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Bone

Michele Oka Doner

Realistic bone that looks like a femur. The texture and the glazing give it an aged look. The stoneware is porous like a bone.

Born 1945

20th century

circa 1978

1981/2.97

stoneware

rank 11.07573

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological concepts

ceramics

concepts in the arts

descriptors

forms of expression

modern and contemporary art

object genres

object genres by form

object genres by material

people and culture

philosophical concepts

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

pottery (object genre)

scientific concepts

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Little Torso No. 5 (Torse)

Hans Arp

A small polished bronze sculpture of a biomorphic form rising gracefully from a small base. Where it contacts the base, the form stands on two leg-like structures. The form rises from there, narrows, then opens up into a wider, more oblong shape at the top.

1886-1966

20th century

1930; cast 1957

1983/1.399

polished bronze

rank 10.10602

visual arts

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological components

biological concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

concepts in the arts

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

forms of expression

genres

inorganic material

life

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

modern and contemporary art

movement

nonferrous metal

objects we use

people and culture

scientific concepts

the human body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

Black kimono with the character kotobuki in several scripts, in deep red

Artist Unknown, Japan

Silk crepe dyed black with areas of wax-resist in the shape of kotobuki characters. These characters were brushed with red, which matches the inner red lining of momi plain weave silk above with persimmon silk crepe below.

mid-20th century

1940s-1950s

2005/1.390

black silk crepe with red paint

rank 9.98476

associated concepts

biological concepts

costume

costume by form

main garments

objects we use

people and culture

scientific concepts

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Head and torso of a Bodhisattva (Srivijaya Style)

Artist Unknown, Cambodia (Khmer)

8th century

8th century

1993/2.36

stone

rank 9.51460

associated concepts

biological components

buddhist doctrinal concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

doctrinal concepts

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

the human body

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Two Statues' Shadows

André Kertész

Square photograph with brown/amber/white color tones. Two glass objects sit in an abstract shape of a human figure. They are placed in the foreground with the heads tilted toward each other. On the right side there is a partial view of a table that is shown out of focus. Light is reflected on the rounded forms of the figures and their shadows are projected on a blank wall behind them. There is a large shadow profile of a man also projected onto the wall.

1894-1985

1979

2009/2.13

Polaroid SX-70-Cibachrome on paper

rank 9.36495

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

energy and related concepts

energy-related concepts

glass and glassmaking mixtures

inorganic material

light-related concepts

materials

materials by composition

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

scientific concepts

sculpture

sculpture by subject type

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Art Attack

Keith Haring

Oak panel with screen print; signed K.Haring 88 along lower right edge.

1958 - 1990

20th century

1988

1991/1.137

screenprint on oak panel

rank 9.23196

americas

associated concepts

biological concepts

genres

health and related concepts

health-related concepts

illness

international post-1945 styles and movements

locality

modern and contemporary art

north & central america

objects we use

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

psychological concepts

scientific concepts

social science concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

united states

visual works

visual works by location or context

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Untitled

Karel Appel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1921 - 2006, Zurich, Switzerland

20th century

1969

1986/2.47

lithograph on off-white paper

rank 8.92826

visual arts

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

concepts in the arts

forms of expression

genres

heads

modern and contemporary art

people and culture

the human body

upper body

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The Visitation

Anonymous

Two women on a staircase in an embrace. A man on one side with an arm raised in greeting. Another man is on the other side with a bag over his shoulder.

19th century

1827

2013/2.560

pencil, pen and brown ink on laid paper

rank 8.83940

architectural elements

associated concepts

biological concepts

chimneys and chimney components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

food

fruit

heating and cooking elements

materials

materials by function

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by gender

religions

religions and religious concepts

scientific concepts

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Three Eyes

André Kertész

Square photograph with overall blue/black/white tones, except for full color in the center circle. In the middle there is a sphere stacked on a circle, stacked on a cube. The sphere has the image of an upside down eye, the circle a color image of a blue eye with heavy dark lashes, and the cube has an image of the eye, lid and brow. A pair of eyeglasses are placed in front of the cube so that the eye sits behind the lens. Behind the stacked objects is a large sheet of paper rolled into a conical shape.

