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    amphora

    Fragments of body of Clazomenian black-figure painted amphora. Short tongues: four women dancers. Purple for slippers (worn by first and third women, the other two - as often in Clazomenian black figure ware - being barefoot); for two...

    • Object type: amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 540 BC-530 BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    neck-amphora

    Fragment of Clazomenian black-figure painted pottery broad neck-amphora. Dots at the top framing the picture; cloaked woman. White for flesh.

    • Object type: neck-amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 550BC-500BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
  • amphora

    Fragment of body of Clazomenian black-figure painted pottery amphora. Short tongues: four women dancers. Purple for slippers (worn by first and third women, the other two - as often in Clazomenian black figure ware - being barefoot); for...

    • Object type: amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 540 BC-530 BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    amphora

    Fragment of Clazomenian black-figure painted pottery broad amphora. Dots: cloaked woman, who wears two fillets. Purple for rear fillet and on necking ring. White for flesh and row of dots on forward fillet.

    • Object type: amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 550BC-500BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    neck-amphora

    Shoulder fragment of Clazomenian black-figure painted pottery broad neck-amphora. Dots: part of woman dancer. Purple for fillet and on necking ring. White for flesh.

    • Object type: neck-amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 550BC-500BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    pouch-fitting

    Fitting (pouch). Made of shibuichi; in gilt rectangular frame carved in katakinbori and inlaid with copper, gold and shakudo with two dancers with drum and fan. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: pouch-fitting
    • Producer: Gengensha Minjo (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with pines and dancers with fan and drum carved in high relief. Made of gold, silver, copper, shakudo inlaid shibuichi. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Naomichi (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with a fan dancer and 2 boys with a hat on a stick, carved, in high relief. Made of copper, silver, shakudo, gold inlaid shibuichi. Signature.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Mitsutoshi (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
  • inro

    Five case black lacquer gold nashiji inro; two street dancers and a hooded drummer in high relief with gold and sabiage makie and ivory and coral inlay. Signature.

    • Object type: inro
    • Producer: Seisaiga Tokei (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    snuff-box

    Snuff-box; black onyx; circular with hinged lid; underside of cameo frame, hinge and rims in gold; cameo: bacchante dancing holding tympanum; gold and enamel frame with representation of vine tendrils, grapes and blue riband; when closed...

    • Object type: snuff-box
    • Production date: 16thC
  • figure

    Figure group; porcelain; man with mask dancing with a girl; scroll base with flowers and foliage in relief, known as the 'Tyrolean Dancers'; painted in colours with touches of gilding of edges of garments.

    • Object type: figure
    • Producer: Chelsea Porcelain Factory (Factory of)
    • Production date: 1755-1757
    • Production place: Chelsea
  • tile

    Tile; tin-glazed earthenware; square; transfer-printed in black; girl dancing to fiddle; rococo scroll frame providing the prototype for the "88" border. Based on a print originally entitled 'Miss Nancy Dawson dancing the Hornpipe' which...

    • Object type: tile
    • Producer: Sadler & Green (Printed by); Robert Sayer (After)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Post-Medieval
    • Production date: 1760-1775
    • Production place: Liverpool; Printed Ware Manufactory
  • tile

    Tile; tin-glazed earthenware; square; transfer-printed in black; rustic dancing to a fiddler outside an inn as a couple with a dog look on; rococo scroll border.

    • Object type: tile
    • Producer: Sadler & Green (Printed by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Post-Medieval
    • Production date: 1760-1770
    • Production place: Liverpool; Printed Ware Manufactory
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    teapot

    Teapot and cover; salt-glazed stoneware; globular-shaped body with crabstock spout, handle and knop with curling tail; body and cover painted in enamels; pink and green lattice and scrollwork round rim and cover; body with two scenes, one...

    • Object type: teapot
    • Production date: 1760
    • Production place: Staffordshire
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    betel-box

    Betel-box made of woven and coiled split bamboo, and lacquer. There are two internal trays with evidence, on the outside, of lime. The interiors are all plain cinnabar red. The top and sides of the lid as well as the outside of the drum...

