MYTHIC CREATURES: DRAGONS, UNICORNS & MERMAIDS

 
ARMOR SET, HELMET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 E
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: METALS, CLOTH, THREAD, GLASS, PAPER
Dimensions: L:78 W:49 H:22 (FLAPS EXTENDED) (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, HELMET
Category: COSTUME
 
ARMOR SET, HELMET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 E01
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: METAL (COPPER ALLOY, SILVER GILDING)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, HELMET
Category: COSTUME
 
ARMOR SET, HELMET
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 EF
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: METALS, CLOTH, THREAD, GLASS, PAPER
Dimensions: E) L:78 W:49 H:22 (FLAPS EXTENDED) F) L:25 W:18 H:3 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, HELMET
Category: COSTUME
 
ARMOR SET, HELMET FINIAL
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 E02
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: METAL (COPPER ALLOY, GILDING?), STONE?, GLASS?, FOIL (PAPER BACKED)
Dimensions: H:6.8 D:7.8 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, HELMET
Category: COSTUME
 
ARMOR SET, HELMET FLAPS AND RING
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 E03
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: METALCOPPER ALLOY, GILDING?), CLOTH (SILK, COTTON), FOIL (PAPER BACKED), STONE?, GLASS?
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, HELMET FLAP
Category: COSTUME
 
ARMOR SET, HELMET LINER
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 F
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: CLOTH, THREAD
Dimensions: L:25 W:18 H:3 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, HELMET LINER
Category: COSTUME
 
ARMOR SUIT, SHIRT?
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 B
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: CLOTH, THREAD, METAL, CORD
Dimensions: L:205 W:69 H:1.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, SHIRT
Category: COSTUME
 
BATTLE AX, DECORATED
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 1342
Culture: INDIAN ?
Country: INDIA ?
Material: WOOD, PIGMENT, METAL (LEAD, BRASS)
Dimensions: HANDLE) L:52.3 D:3 BLADE WITH FIGURE) L:31 W:7 H:2.3 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1974
Donor: MUSEUM OF THE C
Keywords: BATTLE AX
Category: WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
 
BIER DECORATION
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5017
Culture: KOREAN
Country: KOREA
Material: WOOD, PAINT, CORD, METAL
Dimensions: L:81.2 W:17.7 H:2.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1988 [PURCHASE]
Donor: KENDALL, LAUREL DR.
Keywords: DECORATION
 
BOOK
AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 90.2/ 5400
Culture: AMHARA
Country: ETHIOPIA
Subject: GEOMETRIC DESIGN, ST. PAUL ON WARHORSE W/ SPEAR, NOAH W/ DOVE, FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
Acquisition Year: 1967 [GIFT]
Donor: CAMPBELL, R. H.
Keywords: BOOK

Exhibition Label: RELIGIOUS TEXT. Wood, vellum, hide, pigment, thread. Letters of Saint Paul. Ethiopia, Date unknown. The legendary dragon slayer Saint George is a popular symbol of the Christian faith. He has long been venerated in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which has roots reaching back more than 1,700 years. Here his image forms the frontispiece of a New Testament book, the Letters of Saint Paul.
 
BOTTLE, DOUBLE-SPOUTED
SOUTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 41.2/ 7979
Culture: NASCA, EARLY
Country: PERU
Material: CERAMIC
Dimensions: L:35.8,H:15.8 (in CM)
Technique: SLIP
Acquisition Year: 1985 [GIFT]
Donor: LANDMANN, FREDERICK
Keywords: DOUBLE SPOUT BOTTLE, EFFIGY BOTTLE
Category: CONTAINERS

Exhibition Label: DOUBLE-SPOUTED BOTTLE. Ceramic. Peru. 300 BC to AD 800. This ceramic vessel is shaped like the Nasca mythic killer whale. During the seven centuries from AD 1 to 700, Nasca ceramics passed through eight different styles. Since imagery they used changed over time, whatever symbolic meanings might apply to a mythic Killer Whale likely changed over time as well.

