock

rock by form

the natural world

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.44/1980_2.44.JPG

Turquoise? snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1880-1925

1980/2.44

turquoise (?)

rank 1.46845

animals and creatures

arthropods

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

vegetables

Full Record: x-2009-sl-2.87/2009_2_87.JPG

Lock for Chest

Artist Unknown, Korea

A round metal lock meant to lock a chest. The front of the metal disc is decorated with a line carving of a Korean character surrounded by multiple carved circles, but leave a rim of undecorated metal around its edges.

1875-1925

2009/2.87

metal

rank 1.46845

biological components

components

components and systems

components by general context

components by specific context

descriptors

hardware

inorganic material

keys and key components

materials

materials by composition

the human body

torsos

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.234/2010_1_234.JPG

Iridescent round ball corner ink well with lid

Artist Unknown

This is a clear glass inkwell with a dark metal lid. The body is composed of a large sphere balanced on three smaller spheres. It has a circular top with a flat lid.

1875-1975

2010/1.234

glass, metal

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

descriptors

geometric concepts

geometric figures

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

mathematical concepts

people and culture

scientific concepts

solids (geometric)

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.43/1977_2.43.JPG

Virabhadra plaque

Artist Unknown, India, South India

17th–18th century

17th century - 18th century

1977/2.43

brass (?)

rank 1.46826

descriptors

design elements

edged weapons

figure- and animal-derived motifs

motifs

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Shaver container (rectangular box with cover and divider), from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.160A-C

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.161a-amp-amp-sem-b/1955_1.161.JPG

Container for vegetable tannin for ohaguro [square box with cover; the larger of two], from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.161A&B

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.162a-amp-amp-sem-b/1955_1.162.JPG

Container for vegetable tannin for ohaguro [square box with cover], from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.162A&B

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.163a-c/1955_1.163.JPG

Stacked cylindrical container for oil (the larger of two), from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.163A-C

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Stacked cylindrical container for oil (the smaller of two), from a bridal trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.164A-C

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.166a-amp-amp-sem-b/1955_1.166.JPG

Incense Container, (cylindrical box with cover), from a Bridal Trousseau

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1867

1955/1.166A&B

wood with black, red, and gold lacquer

rank 1.46826

associated concepts

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

containers

descriptors

materials

materials by function

objects we use

people and culture

social science concepts

social structure

sociological concepts

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.151/2014_2.151.JPG

Untitled

M. Johnston

A man tossing a child in the air. They are on a grassy field with water in the background with a dock and other people.

2000

2014/2.151

black and white photograph on paper

rank 1.46826

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

youth

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.278/2010_1.278.JPG

Enamel Inkwell, milk glass insert, cap. lid, handled.

Artist Unknown

An inkwell that has milk glass inserts, two handles, a rounded lid, and painted enamel. The enamel is in various colors including shades of blue, green, and red.

1875-1975

2010/1.278

metal, plastic

rank 1.46730

containers

containers by function or context

containers for writing equipment

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Full Record: x-1960-sl-1.162/1960_1.162.JPG

The Rat's Wedding

Utagawa Toyoharu

The majority of this print depicts a deep architectural setting. In front of the buildings a wedding procession takes place. Rats, in daimyo fashion, are celebrating.

1735-1814

19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1960/1.162

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.46730

animals and creatures

ceremonies

cultural ceremonies

descriptors

events

groups of people

groups of people by activity

mammals

object genres

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

rites of passage

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.503/1954_1.503.JPG

Sencha pitcher with stamped dragonfly design (pair w/ 1954/1.512)

Seifû Yohei III

1854-1914

Late 19th-early 20th century

circa 1893-1914

1954/1.503

porcelain with clear glaze

rank 1.46730

animals and creatures

arthropods

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

vessels

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.96/1960_2.96OBV.JPG

Bi disk

Artist Unknown, China

206 BCE - 220 CE

1960/2.96

white nephrite

rank 1.46646

colors

descriptors

geometric shapes

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

rock

rock by form

visual and tactile

visual works

visual works by function

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.47/1985_2.47OBV.JPG

Blue-and-white square incense burner

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

1844

1985/2.47

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 1.46646

animals and creatures

ceramics

containers

containers by function or context

descriptors

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

Full Record: x-2014-sl-2.314/2014_2.314.JPG

Red Pyramid, Dashur, Cairo, Egypt

Lynn Davis

Expanse of sand with pyramid in the background.

b. 1944

1997; printed 1999

2014/2.314

selenium toned gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.46646

buildings and the land

combination inorganic/organic material

descriptors

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

settlements and landscapes

soil

soil by composition or origin

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.159a-d/2006_1.159A-D.JPG

Smoke Rings June 14, 2001

Donald Sultan

Against a black background three smoke rings hang, connected by wafts of smoke. Two of the rings are in the viewer's lower left. One is in the viewer's upper right.

