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Twin headboard

Artist:
Donald Deskey, American, 1894–1989
Medium:
graphite, tracing paper
Object Name:
Drawing
Type:
Drawing
Place:
USA
Date:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald Deskey
Accession Number:
1988-101-1999
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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The Twins

Artist:
Lily Harmon, American, b. New Haven, Connecticut, 1912–1998
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 1/8 × 36 1/8 in. (152.6 × 91.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1984
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the artist, 1993
Accession Number:
93.24
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Twin Pagodas, Soochow

Artist:
Elizabeth Keith (1887 - 1956)
Publisher:
S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34.1 x 21.9 cm (13 7/16 x 8 5/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1935
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
farming
Showa era (1926 - 1989)
pagoda
Japan
Japanese Art
Robert O. Muller collection
rice
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.1054
Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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The Hehe twins

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.3 x 6.2 x 1.3 cm (2 1/2 x 2 7/16 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Topic:
bird
lotus
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.273
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Joined twin juglets

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.7 x 16.4 x 7.9 cm (5 x 6 7/16 x 3 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Northwest Iran
Date:
ca. 1400-800 B.C.E.
Period:
Iron Age I - II
Topic:
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 B.C.E.)
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 B.C.E.)
Iran
earthenware
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
Accession Number:
S1994.12
Rights:
Copyright with museum
Provenance:
To 1965
Galerie Israel, Tel Aviv, to 1965 [1]
From 1965 to 1994
Joan and Frank Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Galerie Israel in 1965
From 1994
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Joan and Frank Mount in 1994
Notes:
[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
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Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House

Expedition:
Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel
Min. Elevation:
3353
Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.
Collector:
Sereno Watson
Place:
Utah, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Aug 1869
Common name:
twin-flower sandwort
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0296
Barcode:
01172480
USNM Number:
10000
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
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GPI : Historical Collections
Botany
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Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House

Expedition:
Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel
Min. Elevation:
3048
Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.
Collector:
Sereno Watson
Place:
Nevada, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Aug 1868
Common name:
twin-flower sandwort
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0296
Barcode:
01172480
USNM Number:
9999
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 Aug 2015
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Botany
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Baby Monkey Twins at Play

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-15T04:00:00.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment
Video Title:
Baby Monkey Twins at Play
Description:
In Brazil, forest space for golden lion tamarins is dwindling, so the National Zoo came up with a plan to breed monkeys and release them back into the wild. From: BABY NEW AT THE ZOO http://bit.ly/1rxIjEb
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14,656
Video Duration:
3 min 39 sec
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Twin Sisters [lipstick case]

Medium:
metal
National Origin:
American
Type:
Lipstick case
Accession Number:
1995.0008.0047
Description:
"Twin Sisters" lipstick case, with pink lipstick inside. Outside has picture of four women.
Previous owner Jacqueliine Griffith was the only child of Delaphine Griffith. Delaphine was the only child of Sarah Thomas. Mother and daughter were very close. However, Jacqueline Griffith was quite private and reserved, therefore little is known about the family, her private life or the collection.l
June P. Brown is the executor of Jacqueline Griffith's estate.
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Twin Hyde, Newark, NJ

Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, b. 1927
Medium:
Lithograph on off-white shiny paper
Type:
graphic design
Label
Object Name:
Label
Made in:
USA
Date:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-102-3
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Imprinted Globe Leather logo in black and orange ink at upper right: G [with orange circle and black lines to look like a globe at the center of the G]. Etched against background of black ink vertically at center: USE NO HOOKS. In orange ink at bottom right: USE NO HOOKS. In black ink at top center: TWIN HYDE/595 Third Street, Newark 7, New Jersey. At left: Your order/Roll number/Width/Gross Yards/Yards allowance/Net yards/Gross pounds/Tare/Net pounds
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Dish with twin handles

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 6.7 × 23.3 cm (2 5/8 × 9 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Wadi Bayhan, Yemen
Date:
early 1st century
Topic:
casting
cooking
Yemen
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Wendell and Merilyn Phillips collection
dish
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
Accession Number:
S2013.2.78
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Ceramic vessel: "Hasinai Twins"

Collector:
Dr. J. D. Rogers
Circumference:
63.5cm ca.
Diameter:
11cm ca.
6cm ca
Culture:
Caddo
Object Type:
Vessel
Place:
Norman, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Oct 2007
Topic:
Ethnology
USNM Number:
E432917-0
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
This vessel is part of a collection of three ceramic vessels (catalog numbers E432917 - E432919) made by Caddo tribe member, Jereldine (Jeri) Redcorn, née Cross. The vessel, named "Hasinai Twins" by the maker, is a tall ovaloid vase shape, with a simple restricted mouth and a slightly flared rim. Made of red clay, with the incised decoration filled with white-grey powdered material, likely kaolinite clay. The design features two human figures standing back to back, with a raccoon between them. On the back of the vessel, there are three incised circles inside of each other, with the central circle quartered by two intersecting lines. The phrase "Hasinai Twins" is a reference to the "coninisi", a pair of supernatural children who served as intermediaries between the Caddo priests and God as described by a Spanish missionary sometime between 1691 and 1722 (Hatcher 1927-1928, [Pt. 2]:290-292; Rogers and Sabo 2004:625). In naming her vessel, Ms. Redcorn has utilized this early ethnographic information in conjunction with her interpretation of a design motif found on a partially restored engraved shell (Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, LfCrI, B108-4) from the Spiro site in eastern Oklahoma. The paired figures motif is known from several examples at Spiro, in the Craig A style (Phillips and Brown 1984:136). Citations: Hatcher, Mattie A. (translator). 1927-1928. Descriptions of the Tejas or Asinai Indians. 4 Pts. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 30(3):206-218, (4):283-304; 31 (1):50-62, (2):150-180. Phillips, Phil and James A. Brown. 1984. Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, Mass. Rogers, J. Daniel and George Sabo, III. 2004. The Caddos. In Handbook of North American Indians, Southeast. Vol 14. pp. 616-631. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.
Record Last Modified:
15 Dec 2014
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Twin Mule Deer Fawns

