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Archaeological Complex
Archaeological structure originally containing a work of art.

Artist
An individual who creates a work of art.

Artist of Origin
Creator of another work of art that inspired the current piece, or from which the print was developed.
Ex. Tintoretto (Ykobo Robusti)

Atelier or Firm
Workshop where an article of clothing was manufactured.

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Book, Album or Series
The collection of artwork as a part of which a piece was created.
Ex. Hamce (book); Poor People (series of prints)

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Centre of Manufacture
Place where a work of art was created.
Ex. Workshop of Antoine Sgalon

Church Utensils
Objects created for use in religious ceremonies.

Complex Containing the Object
Structure that originally held a work of art.
Ex. Maikop burial mound

Country/State/Region of Origin
The geographic area where a work of art was created.
Ex. Roman Empire, Holland, Russia

Culture
The civilisation responsible for the creation of a work of art.
Ex. Egyptian

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Date Range
Two dates between which works of art were created.
Ex. 1500-1527; 200 BC-4 AD

Dimensions
Size of a work of art (height and width) in centimetres.
Ex. 33,5 x 23

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Enamel
A protective and sometimes decorative glaze used to coat ceramics, glass, metal and other materials.

Exhibition History
List of exhibitions in which a work of art has been shown.

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Faience
Objects made from baked clay and decorated with a colourful glaze.

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Genre
A class of art that is identified because it represents similar themes, employs similar techniques, etc.
Ex. Still life, portrait, landscape, animal painting, historical painting

Glyptics
Engraved gemstones.

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Historical Period
The era during which a work of art was created.
Ex. Baroque, Middle Ages, New Realm, Renaissance

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Lathes
Machinery used to work with wood.

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Material
The elements used to create a work of art.
Ex. Bronze, pastels, enamel, majolica, cobalt blue glass, velvet

Miniatures
Very small paintings, especially those found in illuminated manuscripts, that were created in much detail.

Mosaic
Artwork created by inlaying small pieces of one material, usually coloured stone or glass, into another.

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Name or Title
The word or words that designates a work of art for identification.

Numismatics
Objects related to currency, including medals.

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Personage Represented
The name of the person or persons depicted in a work of art.
Ex. Athena, Madonna, Peter the Great

Place of Discovery
Site from which an archaeological artefact was excavated.
Ex. Pompeii

Prints
Artwork executed by applying the pressure of one object onto another, including engravings, etchings, and lithographs.

Provenance
Ownership history.

Publication History
List of key publications with references to a work of art.

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Relief
Artwork where figures are carved to project from a background.

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School
A group of artists of the same historical period and/or place who employed the same or similar styles in their artwork.
Ex. Florentine School, Bologna School, Archangelsk

Style
Set of artistic characteristics that are identifiable in works of art from a specific historical period.
Ex. Romanesque, Classicism, Baroque, Renaissance, Romanticism

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Technique
The method an artist uses to create a work of art, including the use of particular material and tools.
Ex. canvas, painting-oil, casting, gilding, satin weave, embroidery

Textiles
Fibre used to create cloth, and the objects created from that fibre.

Theme
Classification of artwork based on the type of subject represented in a work of art.
Ex. History, allegory, religion, antic myths

Time Period
The era during which a work of art was created.
Ex. Baroque, Middle Ages, New Realm, Renaissance

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Workshop
Group of scholars, under the apprenticeship of a widely known master, who learn and adopt the style and technique of the master.
Ex: Rembrandt workshop, Rubens Workshop

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