1894-1985

1979

2009/2.14

Polaroid SX-70-Cibachrome on paper

rank 8.63576

vision

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

faces

geometric concepts

geometric figures

heads

mathematical concepts

objects we use

people and culture

plane figures

scientific concepts

the human body

tools and equipment

upper body

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Untitled (March 5th) #2

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Two forty-watt light bulbs in simple porcelain light sockets hang together by their extension cords from a nail on the wall.

1957-1996

20th century

1991

1999/2.17

40-watt light bulbs, extension cords, porcelain light sockets

rank 8.43288

associated concepts

biological concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

events

found object sculpture

found objects

furnishings components

genres

health and related concepts

health-related concepts

illness

international post-1945 styles and movements

lighting device components

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

personal life events

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

psychological concepts

scientific concepts

sculpture

sculpture by form

sculpture by material

social science concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Song of Sentient Beings #1612

Bill Jacobson

Blurred image of a male nude figure bending forward from a standing position so that his hands nearly touch the ground.

born 1955

20th century

1995

1999/1.102

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 8.38328

associated concepts

biological concepts

descriptors

figures (representations)

forming

genres

health and related concepts

health-related concepts

illness

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

photographic prints

photographic prints by process

photographs

photographs by form

positives

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

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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 8.22362

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

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Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By

Ben Shahn

A colored print of a white hand holding onto a brown hand. Above their grasp is both Hebrew block and English lettering that translates/reads: "'Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By...". The painting illustrates the need for diversity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.102

photo-offset reproduction on paper

rank 8.19588

arms

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

image-making processes and techniques

object genres

object genres by location, context or origin

people and culture

political concepts

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

social science concepts

sociological concepts

the human body

upper body

writing (processes)

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Three Gold Rings, from Ringed Series

Todd Hoyer

A bulbous vessel with narrow mouth and base. The wood is burned and cracked and circled by three gold bands, two of which overlap.

burnt wood vessel with gold

b. 1952

late 20th century

1991

2002/2.145

eucalyptus, imitation gold leaf

rank 8.14121

associated concepts

biological concepts

containers

containers by form

descriptors

events

groups of people

kinship groups

materials

materials by origin

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

personal life events

physicochemical processes

plant material

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by material

processes and techniques by specific type

psychological concepts

scientific concepts

social groups

social science concepts

surface marking processes and techniques

wood and wood products

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Blue-and-white shallow plate with the character shou (longevity), surrounded by 4 crabs

Artist Unknown, China

18th-19th century

2006/2.53

porcelain with blue underglaze painting

rank 8.13395

associated concepts

biological concepts

ceramics

containers

containers by function or context

containers for serving and consuming food

culinary containers

descriptors

dishes

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

people and culture

pottery (object genre)

scientific concepts

stoneware

vessels for serving and consuming food

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Block for Printing "Longevity" Spirit Money, from Taiwan

Artist Unknown Taiwan

Wooden block painted cinnabar red with a carved floral design framing an inner square that contains six characters in the top and lower right, center, and left corners and a large character in the middle (“longevity”) with an image of two coins suspended from the wings of a stylized bat in the lower center.

20th century

late 20th century

2006/2.41.1

carved wood

rank 8.09308

associated concepts

ball game equipment

ball striking or snaring and throwing equipment

biological concepts

equipment

equipment by process

exchange media

image-making equipment

objects we use

people and culture

printing and printmaking equipment

printing blocks

printing surfaces

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for competitive activities

scientific concepts

sports and athletic equipment

tools and equipment

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Prayer Bell (Lontjeng) (One of a Pair)

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

This is one of a pair of Javanese bells. A talon-like vajra sits atop the bronze handle. Lotus petals decorate the base, and the faces encircling the the bell above them depict Prajnaparamita, the bodhisattva aspect of “Perfection of Wisdom.”