    • Object type: betel-box
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Burma
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    betel-box

    Betel-box made of woven and coiled split bamboo, and lacquer. There are two internal trays, both heavily built, the lower of which is deeper than the upper one. The interior decoration is plain red lacquer. The exterior decoration in...

    • Object type: betel-box
    • Ethnic name: Shan
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Shan State
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    betel-box

    Betel-box made of woven and coiled split bamboo, and lacquer. Of distinctive form associated with the Shan States with a tray in the base; however, decoration, in yun, more likely suggests a Pagan origin. The five elements are made up of...

    • Object type: betel-box
    • Ethnic name: Burmese
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Pagan
  • stair-riser

    Stair-riser length showing nagas and nagis making music and dancing. From right to left a very abraded figure holds her damaged right hand perhaps palm upwards at right angles to the wrist, a lutenist apparently raises her hand to the...

    • Object type: stair-riser
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Kushan
    • Production date: 2ndC-3rdC
    • Production place: Gandhara
    • Find spot: Jamalgarhi
  • The Candakinnara jataka.; stair-riser

    Stair-riser length showing perhaps the Candakinnara jataka, to be read from left to right. A mounted warrior, perhaps the king of Benares, with sword, spear and bow or shield worn at the back and wearing a girdled knee-length tunic over...

    • Object type: stair-riser
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Kushan
    • Production date: 2ndC-3rdC
    • Production place: Gandhara
    • Find spot: Jamalgarhi
  • stair-riser

    Stair-riser length showing nagis playing music and dancing. From right to left a damaged female figure is turned towards a dancer who, with her right leg raised and right arm flung out, turns towards a figure playing, with finger or...

    • Object type: stair-riser
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Kushan
    • Production date: 2ndC-3rdC
    • Production place: Gandhara
    • Find spot: Jamalgarhi
  • stair-riser

    Stair-riser length showing nagas and nagis making music and dancing. From right to left two figures holding flowers are turned towards three other indistinct figures with an indeterminate object in between; an almost frontal lutenist,...

    • Object type: stair-riser
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Kushan
    • Production date: 2ndC-3rdC
    • Production place: Gandhara
    • Find spot: Jamalgarhi
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    ye khwet gyi

    Water bowl, ye khwet gyi, made of lacquered bamboo basketry, decorated in the yun (incised) technique in the main register with dancing figures and alternating palm-trees, between animals and discs. Imitation notched work is depicted above...

    • Object type: ye khwet gyi
    • Production date: 1930-1960
    • Production place: Burma
  • stair-riser; panel

    Panel, perhaps from a stair-riser, showing dancers, a chariot with riders and perhaps beggars. From right to left there is a vestige of a leg, sloping and frontal; beside it, under vine leaves, a squat plump figure, head depressed into the...

    • Object type: stair-riser; panel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Kushan
    • Production date: 2ndC-3rdC
    • Production place: Gandhara
    • Find spot: North West Frontier Province
  • gable

    Middle section of a false gable assemblage showing the Bodhisattva in his palace with his wife and musicians. In the central scene Siddhartha half-reclines on a couch, wearing a high crested turban, an uttariya in the narrow mode, earrings,...

    • Object type: gable
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Kushan
    • Production date: 2ndC-3rdC
    • Production place: Gandhara
    • Find spot: Pakistan
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    album

    Album Leaf (recto). Court. Recreation. A prince entertained by dancers and musicians with the harem in the background. On Paper.

    • Object type: album
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Mughal dynasty
    • Production date: 18thC(early)
    • Find spot: India
  • book-cover

    Book cover with painted illustrations on both sides. One side depicts a daytime scene in a Zenana, or harem. Two lovers are shown before attendants, musicians and a dancer. A tray depicted at centre is laden with serving ware, and various...

    • Object type: book-cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qajar dynasty
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Iran
    • Find spot: Iran
  • scroll; pata

    Scroll painting (pata). Devotional scene in three registers; 'tiger's god' - shown as the leopard, shrine, dancers. Painted in water-colour on paper.

    • Object type: scroll; pata
    • Ethnic name: Santal
    • Production date: 1920-1930
    • Find spot: West Bengal; Bihar
  • pilgrim flask

    Flask (pilgrim). Dancers and singers in relief. Made of green glazed and relief earthenware.

