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Exhibition Records

Extent:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research files of NMAH staff involved in the project, namely: Lonn Taylor, Curator/Project Director; Harold A. Closter, Project Manager; Rayna Green, Curator; Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator; Howard Alexander Morrison, Writer; Hank Grasso, Designer; Lisa Falk, Educator; Susan Ostroff, Collections Manager; and Howard Bass, Music Program Coordinator. Also includes exhibition proposals and scripts; meeting minutes; photographs, slides, negatives, and contact sheets of subjects and objects for the exhibition; and audiotape recordings of Native American/Hispanic music. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-002
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-002

Untitled

Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Sue Ostroff, Collections Manager
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 24
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-002-refidd1e13138

Patri (flat pendant)

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 7.6 x 5.7 x 0.8 cm (3 x 2 1/4 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Rajasthan state, India
Date:
19th century
Topic:
drum  Search this
India  Search this
trishula  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.696
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye35e40e628-08d9-42a1-951c-844fa8115de3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.696

Curatorial Records, 1933-2017

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Fesperman, John T  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Sturm, Gary  Search this
Wedderburn, Alexander J  Search this
Ostroff, Eugene  Search this
Griffith, Fuller  Search this
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Delaney, Michelle Anne  Search this
Grassick, Mary K  Search this
Perich, Shannon Thomas  Search this
Haberstich, David  Search this
Hasse, John Edward 1948-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. processed holdings
23.08 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Brochures
Clippings
Floor plans
Phonograph records
Video recordings
Electronic records
Digital images
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic mail
Date:
1933
1933-2017
Topic:
Musical instruments  Search this
Music--History  Search this
Budget  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00540
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Records 1933-2017 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220023

Smithsonian Gardens, Archives of American Gardens Intern Presentation

Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-08-14T21:00:40.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianGardens
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_t22nvQ2yErM

Agency history, 1977-

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
Subject:
Block, Judith  Search this
Morse, Laura  Search this
Donato, Jenn  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1979
1977-
Topic:
Zoos--Collection management  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00233
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221784

Amulet of the goddess Sakhmet

Medium:
Faience (glazed composition)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.1 x 1.8 x 3.3 cm (2 3/8 x 11/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
1075-656 BCE
Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Topic:
Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1075 - 656 BCE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Sakhmet  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.162
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 20: A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3bbc2f1a2-3095-477c-ab94-242df8270e3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.162

Agency history, 1969-

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Office of the Registrar  Search this
Subject:
Noon, Mary A  Search this
Rose, Cordelia  Search this
Blackwelder, Mary  Search this
Burnham, Elizabeth  Search this
De Meio, Albina  Search this
Dreschler, Paul  Search this
Hathaway, Calvin S  Search this
Shipley, Dorothea C  Search this
Langehough, Steve  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1969
1969-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00197
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221287

Curatorial Correspondence, 1976-2006

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Textiles Department  Search this
Subject:
Sonday, Milton  Search this
Moss, Gillian  Search this
McQuaid, Matilda  Search this
Brown, Susan 1965-  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1976
1976-2006
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Research  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00905
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Correspondence 1976-2006 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Textiles Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226437

Saul Nesbitt Papers

Creator:
Nesbitt, Saul, 1920-1993  Search this
Names:
Archway Cookies, Inc.  Search this
Borden's Farm Products Co. of Illinois  Search this
Campbell Soup Company  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association  Search this
Franco American Food Co.  Search this
Lever Brothers and Unilever, ltd.  Search this
National Distillers and Chemical Corporation  Search this
Nesbitt Associates, Ltd.  Search this
P. Ballantine & Sons  Search this
Philip Morris Incorporated  Search this
Revlon, Inc.  Search this
Schick (Firm)  Search this
Scott Paper Company  Search this
Seagram Company  Search this
Collector:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Date:
1951-1984
Scope and Contents:
Background and biographical information consists of Nesbitt's resume, an artist/designer statement, list of clients and accomplishments of Nesbitt Associates, Ltd., press releases, articles, and photographs of the designer.,The materials in this collection document Nesbitt's work from 1951 through 1984.
The records of the office of public relations cover the years 1955-1963 and include press releases and clippings describing some Nesbitt's products, his theories on consumer motivation, and the results of his surveys, as well as correspondence with members of the press. General office correspondence is boxed separately.
Color slides, color and black & white transparencies, and black & white photographs of most of Nesbitt's designs for packaging from 1951-1981 are included. Oversized materials include books jackets and booklets designed by Nesbitt, as well as some renderings for packaging designs done in color.
Three samples of fitted presentation boxes designed by Nesbitt are included, as well as a prototype for a design award for Parsons School of Design in New York, and two "Multiplication" cubes commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Arrangement:
This collection has been reboxed in archivally-sound containers, but the materials have only been partially processed and arranged. Record groups include: 1) Backgound and Biographical Information; 2) Records of the Public Relations Office, 1955-1963; 3) Correspondence; 4) Slides, Transparencies, and Photographs; 5) Oversized Materials; and 6) Samples.
Biographical / Historical:
Packaging, industrial, and graphic designer. Born in New York City, August 10, 1920. Nesbitt was a student of sculptor Chaim Gross and studied art at many New York institutions including: Art Students League; New York University; Columbia University; Pratt Institute of Art; and the New School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 where he worked as a cartographer and as the head of the visual aid section in a military intelligence training center. In 1945, he joined the staff of Harper's Bazaar magazine where he was an illustrator assisting art director Alexey Brodovich. In 1946, Nesbitt was hired by the industrial design studio of Raymond Loewy as a handletterer and packaging designer.