16th-17th century

16th century - 17th century

1957/2.53

bronze

rank 8.08943

hollow-bodied

associated concepts

bells and sets of bells

biological components

buddhism

buddhist doctrinal concepts

chordophones

components

components and systems

components by specific context

directly struck idiophones

doctrinal concepts

heads

objects

objects we use

people and culture

people and occupations

percussion idiophones

prayer

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

religious figures

saint

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

struck idiophones

the human body

upper body

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Head of a Buddha, probably a 'kebutsu' (Buddha in a transformation body) from the crown of an Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara

Artist Unknown, Japan

13th century

13th century

1973/2.38

gilt wood

rank 8.05164

associated concepts

biological components

bodhisattva

buddhist doctrinal concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

devotional images

doctrinal concepts

object genres

object genres by form

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

religious visual works

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by subject type

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Monument to the Lycée Chases

Christian Boltanski

Three black and white photographs of young people's faces are vertically arranged. Above each and below the center image are smaller versions of similar portrait photographs. Four of these smaller photos are also arranged in the line of the large photographs, one on each end, and two separating the larger pictues. All the photos are surrounded by an arrangement of light bulbs, which are connected by a network of electrical cables that snake along the walls and over the photos.

Born 1944

20th century

1989

2006/1.154

gelatin silver prints, biscuit tins, electric cables, and sixty-eight lightbulbs

rank 7.98260

associated concepts

austria (nation)

biological concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

constructions (sculpture)

europe (continent)

events

furnishings components

geographic and political locations

lighting device components

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by age group

personal life events

photographic prints

photographic prints by process

photographs

photographs by form

positives

psychological concepts

scientific concepts

sculpture

sculpture by technique

social science concepts

vienna state (state)

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Yaka Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

A stylized human head with an elaborate coiffure, sitting atop a larger animal head with scarification marks below the eyes, tops a well-carved staff with angular handle and a zig-zag carved pattern below the handle. The eyes of both figures are set in shallow cavities and appear squinted or closed.

mid 20th century

2001/2.19

wood

rank 7.95244

associated concepts

biological components

ceremonial weapons

components

components and systems

components by specific context

equipment

equipment by context

equipment for personal use

head

objects

objects we use

people and culture

political concepts

social science concepts

the human body

tools and equipment

upper body

walking sticks

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Study for 'Image in Xhorkom'

Arshile Gorky

Black and white drawing of organic forms vaguely resembling human figures flowing into one another in a room-like space. On the right hand side of the grouping stands the most recognizably humanoid figure.

1904 - 1948

20th century

circa 1936

1964/2.41

graphite and tempera on off-white laid paper

rank 7.84597

visual arts

abstraction

artistic concepts

asia

asia (continent)

associated concepts

biological concepts

biomorphic

concepts in the arts

drawings

drawings by function

european

european styles and periods

forms of expression

geographic and political locations

groups of people

kinship groups

life

life stages

locality

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

psychological concepts

scientific concepts

social groups

social science concepts

study

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

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Torso of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Thailand

16th-17th century

16th century - 17th century

2005/1.457

bronze

rank 7.79673

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

objects we use

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

the human body

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Pendant in the form of a pregnant woman

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

20th century

circa 1950

1983/2.143

brass

rank 7.76659

associated concepts

biological concepts

costume

costume accessories

costume accessories worn

descriptors

females

figures

jewelry

jewelry by form

metalwork

object genres

object genres by material

objects

objects of adornment

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by gender

scientific concepts

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Growing Forms

David Smith

A roughly teardrop-shaped sculpture of shiny cast aluminum. Within the basic organic shape are several curls and a shape that appears to be a woman or perhaps a fetus. The sculpture sits atop a tall wooden base composed of a stack of fat disc shapes.

1906-1965

20th century

1939

1980/1.213A

cast aluminum on wood base

rank 7.75378

visual arts

abstraction

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological concepts

concepts in the arts

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

events

forms of expression

inorganic material

life

materials

materials by composition

metal and metal products

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

people and culture

personal life events

scientific concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

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"Longevity" Spirit Money, from Taiwan (2 prints)

Artist Unknown Taiwan

Print with floral design framing an inner square that contains six characters in the top and lower right, center, and left corners and a large character in the middle (“longevity”) with an image of two coins suspended from the wings of a stylized bat in the lower center.