Artists/Makers:
Harrison Begay (Haskay Yahne Yah [Warrior Who Walked Up to His Enemy]), Diné (Navajo), b. 1917
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Silkscreen printed
Dimensions:
28 x 32 cm
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1951-1952
Catalog Number:
25/9535
Collection History:
Purchased from the artist in 1952 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Snake River Gorge Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho, from the series The World in a Few States

Artist:
Stuart Klipper, born New York City 1941
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 12 x 38 1/8 in. (30.3 x 96.8 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1990
Topic:
Landscape\Idaho\Twin Falls
Architecture\bridge\Snake River Gorge Bridge
Landscape\river\Snake River
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Object number:
1991.47.3
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1990, Stuart Klipper
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Twin Sisters [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Twins [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Artist:
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter 1872-1955
Subject:
Unidentified
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait group--Family--Siblings
Portrait female--Bust
Image number:
SSC S0002372
Notes:
On photo mount label: Mrs. B. P. Vonnoh. Twin sisters (marble). Chicago, Coll Mrs. Charles E. Kohle. Print made by mus. from neg. loaned by Mrs. Vonnoh. Classification number: 282/V946/920. Accession: 47861.
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Filling the Void Left by the Twin Towers

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-09-05T19:35:59.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment
Video Title:
Filling the Void Left by the Twin Towers
Description:
Daniel Libeskind, master planner of the future World Trade Center site, walks us through his architectural designs and their significance to the memory of 9/11. From: CROWNING NEW YORK http://bit.ly/1sdY5qd
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4,187
Video Duration:
2 min 6 sec
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Carding Comb, Twin (Shana Pasham Dokard)

Donor Name:
Dr. Donald M. Godden
Culture:
Persian
Object Type:
Comb
Place:
West Pakistan, Pakistan, Asia
Accession Date:
1973-Mar-09
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
304539
USNM Number:
E414511-0
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Dec 2014
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Conjoined twin adult shrimp (Decapoda: Penaeidae)

Author:
Williams, Austin B.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1988
Topic:
Invertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Natural History
Citation:
Fishery Bulletin, 86(3): 595-597.
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Hercules Conquering the Molionide Twins

Artist:
Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528
Medium:
Woodcut on paper
Culture:
German
Type:
figures
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
Germany
Date:
ca. 1497
Credit Line:
Gift of Leo Wallerstein
Accession Number:
1950-5-14
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
A man wearing an animal skin carrying a club (presumably Hercules) has thrown down another man wearing armor. A second man in armor is already on the ground. Behind, a young woman is pursued by an older nude woman brandishing a jawbone. In the background, a landscape and two towns.
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Amos Tutuola's Head

Maker:
Twins Seven-Seven, 1944-2011, born Nigeria
Medium:
Etching on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.3 x 19 cm (9 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.) (image size)
Type:
Print
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1964
Topic:
Human
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2000-1-1
Label Text:
The first half of the twentieth century gave rise to widespread experimentation with new media by Africa’s artists. Many of Nigeria’s artists, for example, explored new techniques, including oil painting and printmaking. As elsewhere on the continent, some of these artists received training at local and international art schools, while others were taught in community workshops offered by expatriate artists.
Modern African artwork addressed a range of subject matter, from political concerns of the day to depictions of a rapidly transforming landscape due to social and environmental changes.
A major artistic transformation occurred in Oshogbo, a Yoruba town in western Nigeria, in the early 1960s. Expatriates Susanne Wenger, Ulli Beier and Georgina Beier introduced new techniques and materials to Yoruba artists and urged them to find their own forms of expression. Wenger, from Austria, worked with the New Sacred Art Movement to preserve a grove of trees sacred to the river goddess Oshun. Ulli Beier, a teacher from Germany, organized art workshops conducted by Guyanese art historian and artist Denis Williams, African American artist Jacob Lawrence and English artist Georgina Beier. The workshops focused on printmaking but were intended to help participants learn to support themselves as artists. Many of them have gone on to create important family legacies of artists. Twins Seven-Seven, for example, has influenced generations of artists on three continents. Others applied their work to various media.
Born Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale Aitoyeje, the artist chose the name Twins Seven-Seven as a reference to the good fortune and spiritual power of being a twin in a series of twins. A multitalented musician and artist associated with Oshogbo, he paints, draws, sculpts, designs textiles and works in metal. This piece, entitled "Amos Tutuola's Head," is part of a group of etchings the artist created to illustrate the works of famous Nigerian writer Amos Tutuola (1920-1997). Populated with spirits and ghosts, Twins Seven-Seven's etchings speak well to the writer's fantastical stories; with his imagery also tying to Yoruba oral traditions, myths, religion and his own personal experiences.
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