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Cup with stand (youring)

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Lhasa, Central Tibet
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
stand  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2013.26a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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On View:
Sackler Gallery 26a: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34e06bc40-2cc1-4bc7-a3f2-1a5b2ff711cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2013.26a-b

MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography

Creator:
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894  Search this
Extent:
41.29 Linear feet (22 boxes, 29 folders, 3 mounted drawings, and 3 rolled items)
Note:
Some materials, especially in series 3, are stored in the NAA artwork collection.
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pictographs
Place:
Oceania
Date:
1849-1902
bulk 1870-1895
Summary:
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology who focused primarily on Native American sign language and pictography. This collection reflects Mallery's research interests and methods. Much of the collection is comprised of correspondence and notes relating to sign language and pictography and is organized chiefly by either the cultural or geographic region to which the material belongs. Bound volumes of several of his publications are included, along with annotated draft copies from collaborators. In the case of Mallery's work on pictography, the collection includes several oversize items including original works and reproductions.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains Garrick Mallery's research and writings as a BAE ethnologist and is largely comprised of correspondence and preparatory materials for publications on Native American sign language and pictography. The geographic scope of the material is chiefly the present-day United States and Canada, though other areas of the world are represented less comprehensively. Correspondence and research notes include verbal descriptions of signs, sometimes with illustrations included. Bound volumes of Mallery's publications are included, along with annotations from collaborators. In addition, this collection includes notecards, drawings, illustrations, photographs, articles, and art objects. Art objects (mostly oversize) deal chiefly with Dakota winter counts and other artifacts.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into 3 series: 1) Research Notes, undated; 2) Materials on Sign Language, 1843-1849, 1873-1894; 3) Materials on Pictographs and Petroglyphs, 1849-1902, undated
Biographical Note:
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and practiced law in Philadelphia from 1853 until the outbreak of the American Civil War. While serving in the army, he became interested in Native American sign language and pictography, perhaps while performing his duties in frontier areas. After retiring from the military in 1879, Mallery was appointed to the newly created Bureau of American Ethnology as one of its first ethnologists. In his work with the Bureau, Mallery pioneered the study of sign language and pictographs, examining them as a universal human phenomenon with a direct link to spoken language.

In his work, Mallery collected and examined sign language vocabulary from Native American groups throughout the U.S. and Canada and regularly solicited contributions from collaborators. He also related his findings to examples from the wider world, comparing the formation of Native American signs to those in other areas by hearing individuals and by the deaf. Mallery completed several publications on the topic throughout the 1880s, notably Introduction to the Study of Sign language Among the North American Indians (1880), A Collection of Gesture- Signs and Signals of the North American Indians (1880), and "Sign-language among North American Indians Compared with that Among other People and Deaf-mutes," which appeared in the BAE 1st Annual Report (1881).

While most widely known for his work with sign language, Mallery also undertook extensive research into Native American pictography. Like his work with sign language, he both conducted original research and solicited assistance from collaborators. He was especially interested in the representational images in Dakota winter counts and petroglyphs in the United States and throughout the world.

Sources Consulted

Fletcher, Robert. "Garrick Mallery, President of the Philosophical Society of Washington, in 1888." In Brief Memoirs of Colonel Garrick Mallery, U.S.A., Who Died October 24, 1894, 3-8. Washington: Judd & Detweiler, 1895.

Fletcher, Robert. "Colonel Garrick Mallery, U.S.A." American Anthropologist 8, no. 2 (1895): 79-80.

Chronology

1831 -- Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on April 25

1850 -- Graduates Yale College

1853 -- Earns LL. B. from the University of Pennsylvania Admitted to the Pennsylvania bar

1853-1861 -- Practices law in Philadelphia

1861 -- Enters the volunteer army of the United States

1862 -- Severely wounded in the battle of Peach Orchard, Virginia Captured and held prisoner at Libby prison in Richmond, Virginia

1866 -- Completes service with volunteer army of the United States Accepts commission in regular army of the United States

1870 -- Marries Helen W. Wyckoff

1879 -- Retires from the United States army due to disability Appointed to the Bureau of American Ethnology

1880 -- Publishes Introduction to the Study of Sign-Language Among the North American Indians as Illustrating the Gesture-Speech of Mankind and A Collection of Gesture-Signs and Signals of the North American Indians With Some Comparisons

1881 -- Publishes "Sign Language Among North American Indians, Compared with that Among Other Peoples and Deaf-Mutes"

1894 -- Dies after a short illness in Washington, D.C., on October 24
Related Materials:
See MS 2322 A collection of gesture-signs and signals of the North American Indians for more of Garrick Mallery's work on sign language.
Provenance:
MS 2372 was transferred from the Bureau of Ethnology Archives to the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives with the merger of the BAE and the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History in 1965. The Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives was renamed the National Anthropological Archives in 1968.
Restrictions:
Manuscript 2372 is open for research.