    • Object type: pilgrim flask
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tang dynasty; Six Dynasties
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC
    • Find spot: China
  • painting

    Painting. Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shah in a garden with dancers and attendants, formerly bound in a Diwan of Hafiz. Painted on paper.

    • Object type: painting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
    • Production date: 1630
    • Production place: Golconda
  • painting

    Painting. Dancers and musicians, formerly bound in a Diwan of Háfiz. Painted on paper.

    • Object type: painting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
    • Production date: 1630
    • Production place: Golconda
    • Find spot: Golconda
  • painting

    Painting. Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shah, enthroned with attendants, dancers and musicians, formerly bound in a Diwan of Hafiz. Painted on paper.

    • Object type: painting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
    • Production date: 1630
    • Production place: Golconda
    • Find spot: Golconda
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    betel-box; betel equipment

    Miniature betel box, of Shan design, made of woven and coiled split bamboo, decorated with lacquer. There are no internal trays. The interior is a plain brownish red lacquer and the top of the lid has a yun design in black and yellow on...

    • Object type: betel-box; betel equipment
    • Ethnic name: Shan
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Shan State
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    aryballos

    Pottery: black-figured aryballos showing a troop of padded dancers possibly re-enacting a story from mythology. Under the handle is a figure wearing a panther skin, probably impersonating Dionysos. On the left of him another dancer holds...

    • Object type: aryballos
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Corinthian
    • Production date: 625BC-600BC
    • Production place: Corinth
    • Find spot: Cumae
  • sash

    Waist-sash; woven on backstrap loom with white cotton and blue acrylic yarn; warp-patterned blue on white ground; motifs include birds, dancer with plumed headdress, diamonds, deer and geometric patterns; warp fringes at each end.

    • Object type: sash
    • Ethnic name: Zapotec
    • Production date: 1970s
    • Production place: Santo Tomás Jalieza
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    print; illustrated book

    'Mon Amie Nane', book by Toulet, illustrated with colour woodcuts throughout by Carlègle, printed in black and yellow-ochre ink, of Nane in interiors, dressing, with lovers etc, (Paris: Léon Pichon, 1925); with table of illustrations at...

    • Object type: print; illustrated book
    • Producer: Emile Charles Carlègle (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1925
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    100 original woodcuts; satirical print; print; portfolio

    Portfolio containing one-hundred small woodcuts on numbered pages, each image printed in black ink in centre of larger coloured block with letterpress Spanish text beneath, their subjects including portraiture and caricature, Dance of Death...

    • Object type: satirical print; print; portfolio
    • Producer: José Guadalupe Posada (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1869-1913
  • box

    Box for bugaku mask. Vine pattern. Made of wood with black lacquer with red lacquer, gold makie and mother-of-pearl inlay; also brocaded textile.

    • Object type: box
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Japan
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    kogatana; knife

    Kogatana, knife. New Year dancers. Made of steel; also gold, silver, copper, shakudo inlaid shibuichi.

    • Object type: kogatana; knife
    • Producer: Kanemitsu (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kanamono

    Kanamono. Street dancers at plum blossom time. Made of gold, copper, shakudo overlaid shibuichi, nigurome.

    • Object type: kanamono
    • Production place: Japan
  • painting; door

    Painting on cryptomeria door (sugido-e). Scenes of the Gion festival: Shijo-kasa Hoko (dancers carrying parasol with pine on top) on one side and Moso Yama (Meng Zong (Moso) carrying a hoe with which to dig in the snowy ground for bamboo...

    • Object type: painting; door
    • Producer: Kano Atsunobu (狩野敦信) (Attributed to)
    • Production date: 1674-1676
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
  • print

    Woodblock print. Kabuki. Actor Yamashita Kinsaku as a temple dancer holding up a fan.

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Katsukawa Shunsho (勝川春章) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1773
    • Production place: Japan
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    print

    Woodblock print. The kabuki actor Iwai Hanshiro as the dancer in the play Musume Dojoji beside a temple bell, behind her a notice-board.

