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Ebony Tree (Abnus) and Citron (Utruj); folio from a Aja'ib al-makhluqat ("Wonders of Creation")

Author:
Zakariyya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (d. 1283)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.7 x 22.4 cm (12 7/8 x 8 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iraq or Eastern Turkey
Date:
early 15th century
Topic:
naskh script  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Iraq  Search this
ebony tree  Search this
citron tree  Search this
plum tree  Search this
Wonders of Creation  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1954.72
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 04: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye35055e223-ea5e-4e96-b223-fad49a2c71f1
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edanmdm:fsg_F1954.72
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The Prevalence of Ritual: Baptism

Artist:
Romare H. Bearden, American, b. Charlotte, North Carolina, 1912–1988  Search this
Medium:
Collage of printed papers, paint, and graphite pencil on board
Dimensions:
9 1/8 x 12 in. (23.2 x 30.5 cm)
Type:
Collage
Date:
(1964)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.410
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Figuration
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2168de60e-34a8-45e4-83dc-1387ab44a88d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.410

Commemorative trophy head

Maker:
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron inlay
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.9 × 16.2 × 19.4 cm (8 5/8 × 6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
Date:
Late 15th-early 16th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
foreigner  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
82-5-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys71e1c3cda-0eda-42d9-9f04-3944c5999481
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_82-5-2

Wrapper

Object Name:
adinkra
Maker:
Asante artist  Search this
Medium:
Imported cotton cloth, black pigment
Dimensions:
H x L: 194.5 x 285.6 cm (76 9/16 x 112 7/16 in.)
Framed: 210.8 x 302.3 x 5 cm (83 x 119 x 1 15/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Mid-late 19th century
Topic:
star  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
83-3-8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7f8d7ca5a-7f89-4f5b-9d8a-ef23434de3a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_83-3-8

Headrest

Maker:
Master of Mulongo  Search this
Luba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, oil
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.1 x 12.4 x 9.2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Mid-late 19th century
Topic:
Household  Search this
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
86-12-14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c71c2054-a706-44f5-8ce4-a93e24f98cb7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_86-12-14
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Reduced Angled Spouted Black Piece

Maker:
Magdalene Anyango N. Odundo, born 1950, Kenya  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 44.5 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm (17 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Kenya
Date:
1990
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
91-4-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c9898025-d1f5-4e74-b0c9-3c193a6874fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_91-4-1

Double vessel

Object Name:
thibuk'alin
Maker:
Kabyle artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, slip
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 x 16.9 x 8.2 cm (4 5/16 x 6 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Kabylie, Algeria
Date:
19th century
Topic:
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
93-3-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c3ccce02-62ba-4b5c-9224-126dde240124
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-3-3

Pendant

Object Name:
tanfuk n' azraf
Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver, glass, wax
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.0 x 4.4 x 0.5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/16 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Ingal, Niger
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d2b82035-f92c-4f35-bfaf-a902188951a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-7
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Bowl with figures

Maker:
?l?´w?` of Ise, born ca. 1875–1938, Nigeria  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63.7 x 33.8 x 39 cm (25 1/16 x 13 5/16 x 15 3/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
ca. 1925
Topic:
Status  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of William A. McCarty-Cooper
Object number:
95-10-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7481d4430-518d-4405-ba87-affb6aa17182
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-10-1
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Hat

Object Name:
isicholo
Maker:
Zulu artist  Search this
Medium:
Red lead pigment, plant fiber, textile, cord
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15 x 45.3 x 45.3 cm (5 7/8 x 17 13/16 x 17 13/16 in.)
Type:
Textile and Fiber Arts
Geography:
KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
95-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7c6d5fc2c-2625-49db-a4a9-218abf50258f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-11-1

Urban Testaments IV

Maker:
Rudzani Nemasetoni, born 1962, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Tin, wood, found objects, plaster, copper, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 98.5 x 52 x 7 cm (38 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
95-13-10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1995 Rudzani Nemasetoni
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys711e6d92d-9225-48d7-82c9-43741f510a3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-13-10

Urban Testaments I

Maker:
Rudzani Nemasetoni, born 1962, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Sheet metal, wood, paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 93 x 51 x 7 cm (36 5/8 x 20 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
95-13-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1995 Rudzani Nemasetoni
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73259c535-4010-4d1b-bd1e-28e12d439d37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-13-7

Urban Testaments II

Maker:
Rudzani Nemasetoni, born 1962, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Sheet metal, wood, tin, paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 91 x 51.6 x 10 cm (35 13/16 x 20 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
95-13-8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1995 Rudzani Nemasetoni
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7db2f18ef-bd91-4cb7-97b7-b3021fb2bfd7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-13-8

Urban Testaments III

Maker:
Rudzani Nemasetoni, born 1962, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Tin, wood, plaster, paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 97.4 x 51.8 x 4.4 cm (38 3/8 x 20 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
95-13-9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1995 Rudzani Nemasetoni
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys78402757b-a00d-46a6-8423-3a1d053b841f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-13-9

Untitled #1

Maker:
Magdalene Anyango N. Odundo, born 1950, Kenya  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 47.5 x 42.8 x 42.8 cm (18 11/16 x 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Date:
1994
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
95-8-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys722bde9d3-88ed-45f6-9246-c7ac70d40c40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_95-8-1

Return of the Herdsman

Maker:
Tayo Adenaike, born 1954, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 60.8 x 46.0 cm (23 15/16 x 18 1/8 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1996
Topic:
geometric motif  Search this
Credit Line:
Sylvia H. Williams Memorial Fund for Acquisitions
Object number:
96-16-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys76eb5d6fd-d80f-4c66-b2a7-a4fd1bf4ec25
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-16-2
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The Dogs

Maker:
Chant Avedissian, 1951-2018, born Egypt  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on corrugated cardboard, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 247.6 x 149.7 cm (97 1/2 x 58 15/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Egypt
Date:
ca. 1994
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-20-1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77870c0c1-89c4-4453-ba05-fe05598b1e3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-20-1.1

The Nasser Era and Om Kalsoum

Maker:
Chant Avedissian, 1951-2018, born Egypt  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on corrugated cardboard, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 248 x 150 cm (97 5/8 x 59 1/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Egypt
Date:
ca. 1994
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-20-3.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
On View:
NMAfA, First Level North Galleries (1130-1134)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7910a7e45-018e-468e-9a6d-0315670f2fe4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-20-3.1

Qaf, "Al Alsmaie Tales"

Maker:
Ali Omar Ermes, born 1945, Libya  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic and ink on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 105.4 x 133.4 x 7.6 cm (41 1/2 x 52 1/2 x 3 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Libya
Date:
1983
Topic:
Writing  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
96-22-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1983 Ali Omar Ermes
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70c24a1fb-8d44-4a10-80f6-539bcf931a2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-22-2

The Muse 3

Maker:
Garth Erasmus, born 1956, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 78.6 x 51.3 x 3.5 cm (30 15/16 x 20 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Type:
Drawing and Collage
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
97-15-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7cc15c395-f5de-497d-8999-11e8d75082aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_97-15-2
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