Born 1951

21st century

2001

2006/1.159A-D

spackle and tar on tile over masonite

rank 1.46646

artistic concepts

associated concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

forms of expression

materials

materials by form

objects we use

people and culture

visual works

visual works by subject type

Full Record: x-1991-sl-1.95/1991_1.95.JPG

Beaker with incised leaf scroll pattern

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

A finely potted stoneware beaker with a rounded bottom and a lightly incised, freely drawn leaf scroll spreading across the widest part of the body, flanked by incised double horizontal lines, all covered evenly with an yellow green glaze. Four spur markes inside.

16th century

16th century

1991/1.95

stoneware with yellow green glaze

rank 1.46646

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

motifs

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

scrolls (motifs)

vessels

Full Record: x-1957-sl-1.59/1957_1.59.JPG

Bowl

Artist Unknown, Iran

A deep bowl with wide mouth. A part of the rim is broken. The bowl has incised patterns.

late 12th - early 13th century

late 12th century - early 13th century

1957/1.59

fritware (ground quartz and white clay) with punched and glaze design

rank 1.46502

asian

descriptors

geographic and political locations

making art

middle east (general region)

object-making processes and techniques

objects

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

sculpture techniques

types

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.189a-amp-amp-sem-b/2004_1_189_AB.JPG

Pedestal Bowl with Cover

Artist Unknown, Korea

Flaring base with spherical food storage bowl on top. The base is cut with evenly spaced rectangular holes. The lid is incised with a repeating design.

6th century

6th century

2004/1.189A&B

unglazed stoneware with incised and stamped decoration

rank 1.46483

containers

containers by form

containers by function or context

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

Full Record: x-2013-sl-1.295/2013_1.295.JPG

Tropical Leaves: Fittonia Argyroneura, California

Don Worth

An overlay of oval shaped leaves taking over the entire image. Light grey hues.

1924-2009

1958; printed 2005

2013/1.295

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 1.46483

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

materials

materials by origin

plant material

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-1958-sl-1.112/1958_1.112.JPG

Death Appearing on Horseback

Héctor Xavier

Born 1921

20th century

1954

1958/1.112

lithograph on paper

rank 1.46389

animal material

animal material by form or function

animals

descriptors

family

figures

how we live

mammals

materials

materials by origin

modern and contemporary art

people and occupations

relationships

rites of passage

skeleton and skeleton components

the natural world

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.6/2010_2.6.JPG

Medium Metal Pipe

Artist Unknown, African

A brown, metal pipe with a lid and three utensils attached by chains.

20th century

2010/2.6

metal

rank 1.46314

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

object genres

object genres by form

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.43/1971_2.43.JPG

Ritual Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi?

20th century

1900-1971

1971/2.43

wood, paint and kaolin

rank 1.46314

costume

costume by function

descriptors

events

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

people and culture

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.400/1997_1.400.JPG

Goldweight

Artist Unknown, African, Ghana, Akan

Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust. They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model. Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model. Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.

20th century

20th century

1997/1.400

brass

rank 1.46314

descriptors

goldweights

measuring devices

measuring devices for forces

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

Full Record: x-1998-sl-1.89/1998_1_89.JPG

Saber

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Benin

20th century

20th century

1998/1.89

iron blade with cast brass handle with copper overlays

rank 1.46314

descriptors

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

swords

swords by form

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.227/2010_1_227.JPG

Crystal inkwell with silver plated hammered lid, star base

Artist Unknown

This is a crystal inkwell with a silver-plated cap. The bottle has a cylinder shape with vertical fluting. The round cap has hammered designs on top and a beading pattern around the edge.

1875-1975

2010/1.227

glass, metal

rank 1.46314

descriptors

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.88/1980_2.88.JPG

Wood snuff bottle in the shape of an eggplant

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.88

wood with ivory stopper

rank 1.46314

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-1993-sl-1.53/1993_1.53.JPG

Large hu (wine storage jar) with olive green glaze

Artist Unknown, China

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.53

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 1.46314

bottles

bottles by function

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-1993-sl-1.54/1993_1.54.JPG

Large hu (wine storage jar) with calcified green glaze

Artist Unknown, China

1st century

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.54

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 1.46314

bottles

bottles by function

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-1993-sl-1.78/1993_1.78.JPG

Large hu (wine storage jar) with partly calcified green glaze

Artist Unknown, China

1st century

1st century - 2nd century

1993/1.78

earthenware, red, with green lead glaze

rank 1.46314

bottles

bottles by function

containers

containers by form

descriptors

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

vessels

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.108/1980_2.108.JPG

Snuff bottle in the form of an ear of corn

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.108

porcelain with yellow glaze; brown glass stopper

rank 1.46314

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

materials

materials by function

objects we use

Full Record: x-2013-sl-2.143/2013_2.143.JPG

Self-Portrait, Laughing, Paris

Nan Goldin

Close-up view of a woman laughing, her mouth is open wide.