20th century

20th century

2006/2.41.2A

red ink on paper

rank 7.65559

animals and creatures

associated concepts

biological concepts

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

exchange media

image-making equipment

image-making processes and techniques

mammals

objects we use

people and culture

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing and printmaking equipment

printing surfaces

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

tools and equipment

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"Longevity" spirit money from Taiwan

Artist Unknown Taiwan

Print with floral design framing an inner square that contains six characters in the top and lower right, center, and left corners and a large character in the middle (“longevity”) with an image of two coins suspended from the wings of a stylized bat in the lower center. Swath of oranga paint and imitation gold foil in the middle.

20th century

20th century

2008/1.171

orange paint, imitation gold foil, and red ink on paper

rank 7.65559

animals and creatures

associated concepts

biological concepts

descriptors

equipment

equipment by process

exchange media

image-making equipment

image-making processes and techniques

mammals

objects we use

people and culture

printing and printing processes and techniques

printing and printmaking equipment

printing surfaces

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

tools and equipment

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Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina and devotees

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

Multi-colored ink on paper. Prominent reds, yellows and blues. Six figures, three smaller (clothed), three larger (nude or semi-nude). Scene of worship.

18th century

circa 18th century

1975/2.176

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 7.63359

asian

associated concepts

biological concepts

forms

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

health and related concepts

health-related concepts

lighting devices

lighting devices by form

making art

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

physical activities

physical activities by general context

projectile weapons

projectile weapons with nonexplosive propellant

projectiles with nonexplosive propellant

scientific concepts

text-based art

torches and torch holders

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapons

weapons and ammunition

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Black Head

Horst Antes

b. 1936

20th century

1968?

1983/1.263

three-color lithograph on paper

rank 7.62627

transfer method

visual arts

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

concepts in the arts

forms of expression

genres

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people and culture

planographic prints

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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Head of Shiva

India, Central India

10th-11th century

10th century - 11th century

1998/1.182

sandstone

rank 7.51841

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

the human body

upper body

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Vajra bell (Lontjeng) (one of a pair)

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

This is one of a pair of Javanese bells. A talon-like vajra sits atop the bronze handle. Lotus petals decorate the base, and the faces encircling the the bell above them depict Prajnaparamita, the bodhisattva aspect of “Perfection of Wisdom.”

16th -17th century

16th century - 17th century

1957/2.54

bronze

rank 7.46246

hollow-bodied

associated concepts

bells and sets of bells

biological components

buddhism

buddhist doctrinal concepts

chordophones

components

components and systems

components by specific context

copper alloy

copper and copper alloy

descriptors

directly struck idiophones

doctrinal concepts

heads

inorganic material

materials

materials by composition

metal

metal and metal products

metal by composition or origin

nonferrous metal

objects

objects we use

people and culture

percussion idiophones

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

sound devices

sound devices by acoustical characteristics

struck idiophones

the human body

upper body

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Head of an unidentified male figure, possibly a donor figure or a devotee in a Buddhist sculpture group

Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

This head of a male figure with curly hair and a mustache would once have been part of a large stucco sculpture group. Part of the stucco has flaked away from the right-hand side of the face.

5th century

circa 5th century

1948/1.102

stucco

rank 7.43881

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by gender

religions

religions and religious concepts

the human body

upper body

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Hana no kaze (Flower Wind)

Nakayama Tadashi

Bright colored flowers of red, yellow, purple and blue are depicted in the center of the print; a shadow of a girl's face is on the left side of the print.

born 1927

20th century

1973

2011/2.25

color woodblock print on paper

rank 7.41454

associated concepts

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

heads

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

settlements and landscapes

the human body

upper body

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

woody plants

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Uma, torso (Khmer-Bayon style)

Artist Unknown, Cambodia (Khmer)

12th-13th century

12th century - 13th century

1993/2.49

sandstone

rank 7.37001

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

object genres

object genres by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

the human body

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Visit to the Hospital

Käthe Kollwitz

A woman sits on the edge of a bed in which a figure lays. A child stands next to the woman. A chair with a bag on it sits in the right bottom corner.

