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Bowl

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 5.2 x 17.5 cm (2 1/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Glass
Vessel
Origin:
Possibly Alexandria, Egypt
Date:
late 1st century BCE-late 4th century CE
Period:
Roman Period
Topic:
Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1965.16
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edanmdm:fsg_F1965.16
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Plaque

Medium:
Glass and bronze with gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 4.9 x 9.8 cm (1 15/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
Date:
2nd century B.C.E
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.277
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1917.277

Amulet: a paten with a lion and serpent in relief. Eyelet broken off

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Diam (overall): 1.6 cm (5/8 in)
Type:
Glass
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Syria
Date:
4th century
Topic:
lion  Search this
serpent  Search this
Syria  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
protection  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.893
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1909.893

Fragment of medallion of purple glass paste

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.9 x 3.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/2 in)
Type:
Glass
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Venice, Italy
Date:
ca. 1300
Topic:
Italy  Search this
European Art  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1910.24
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1910.24

Giant Clams Debut at the Invertebrate Exhibit

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-03T14:43:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
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edanmdm:yt_Cbsay97RzqY

Butterfly Adaptations- How They Come by Their Colors ft. Smithsonian Experts

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-01-29T16:36:11.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of Natural History
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianNMNH
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_zyDnu18ax-Q

Biomimicry and Butterflies: How Nature is Inspiring Design and Innovation

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-09-11T16:02:27.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianMagazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_QpEsb-fun44

A Gem-quality Iridescent Orthoamphibole from Wyoming

Author:
Dietrich, R. V.  Search this
White, John S.  Search this
Nelen, J. E.  Search this
Chyi, K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1988
Citation:
Dietrich, R. V., White, John S., Nelen, J. E., and Chyi, K. 1988. "A Gem-quality Iridescent Orthoamphibole from Wyoming." Gems and Gemology, 24 161–164.
Identifier:
97507
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_97507

Iridescence in Metamorphic 'Rainbow' Hematite

Author:
Lin, Xiayang  Search this
Heaney, Peter J.  Search this
Post, Jeffrey E.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2018
Citation:
Lin, Xiayang, Heaney, Peter J., and Post, Jeffrey E. 2018. "Iridescence in Metamorphic "Rainbow" Hematite." Gems & Gemology, 54, (1) 28–39. https://doi.org/10.5741/GEMS.54.1.28.
Identifier:
146557
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5741/GEMS.54.1.28
ISSN:
0016-626X
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_146557

Protecting the Iridescent

Author:
Barack, Sarah  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2018
Citation:
Barack, Sarah. 2018. "Protecting the Iridescent." Cooper Hewitt Conservation New York: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Aug 14, 2018. https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2018/08/14/protecting-the-iridescent/.
Identifier:
150399
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_150399

Iridescence

Author:
Orr, Emily  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2019
Citation:
Orr, Emily (Curator). 2019. "Iridescence." New York, New York: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2018-07-28 to 2019-10-27..
Identifier:
151594
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_151594

Jar

Medium:
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W: 62.4 x 31.2 cm (24 9/16 x 12 5/16 in)
Style:
Pewabic ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date:
ca. 1918
Topic:
Pewabic ware  Search this
United States  Search this
earthenware  Search this
glazed  Search this
American Art  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1918.163
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b88e9d1b-6d4f-48c8-8ce3-77cfb228db65
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edanmdm:fsg_F1918.163
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Hagi ware sake bottle with faceted sides

Medium:
Stoneware with rice-straw ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.5 x 16.6 cm (9 5/8 x 6 9/16 in)
Style:
Hagi ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Fukawa kilns, Nagato, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan
Date:
19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Hagi ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
water  Search this
wine  Search this
sake  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.385
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edanmdm:fsg_F1911.385
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Jar

Medium:
Stone-paoste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.6 x 26.2 cm (12 13/16 x 10 5/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
12th-13th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.13
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edanmdm:fsg_F1908.13

Dish

Medium:
Stone-paste decorated with glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 4.7 x 17.3 cm (1 7/8 x 6 13/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
13th-14th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.28
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b5b45e27-58cc-454f-a7a9-8a5d2b17e047
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1908.28
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Jug

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.5 x 16.3 cm (7 11/16 x 6 7/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
12th-14th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.31
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye372ea49ee-97a3-48d1-9e6c-bb3b6e097d52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1908.31

Vase

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 25.4 × 16.4 cm (10 × 6 7/16 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
12th-14th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.242
Restrictions & Rights:
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The Story of the Beautiful
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31ac3bda4-c6f9-4d9a-8964-4945c49741e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1905.242

Bottle

Medium:
Glazed clay
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 20 × 18.4 cm (7 7/8 × 7 1/4 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
11th-12th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.245
Restrictions & Rights:
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36f1f2f69-793d-4cc2-a665-b2b685218597
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edanmdm:fsg_F1905.245
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Cup in the form of an inverted bell (fragment)

Medium:
Glazed clay
Dimensions:
H x W: 15.2 x 10.5 cm (6 x 4 1/8 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
12th-14th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.248
Restrictions & Rights:
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye361c47555-205f-448c-b62b-47b56f5c8304
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1905.248

Jar

Medium:
Earthenware with alkaline glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 27.3 × 19.4 cm (10 3/4 × 7 5/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Iraq
Date:
1st-3rd century
Period:
Parthian period
Topic:
Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)  Search this
Iraq  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
iridescence  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.255
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3cb58dd27-62e9-4799-92b6-4bda618b6db1
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edanmdm:fsg_F1905.255
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