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Ippitsusai Buncho (一筆斉文調) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1765-1792
    • Production place: Japan
  • Shichifukujin; diptych print

    Woodblock print, diptych. The Seven Gods of Good Fortune. Sumizuri-e on paper. According to reg., dancers and musicians.

    • Object type: diptych print
    • Producer: Hishikawa Morofusa (菱川師房) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1695
    • Production place: Japan
  • print

    Woodblock print. Kabuki. The actor Segawa Kikunojo as a dancer with crane above.Poem. Benizuri-e on paper.

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Torii Kiyomitsu (鳥居清満) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1735-1785
    • Production place: Japan
  • surimono; print

    Woodblock print. Surimono. History, myth and legend. A dancer as Uzume holding gohei (purification strips) and bells, a mirror catching the sun's rays, and a cockerel. Poem.

    • Object type: surimono; print
    • Producer: Tozan Masazumi (陶山雅純) (Print artist); Katsushika Taito II (二代葛飾戴斗) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1810-1853
    • Production place: Japan
  • print

    Colour woodblock print, oban. The kabuki actors Yoshizawa Enjiro I as the shirabyoshi dancer Renri, dancing with hats, with Matsumoto Koshiro V and Sawamura Gennosuke I as two temple priests, in the dance ‘Kyoganoko musume Dojoji’ performed...

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Shimizu (清水) (Published by); Utagawa Toyokuni I (歌川豊国) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Bunka Era
    • Production date: 1807
    • Production place: Edo
  • Otsu-e; diptych print

    Woodblock print, diptych. Surimono. Three Otsu-e, depicting a devil priest, a dancer and man with a gourd balancing on catfish, with poems.

    • Object type: Otsu-e; diptych print
    • Producer: Matsukawa Hanzan (松川半山) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1850-1882
    • Production place: Japan
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    Still Life; Harliquinade; Dahlias; print; book

    'Original Woodcuts by Various Artists', book containing fourteen prints on various subjects by seven different artists, with hand-printed pink paper cover (London: Omega Workshops Ltd, printed by Richard Madley, 1918); edition 41/75

    • Object type: print; book
    • Producer: Vanessa Bell (Print made by); Simon Albert Bussy (Print made by); Roger Fry (Print made by); Mark Gertler (After); Duncan Grant (Print made by); Edward McKnight Kauffer (Print made by); Roald Kristian (Print made by); Edward Wolfe (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1918
  • print; book-illustration

    The young man; after Holbein the Younger; a male figure playing a lute in left foreground; a right view of a chapel interior with Death opening in altarpiece in front of which a nun is kneeling; illustration to 'Der Todten-Tantz, wie...

    • Object type: print; book-illustration
    • Producer: Hans Holbein the Younger (After); Johann Konrad von Mechel (Printed by); Monogrammist GS (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1576
    • Production place: Basel
  • model group; figurine

    Figurine, made of pottery, in the form of a boat full of skeletons; boat painted purple with yellow and red flowers and beige bones glued to sides, skull (painted white with black eye sockets and gold mouth) and crossbones (painted beige)...

    • Object type: model group; figurine
    • Producer: Mónico Soteno (Made by)
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: Metepec
  • The month of Pausha. December/January.; painting; album

    One of a series of eight paintings bound in an album. The series are from a 'Baramasa' set or 'Songs of the seasons' providing visual imagery for Baramasa poetry. The main theme is that of nayakas' and nayikas' (lovers) love in union and in...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 1675-1700
    • Production place: Bundi District
  • The month of Phalgun. February/March; painting; album

    One of a series of eight paintings bound in an album. The series are from a 'Baramasa' set or 'Songs of the seasons' providing visual imagery for Baramasa poetry. The main theme is that of nayakas' and nayikas' (lovers) love in union and in...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 1675-1700
    • Production place: Bundi District
  • The month of Chaitra. March/April.; painting; album

    One of a series of eight paintings bound in an album. The series are from a 'Baramasa' set or 'Songs of the seasons' providing visual imagery for Baramasa poetry. The main theme is that of nayakas' and nayikas' (lovers) love in union and in...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 1675-1700
    • Production place: Bundi District
  • The month of Jyestha. May/June.; painting; album