Access to Manuscript 2372 requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sign language  Search this
Picture-writing  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs
Citation:
Manuscript 2372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2372
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MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw367638eb8-dce6-4d4e-bea5-2204e49134ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2372
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Archer's thumbring (ban zhi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.6 × 2.7 × 1.5 cm (1 13/16 × 1 1/16 × 9/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
archery  Search this
China  Search this
bow  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.24
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye35c880741-0f92-4aa2-840f-25a9f5b0fcf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.24

Archer's thumbring (ban zhi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.2 cm (1 3/4 × 1 × 1/2 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
archery  Search this
China  Search this
bow  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.25
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3c505706a-226d-4bcb-a070-bd5af2701ea2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.25

Archer's thumbring (ban zhi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 × 3.9 × 0.6 cm (2 × 1 9/16 × 1/4 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 4th-3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
archery  Search this
China  Search this
bow  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.26
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e92d70db-23b0-43d7-9b1b-904bd74c8db0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.26

Pendant with dragon heads, spirals, and raised uniform curls arranged in a grid

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (F1939.29a): 14.1 × 5 × 0.5 cm (5 9/16 × 2 × 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Probably Henan province, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.29a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye349d69d0f-3d63-4102-b325-730bb5d44717
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.29a-b

Pendant in the form of pairs of dragons and birds with raised linked curls

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 7 × 0.5 cm (2 3/4 × 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
but purportedly found at Anhui province, Shou xian, probably Henan province, Jincun, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.33
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30d576e15-2463-4504-9f27-46b9598a4bdc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.33

Dragon and Phoenix Silk Rug

Medium:
Silk pile with gold colored metallic thread overlay on a weave of cotton and wool warp threads and silk weft threads. Silk fringe.
Dimensions:
H x W: 211 x 126 cm (83 1/16 x 49 5/8 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
Possibly Beijing, China
Date:
1930-40
Topic:
dragon  Search this
phoenix  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Pritzlaff collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff
Accession Number:
S1991.68
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b1193d6e-7b6b-4b43-b3e9-f255c03078b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1991.68

Manchu Man's Semiformal Court Coat (jifu)

Medium:
Woven silk, gilded metal buttons and light blue silk lining
Dimensions:
H x W: 140 x 209.4 cm (55 1/8 x 82 7/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1900-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Pritzlaff collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff
Accession Number:
S1991.70
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye313bf56cc-85d6-40c0-baea-2bf6bb98deed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1991.70

Manchu man's semiformal court coat (jifu)

Medium:
Woven silk with supplementary weft, gilded metal buttons, silk ribbon embroidered with metallic thread on collar and cuff, and blue silk lining on cuffs only
Dimensions:
H x W: 142.2 x 209.8 cm (56 x 82 5/8 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1900-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Daoism  Search this
crane  Search this
dragon  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
mountain  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Pritzlaff collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff
Accession Number:
S1991.71
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3fe7f46e5-c4de-4bb6-a765-956ff06369c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1991.71

Scroll Wrapper

Medium:
Silk with gold foil-covered silk thread; separate silk backing; attached woven ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W: 108 x 108 cm (42 1/2 x 42 1/2 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
peony  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Pritzlaff collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff
Accession Number:
S1991.72
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f92cd2ae-bc5f-49d5-8e04-8abf0a7de15b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1991.72

Musculium sp.

Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Massachusetts, United States
Published Name:
Musculium sp.
USNM Number:
451553
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Art Object - Freshwater Pearl
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eb8ddf71-fcef-4f17-a68e-4dba4b9edf70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_409727

Hiroshi Sugimoto on transforming the Hirshhorn Museum's lobby

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-15T22:31:58.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
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edanmdm:yt_QJlrLI9ptJI

Stamp Stories: Dragons

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-01-27T15:33:37.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting  Search this
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Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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SmithsonianNPM
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edanmdm:yt_wf7TNeZGnOo

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Board of Supervisors, Marin County Public Hearing

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Gianfranco Gorgoni, Italian, born Rome, Italy 1941  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
February 4, 1975
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Occupation\political  Search this
Object\art object\drawing  Search this
Architecture Interior\civic  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
Photograph © Gianfranco Gorgoni, 1978
Object number:
RF.3.135
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Related Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7220892b9-7029-4a4a-ab6b-6e63ecf06b9b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.135

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, "The Opposition," four Petaluma artists at Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appeals hearing

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Gianfranco Gorgoni, Italian, born Rome, Italy 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Fuller McChesney  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
March 18, 1975
Topic:
Portrait group  Search this
Occupation\art\artist  Search this
Object\art object\drawing  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Portrait female\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
Photograph © Gianfranco Gorgoni, 1978
Object number:
RF.3.177
Restrictions & Rights:
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Related Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7531cb234-c399-4316-92dd-d29172130dc3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.177

Pulpŏp ŭro p'iŏnan kŭmsok kongye Koryŏ sidae pulgu = Metal arts embodied in Buddhism : Buddhist ritual instruments in the Goryeo dynasty

Title:
경기도 용인시 : 용인 대학교, 2006
Metal arts embodied in Buddhism : Buddhist ritual investments in the Goryeo dynasty
Koryŏ sidae pulgu
佛法 으로 피어난 금속 공예 : 고려 시대 佛具 = Metal arts embodied in Buddhism : Buddhist ritual instrutments in the Goryeo dynasty
2006-yŏn Yongin Taehakkyo Pangmulgwan t'ŭkpyol̆chŏn : Uhak Munhwa Chaedan sojang Koryŏ sidae kŭmsok kongye
고려 시대 佛具
Author:
Yongin Taehakkyo Chŏnt'ong Munhwa Yŏn'guso  Search this
Physical description:
157 pages illustrations (some color) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Korea
Corée
Date:
2006
Koryŏ period, 935-1392
935-1392 (Époque de Koryŏ)
Topic:
Art metal-work  Search this
Buddhist art objects  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Art objects, Korean  Search this
Arts du métal  Search this
Objets d'art bouddhiques  Search this
Objets d'art coréens  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1146572

Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 5

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-04-05T16:02:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
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Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 4

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-04-05T16:02:31.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:yt_Gbj0QUkZb4A

Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 2

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
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Uploaded:
2016-04-05T16:02:31.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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