1867 - 1945

20th century

1929

1956/1.59

woodcut on Japan paper

rank 7.36391

associated concepts

biological concepts

european

european styles and periods

furnishings

furnishings by form or function

furniture

furniture by form or function

health and related concepts

health-related concepts

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

offspring

parents

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by family relationship

physical activities

physical activities by general context

scientific concepts

seating furniture

single seating furniture

sleeping and reclining furniture

spouses

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

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Human Puppet Head

Artist Unknown, African, Bamana Peoples, Mali

A stylized rendering of a human face with long narrow nose, round eyes set close to bridge of nose, and open, ellipitical mouth. The head is carved in shape of a coiffure that resembles a helmet which extends down the sides of the head. The head is topped with a high arched sagital crest. Patina is dark brown in color with traces of red and blue pigment. Sheet metal cut in circles and long strips embellish the top of the head.

20th century

1900-1970

1971/2.21

wood, sheet metal, cloth and pigment

rank 7.33169

artistic concepts

artistic devices

associated concepts

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buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

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events

objects we use

people and culture

performing arts structures

recreational artifacts

recreational artifacts for noncompetitive activities

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

the human body

upper body

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Fallen Head

Karel Appel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1921 - 2006, Zurich, Switzerland

20th century

1960

1963/1.74

gouache and crayon on white wove paper

rank 7.26597

visual arts

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

concepts in the arts

european

european styles and periods

forms of expression

genres

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

people and culture

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the human body

upper body

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Bowl with bird holding leaf and inscription

Iran, Kashan

A wide-mouth, narrow-base bowl with overglaze lustre decorations of a bird holding leaf. There are inscriptions as part of the decorations.

12th-13th century

12th century - 13th century

1957/1.63

fritware with overglaze lustre painting

rank 7.21865

animal material

animals and creatures

associated concepts

biological material

containers

containers by form

descriptors

document genres

document genres by form

geographic and political locations

information forms

materials

materials by origin

middle east (general region)

objects we use

people and culture

plant material

religions

religions and religious concepts

vessels

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We Shall Overcome

Ben Shahn

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

Lithuania, 1898-1969

1965

2011/1.104

offset photolithograph on paper

rank 7.20347

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biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

drawings

drawings by technique

heads

image-making processes and techniques

objects we use

people and culture

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processes and techniques by specific type

social science concepts

sociological concepts

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works by subject type

writing (processes)

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The Three Abundant Blessings

Wang Yingxiang (Wang Ying-hsiang)

Throngs of people appear active in this landscape. Some gather in the house, while others play in the garden. This scene is set among rocks, trees, and mountains.

act. late 18th to early 19th century

19th century

1818

1965/1.181

hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 7.11579

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biological concepts

buildings and the land

descriptors

dwellings

earth sciences concepts

houses

houses by occupants

inorganic material

landscapes (environments)

materials

materials by composition

natural landscapes

objects we use

official residences

open spaces

open spaces and site elements

open spaces by form

paintings

paintings by form

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

residential structures

scientific concepts

scroll paintings

settlements and landscapes

single built works

single built works by function

single built works by specific type

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

woody plants

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Shallow open box with three compartments, adorned with women's faces

Artist Unknown, Iran

An open box with three components. It is made of earthenware and has blue and black decorations depicting female faces.

19th century

19th century

1957/1.99

earthenware with blue and black underglaze painting

rank 7.09694

associated concepts

biological components

borders (ornament areas)

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

descriptors

design elements

geographic and political locations

heads

middle east (general region)

object genres

object genres by material

objects we use

ornament areas

people and culture

religions

religions and religious concepts

the human body

upper body

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Cactus

Graham Sutherland

Three forms that are simulatenously organic and sculptural stand in a line. At their base they appear sculptural or vessel-like, but further up they become more organic and cactus-like in their form. The table and background are yellow. The forms are executed mostly with white, off-white, and gray.

1903 - 1980

20th century

1950

1954/2.39

oil on canvas

rank 7.07062

visual arts

artistic concepts

associated concepts

biological concepts

buildings and the land

concepts in the arts

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

forms of expression

genres

image-making processes and techniques

landscapes (environments)

life

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

movement

natural landscapes

objects we use

painting and painting techniques

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painting techniques by medium

people and culture

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

settlements and landscapes

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

visual works

visual works by subject type

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Marilyn

Andy Warhol

Portrait of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

1928 - 1987

20th century

1967

1969/1.85

screenprint on paper

rank 6.98186

transfer method

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

concepts in the arts

deaths

events

historical, theoretical and critical concepts

international post-1945 styles and movements

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

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

personal life events

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

social science concepts

social status

sociological concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

women

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Marilyn

Andy Warhol

Portrait of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

1928 - 1987

20th century

1967

1969/1.86

screenprint on paper

rank 6.98186

transfer method

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

concepts in the arts

deaths

events

historical, theoretical and critical concepts

international post-1945 styles and movements

modern and contemporary art

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people and occupations

people by occupation

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people in the arts and related occupations

people in the humanities

people in the performing arts

performing artists

personal life events

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

social science concepts

social status

sociological concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

women

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Paraders with Flowering Tree Branches, Moscow