    One of a series of eight paintings bound in an album. The series are from a 'Baramasa' set or 'Songs of the seasons' providing visual imagery for Baramasa poetry. The main theme is that of nayakas' and nayikas' (lovers) love in union and in...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 1675-1700
    • Production place: Bundi District
  • The month of Sravana; painting; album

    One of a series of eight paintings bound in an album. The series are from a 'Baramasa' set or 'Songs of the seasons' providing visual imagery for Baramasa poetry. The main theme is that of nayakas' and nayikas' (lovers) love in union and in...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 1675-1700
    • Production place: Bundi District
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    The month of Asoj or Asvina. September/October.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The nayaka (hero) is shown...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
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    The month of Kartika. October/November; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The festival of Diwali,...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
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    The month of Margasirsa. November/December.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The nayaka (hero) holds a...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
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    The month of Pausha. December/January; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The cold month of Pausha is...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
  • The month of Magha. January/February.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The artist has captured the...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
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    The month of Phalgun. February/March.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The festival of holi is...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
  • Woman on a swing; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. A woman swings from a peepul...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Producer: Manohar of Mewar (Manner/Style of)
    • Production date: 1680-1700
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    The month of Sravana. July/August.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. Grey clouds and lightning...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
  • The month of Bhadrapada or Bhadon. August/September.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The month of Bhadrapada or...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
  • The month of Chaitra. March/April.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The lush foliage of spring,...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
  • The month of Vaisakh. April/May.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. The blue and gold shaded sky...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
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    The month of Ashadha. June/July.; painting; miniature; album

    Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper. This is the month preceding...

    • Object type: painting; miniature; album
    • Production date: 1700-1725
    • Production place: Amber
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    Malsri Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The desolate nayika (heroine) yearns for her lover. She is shown seated on a gold chair with lilac striped...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Nata Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. Nata ragini is sometimes depicted as a male and sometimes a female in ragamala paintings. Here she is on...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Bhairavi Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A Ragamala painting of Bhairavi ragini usually depicts Parvati worshipping Siva in his lingam form in a...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Vilaval Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The abhisarika heroine (one who goes out to meet her beloved) is portrayed here sumptuously attired in red,...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Gunakari Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The sorrowful Gunakari Ragini, clad in red and gold skirt, yellow choli and dark blue veil bordered in gold,...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Ramakali Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The miffed kantabhisarika nayika (one who is sought after by her beloved), refuses to speak to her lover who...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Malavi Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. Two lovers on a terrace walk toward a bedchamber being prepared by a maid. The bed is in a green and red...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Khambavati ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A lady wearing a gold and red skirt and veil is seated on a terrace worshipping Brahma, the four headed deity...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Gauri Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The nayika wearing a rich red and gold ghagra and heavily jeweled in pearls, day dreams and longs for her...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Raga Lalita; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. On a terrace the lover prepares to depart after a night spent with his beloved. The nayika is sad and refuses...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Patmanjari Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. Patmanjari Ragini is upset by the absence of her beloved. She sits with clasped hands urging a parrot to come...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Dhanasri Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A nayika, clothed in gold and red skirt, seated on a terrace, is drawing a portarit of her beloved, who is...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Madhumadhavi Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A lady on a terrace rushes into a pavilion covering her head from a threatening storm that appears to be...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Devgandhar Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A blue skinned haloed ascetic, bare chested, clad in lilac dhoti and shawl, sits on an orange and gold...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Desakh Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. This Ragini represents physical prowess and strength. Desakh Ragini, a female athlete in male sporting attire...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Todi Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A haloed lady garbed in gold and orange pleated skirt, yellow choli and transparent brown dotted veil, is a...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Kamodani Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A forlorn haloed nayika clad in red and gold wanders about in a meadow with two garlands in her hands. Perhaps...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Vangali Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The nayika appears to be a devout Vaisnavite, clad in yellow (Krsna's colour) worshipping a saligrama (Visnu's...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Purvi Raga; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The nayika sits on a terrace holding her arms over her head and twisting her body, a standard iconography for...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Raga Bairadi; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A couple stand caressing in front of a bedchamber on a seagreen and gold carpet. The nayaka wears a shaded...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Kanada (Kanhro) Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. Krsna dressed in royal garb of yellow dhoti, orange vest and gold turban crowned with a peacock feather sits...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Vibhasa Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. A couple is seated on a terrace. The nayika wears red and gold the nayaka is clad in a white jama and gold...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
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    Kukubha Ragini; painting; album

    Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings. The nayika is a 'vipralabdha nayika', one who has waited in vain for her lover and finally in disgust gives...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Rajasthan
  • model group

    Model group mounted on rectangular wooden base painted green; pottery figurines, head separate piece attached to body with piece of wire; seven skeleton mariachi players with suits painted black with white trim, white skulls with red eyes,...