b. 1953

1999; printed 2001

2013/2.143

cibachrome print on paper

rank 1.46314

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

laughing

photography and photographic processes and techniques

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

Full Record: x-ua2002.6/UA_2002_6.JPG

Imari Fluted Bowl

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

19th century

UA2002.6

porcelain, blue underglaze and enamel overglaze painting

rank 1.46314

containers

containers by form

descriptors

design elements

objects we use

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

vessels

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.115/1983_1.115.JPG

Small Bowl

Anonymous American

20th century

20th century

1983/1.115

stoneware with brown glaze

rank 1.46272

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

modern and contemporary art

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

vessels

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.121/1983_1.121.JPG

Small Bowl

Anonymous American

20th century

20th century

1983/1.121

stoneware with olive green glaze

rank 1.46272

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

modern and contemporary art

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

vessels

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.116/1983_1.116.JPG

Small Bowl

Anonymous American

20th century

20th century

1983/1.116

stoneware with brown black glaze with oil spots

rank 1.46272

ceramics

containers

containers by form

descriptors

modern and contemporary art

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

vessels

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.18/1980_2.18.JPG

Agate snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1st half of 20th century

1980/2.18

agate and jadeite

rank 1.46272

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.17/1980_2.17.JPG

Jade ornamental snuff bottle

Artist Unknown, China

20th century

circa 1912-1949

1980/2.17

jadeite

rank 1.46272

containers

containers by function or context

containers for personal use

containers for smoking and tobacco use

descriptors

food

fruit

materials

materials by function

materials by origin

objects we use

plant material

Black silk Dochugi kimono raincoat

Artist Unknown, Japan

Black dochugi raincoat with michiyuki style neckline and buttons down the front.

second half of 20th century

1960s-1970s

2005/1.404

black satin damask with woven stripe design

rank 1.46272

costume

costume by form

descriptors

design elements

geometric patterns

main garments

objects we use

outerwear

overcoats

patterns (design elements)

patterns by specific type

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.88/1961_2_88.JPG

Jar with abstract dragon design

Artist Unknown, Korea

Round porcelain jar with iron pigment under colorless glaze. An abstract dragon spirals around and up the body of the piece, marked by quick brushstrokes indicating scales and unrestrained swirls indicating features such as its head and feet. A slight valley in the contour of the jar marks where two separately thrown pieces were joined together.

The foot is rather small for the size of the body.

17th century

17th century

1961/2.88

porcelain with iron pigment under colorless glaze

rank 1.46272

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

vessels

Blue-and-white jar with dragon-and-cloud design

Artist Unknown, Korea

Large porcelain jar decorated with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze. Repeating clouds border the rim of the jar, while a dragon head and feet are depicted on the main body below. Two blue bands separate the design from the white base below, balancing the rim and bottom portion of the jar. The very tip and base of the piece are also marked with blue bands.

19th century

19th century

2004/1.282

porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze

rank 1.46272

animals and creatures

containers

containers by form

descriptors

legendary creatures

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware

vessels

Full Record: x-2007-sl-1.101/2007_1.101.JPG

Engraved Powder Horn

Artist Unknown

Animal horn engraved with the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, in which a crowned lion and a chained unicorn supporting a shield stand above a banner with the motto “dieu et mon droit” (which directly translated from French means “God and my right” referring to the monarch’s divine right to govern which has been used as the motto of the British monarch since it was adopted by Henry V (1413-1422)). The shield consists of four quadrants: the first quadrant contains four lions, the second contains three fleurs de lis, the third contains a mermaid and a harp, the fourth contains three lions and a stag or dog-like animal. Surrounding the shield is a belt or garter upon which is emblazoned “Honi soit qui mal y pense” which means “evil unto they who think evil,” the motto of the Order of the Knights of the Garter, an ancient exclusive British order consisting of 25 members who were selected by the king of England. Near the base, the horn is engraved with a cityscape of Philadelphia from the harbor with numerous buildings, towers, boats and ships, and a man with a rifle shooting at a stag or lion in the distance.

18th century

18th century

2007/1.101

animal horn

rank 1.45685

animal material

descriptors

geographic and political locations

keratinous material

materials

materials by origin

north and central america (continent)

objects we use

pennsylvania (state)

united states (nation)

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.329/2005_1_329.JPG

Saga nishiki style brocade reversible fukuro obi; one side with woven gold medallions on lime green; the other with woven gold medallions on white

Artist Unknown, Japan

Reversible brocade obi with medallion patterns in gold-leafed paper (kinran) and pale yellow silk floss.

mid-20th century

1940s-1960s

2005/1.329

brocade with patterns executed in gold-leafed paper and silk floss

rank 1.45662

accessories worn at the waist or below

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

costume by form

descriptors

design elements

main garments

objects we use

ornament areas

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.515a-amp-amp-sem-b/1954_1.515.JPG

Mizusashi (cold water jar for the tea ceremony)

Seifû Yohei III

1854-1914

20th century

circa 1893-1914

1954/1.515A&B

porcelain with celadon glaze and inlaid white slip design

rank 1.45662

ceramics

containers

descriptors

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

pottery (object genre)

stoneware