He worked with Lippincott Industrial Design from 1948 to 1951. Nesbitt opened his own design studio, Nesbitt Associates, Ltd. in 1951. The firm specialized in package design, trademarks, and corporate identities. Some of his most recognizable designs were for the label for Campbell's Soup and the Florists' Telegraph Delivery (F.T.D.) Winged Mercury 'Interflora' figure, still used today. Nesbitt's other clients included: Franco American; Revlon; Ballantine Beer; Borden; Champion spark plugs; Kodak; Philip Morris cigarettes; Schick razors; and Archway cookies. In addition, Nesbitt developed the "Karry Kit" for Ballantine Beer which came to be widely used and known as the six pack.

Nesbitt was known for his revealing studies and surveys of the buying needs and preferences of the "average American housewife" and consumers in general. His opinions on what he referred to as "underpackaging" were widely publicized in professional magazines and journals. In 1984, Nesbitt retired from the design field and went to California to resume his career as a sculptor until his death in 1993.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

NMAH.AC.0367 Campbell Soup Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project

NMAH.AC.0552 Caroline R. Jones Papers

NMAH.AC.0060 Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

NMAH.AC.0939 Revlon, Incorporated Advertising Collection

NMAH.AC.0561 Albert W. Hampson Commercial Artwork Collection

Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Archives of American Art, Esta Nesbitt Papers, circa 1942-1981

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Archives Collection Management Records, 1989-2006
Provenance:
Collection donated by the designer's wife, Mrs. Saul Nesbitt, in 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Industrial designers  Search this
Packaging designers  Search this
Graphic designers  Search this
Topic:
Consumers -- Research  Search this
Consumers' preferences -- United States  Search this
Housewives as consumers  Search this
Labels -- Design  Search this
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Citation:
Saul Nesbitt Papers, 1951-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1275
See more items in:
Saul Nesbitt Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep857e2f039-d3d5-4307-a474-a5e5072e4e74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1275

Correspondence, 2011, 2017-2019

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Department  Search this
Subject:
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division  Search this
Type:
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2017
2017-2019
2011, 2017-2019
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Committees  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Workshops  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Loans  Search this
Awards  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-110
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2035. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 8/18/2022 memorandum, Johnstone to File; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence 1965-2019 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404760

Correspondence, 2000-2018

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department  Search this
Subject:
Needell, Allan A  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2000
2000-2018
Topic:
Astronautical museums  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Committees  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Special events  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Awards  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Loans  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Scientific surveys  Search this
Workshops  Search this
Tours  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-111
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 8/19/2022 memorandum, Johnstone to File; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence 1965-2019 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404761

Website Records, 2020

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
Twitter  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2020
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Social media  Search this
Online social networks  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-117
See more items in:
Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404768

"Commuter Applications to Collection Management in Herpetology and Ichthyology," Alan Leviton et al., 1982

Container:
Box 14 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1754

Standing hawk (Horus)

Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.7 x 5.1 x 2.2 cm (3 1/16 x 2 x 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
664-525 BCE
Period:
Late Period
Topic:
Late Period (664 - 332 BCE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Horus  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.163
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye329f3da94-2223-4750-9666-a14a080c7700
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.163

Inlay for furniture or funerary equipment

Medium:
Faience (glazed composition)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.3 x 1.7 x 0.7 cm (2 7/8 x 11/16 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Architectural Element
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
ca.1539-1075 BCE
Period:
New Kingdom
Topic:
New Kingdom (ca. 1539 - 1075 BCE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.164
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye386ac2775-0b2a-4add-9428-ab2c9b5120c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.164

Amulet: the crown of upper Egypt; eyelet at the back

Medium:
Faience (glazed composition)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm (1 1/8 x 1/2 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
664-525 BCE
Period:
Saite Dynasty 26
Topic:
Saite Dynasty 26 (664 - 525 BCE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
protection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.166
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b4c5972f-72d4-414f-984f-0cb205841782
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.166

Amulet in the form of a standing figure of Bes

Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
H x W: 1.4 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
305-30 BCE
Period:
Possibly Ptolemaic Dynasty
Topic:
Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Bes  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
protection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.167
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3696a904a-8515-488d-abd5-8fb8976066bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.167

Bead: resting goose on oblong plinth

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 0.9 x 0.5 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/16 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Egypt
Topic:
goose  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.630
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34e7a67a1-11c9-46dc-9b5c-f3b726663445
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.630

Amulet with the eyelet at the back

Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
H (overall): 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Egypt
Topic:
Egypt  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
protection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.631
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f9f11ff0-1adf-48e8-84a9-8edfb697acb4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.631

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