Dmitri Baltermants

A parade in Moscow. Presumably this parade is in the springtime, participants hold flowering tree branches. In the center a father and his young daughter, who is sitting on his shoulders, smile as they walk down the street.

Russian, 1912-1990

2003

2012/2.92

gelatin silver print on paper

rank 6.90679

asia (continent)

associated concepts

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

earth sciences concepts

freewheeled vehicles

freewheeled vehicles by form or function

geographic and political locations

herbaceous plants

image-making processes and techniques

land vehicles

land vehicles by form

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

people and culture

photographic processes

photography and photographic processes and techniques

physical sciences concepts

plant components

plants

processes and techniques

processes and techniques by specific type

scientific concepts

seasons

settlements and landscapes

transportation vehicles

trees (components)

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

vehicles

woody plants

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Sandcastle

Anne Truitt

A long, low rectangular with a painted band of green extends around the rectangle at floor level. The upper half is painted off-white. About three fourths of the length is uniform. The other quarter, at the viewer's right, has several features: two depressed areas, and two raised areas, which are painted in a brighter white.

1921-2004

20th century

1963

1984/2.57

acrylic on wood

rank 6.81914

associated concepts

biological concepts

combination inorganic/organic material

culture and related concepts

culture-related concepts

descriptors

european

european styles and periods

genres

international post-1945 styles and movements

life

life stages

materials

materials by composition

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

objects we use

paintings

paintings by material or technique

people and culture

post-1945 fine arts styles and movements

recreation

scientific concepts

sculpture

sculpture by material

soil

soil by composition or origin

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

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The Lord's Prayer, sheet 11 - The Power and the Glory (Das Vaterunser - Und die Kraft und die Herrlichkeit)

Max Pechstein

Positioned in the upper center, a large eye sits inside a black triangle from which five arms and hands radiate. Behind the triangle and extending to the viewer's right edge is a rainbow. Below the triangle is a stylized, mask-like face that radiates beams of light rom its eyes. On each side of this large face is a man's face in profile. In the far background, there are mountains and clouds.

1881 - 1955

20th century

1921

1948/1.433

woodcut with hand-coloring on paper

rank 6.81730

transfer method

architecture

arms

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

document genres

document genres by form

document genres for literary works

earth sciences concepts

electromagnetic radiation

energy

energy and related concepts

european

european styles and periods

heads

human body

information forms

modern and contemporary art

modern european fine arts styles and movements

modern european styles and movements

monuments

movement

object groupings

object groupings and systems

object groupings by specific context

objects we use

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

physics concepts

prints

prints by process

prints by process or technique

relief prints

religions and religious concepts

religious concepts

scientific concepts

styles and periods

styles and periods by region

the human body

the natural world

upper body

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

visual works groupings

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

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Head of a Buddha

Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

3rd century

3rd century

1981/2.67

stone

rank 6.75189

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

devotional images

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by function

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Head of a Buddha

Gandhara (ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

2nd-3rd century

2nd century - 3rd century

1996/2.32

gray schist

rank 6.75189

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components

components and systems

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devotional images

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people

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people and culture

people by state or condition

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religious visual works

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by function

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Head of a Buddha

Indonesia

16th century

16th century

2000/1.26

stone

rank 6.75189

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

devotional images

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

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the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by subject type

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Head of a Buddha

Artist Unknown, Indonesia, Java

10th century

10th century

2001/2.129

andesite stone

rank 6.75189

associated concepts

biological components

components

components and systems

components by specific context

devotional images

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by state or condition

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious visual works

the human body

upper body

visual works

visual works by function

visual works by subject type