This object was also exhibited at:
• WHALES: GIANTS OF THE DEEP (AMNH, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 2013 - January 2014)
 
BOX WITH CARVED LID, DRAGON AND CLOUD
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 3187 AB
Country: CHINA
Material: METAL, ENAMEL, JADE (GREEN)
Dimensions: A LID) L:5.7 W:4.8 H:2 B BOX) L:5.8 W:5 H:1.8 (in CM)
Technique: CLOISSONE
Acquisition Year: 1961 [TRANSFER]
Donor: DRUMMOND, I.W., DR.
Keywords: BOX, BOX LID
Category: CONTAINERS

Exhibition Label: BOX WITH CARVED LID. Copper alloy, enamel, stone. China. c. 1900. Drummond Collection. Carved in jade on this decorative box, a dragon frolics among clouds, a symbol of fertility and good fortune.
 
BRACELET, DECORATED
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 191
Culture: BALINESE
Locale: BALI ?
Country: INDONESIA
Material: METAL (SILVER)
Dimensions: L:7.5 W:6.5 H:2 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1973 [GIFT]
Donor: DERSCH, JOHN, MRS.
Collector: BERTHA SMALLEY
Keywords: BRACELET
Category: COSTUME
 
CARVING, SEMI-CIRCULAR, W/ DRAGON HEADS
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 2958
Country: CHINA
Material: JADE
Dimensions: L:19.5 W:17 H:.6 (in CM)
Technique: LOW RELIEF CARVING
Acquisition Year: 1961 [TRANSFER]
Donor: DRUMMOND, I.W., DR.
Keywords: CARVING
 
CARVING, TEMPLE DECORATION, DRAGON
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.2/ 928
Culture: KOREAN
Locale: YANGSANG
Country: KOREA
Material: WOOD, PAINT, METAL
Dimensions: L:99 W:38 H:6.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1951 [GIFT]
Donor: CACCIOLA
Keywords: TEMPLE CARVING
 
COAT, BRIDEGROOM'S
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70 / 580
Culture: NANAI
Locale: SIBERIA
Country: RUSSIA
Date: 19th Century C.E.
Material: CLOTH (SILK, COTTON), THREAD
Dimensions: L:110 W:102 (in CM)
Technique: EMBROIDERY (RAISED, COUCHED)
Acquisition Year: 1900 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: LAUFER, BERTHOLD
Keywords: COAT (BRIDEGROOM)
Category: COSTUME

Exhibition Label: BRIDEGROOM’S COAT. Silk, cotton, dye, metallic thread, paper, hide. Amur River Valley, Russia. 1800s. Chinese dragon designs appear in the spectacular textile arts of the Nanai people, who live along the far-eastern Chinese-Russian border. Pieced from many fragments of silk and cotton cloth, this wedding coat captures the spirit of the dragon robes worn by emperors of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Patches of color form scales on the back, bits of brocade cut from a dragon robe mark the shoulders and wavy stripes suggest water at the hem.
 
COSTUME ARMOR SET, APRON?
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 A
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: CLOTH, METAL, THREAD
Dimensions: L:126 W:106 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: APRON, ARMOR, COSTUME
Category: COSTUME
 
COSTUME ARMOR SET, SHOULDER ARMOR
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 C
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: CLOTH, METAL, THREAD, HIDE
Dimensions: L:55 W:45 H:5 (in CM)
Technique: EMBOSSED
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, COSTUME
Category: COSTUME
 
COSTUME ARMOR SET, SHOULDER ARMOR
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 D
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: CLOTH, METAL, THREAD, HIDE
Dimensions: L:59 W:46 H:9 (in CM)
Technique: EMBOSSED
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, COSTUME
Category: COSTUME
 
COSTUME ARMOR SET, SHOULDER ARMOR (2)
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.0/ 1341 CD
Culture: CHINESE
Country: CHINA
Material: CLOTH, METAL, THREAD, HIDE
Dimensions: C) L:55 W:45 H:5 D) L:59 W:46 H:9 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1917 [GIFT]
Donor: FINN
Keywords: ARMOR, COSTUME
Category: COSTUME
 
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