    • Object type: model group
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: Puebla
  • figurine

    Figurine; carved from wood; in the form of dancer; octagonal base, unpainted; human figure, hands and feet painted pink; pink foil headdress with grey feathers; mask painted pink with red markings; black textile over torso, accented with...

    • Object type: figurine
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: Veracruz
  • figurine

    Figurine; carved from wood; in the form of dancer; octagonal base, painted orange; human figure, hands and feet painted pink, right foot raised; wears yellow velvet hat with green and pink textile stripe, gold and blue braided border, green...

    • Object type: figurine
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: Veracruz
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    papercut; banner

    Banner of papercuts; cut with chisel from tissue paper; paper folded over string and glued; white design shows smoking skulls on coffin; fuchsia design shows La Catrina head and torso (skeleton wearing wide-brimmed hat with feathers on top)...

    • Object type: papercut; banner
    • Producer: Maurilio Rojas (Made by)
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: San Salvador Huixcolotla
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    papercut

    Papercut; cut with chisel from tissue paper; design shows, from top, skeleton monk with hands crossed over chest, "EL MONCE" written below, skeleton singer with microphone in right hand, sombrero in left, "EL ARTISTA" written below,...

    • Object type: papercut
    • Producer: Maurilio Rojas (Made by)
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: San Salvador Huixcolotla
  • toy; figurine

    Figurine; carved from wood; in the form of dancer from the Danza de los Viejitos (Old Men); square wooden base; figure stands on base, knees bent; mask on face painted pink with black eyebrows, white eyes and black pupils; wears round...

    • Object type: toy; figurine
    • Production date: 1970s
    • Production place: Michoacán
  • Italian Costumes; Donzella di Frascati; costume print; print

    Plate 10: A young woman from Frascati, whole-length in profile to left, dancing while playing a tambourine, wearing a loose dress with turban; after Pieter Lastman Etching

    • Object type: costume print; print
    • Producer: Pieter Lastman (After); Claes Jansz. Visscher (Published by)
    • Production date: 1605-1633
  • cylinder seal

    Lapis lazuli cylinder seal; presentation scene; suppliant goddess stands behind a bald, clean-shaven worshipper (possibly the owner of the seal?) who faces a seated, deified king in a round hat before whom is a small nude dancer or...

    • Object type: cylinder seal
    • Authority: Sumu-Yamutbala
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Old Babylonian
    • Production date: 1850BC
    • Production place: Asia
  • kylix

    Pottery: red-figured kylix. Outline of hair incised. Interior: Within a thin red circle, dancing girl and fluteplayer. A youth (wreathed, mantle on left shoulder, phorbeia over mouth) steps in time to right, playing flutes; before him...

    • Object type: kylix
    • Producer: Epiktetos (Attributed to); Python (Made by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic
    • Production date: 510BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Vulci
  • bowl

    Brass bowl. Flat base, no foot. Decorated on exterior with central flower blossom surrounded by a band of eight arched panels containing bears, foxes, deer, birds and other quadrupeds. A narrow band with guilloche separates the base from...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qajar dynasty
    • Production date: 1850
    • Production place: Iran
  • painting; album

    Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of a dancing girl accompanied by three musicians. The dancing girl wears a long green tunic with a wide skirt and a red shawl over her shoulders and head. Across her chest are two long...

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Find spot: India
  • Ritual dance at Prampram; photographic print

    Ritual dance at Prampram. The 3rd dancer is the Chief of Prampram. The last is the priest. Prampram. Early 20th Century (?). Albumen print.

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Sir Manuel Raymond Menendez (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Idu
    • Production date: 1880-1905
    • Production place: Prampram