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A ceremony (UK: , US: ) is a unified ritualistic event with a purpose, usually consisting of a number of artistic components, performed on a special occasion.

The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.

Ceremony Media

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[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Office of the Administrator - Agency Headquarters Renaming Ceremony - ceremony to mark the renaming of the Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in honor of President Bill Clinton [412-APD-1126-2013-07-17_WmJClintonRename_094.jpg]

Office of the Administrator - Agency Headquarters Renaming Ceremony - ...

Office of the Administrator - Agency Headquarters Renaming Ceremony

Stela
Marriage ceremony from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 31

Marriage ceremony from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 31

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a monk marrying a man and a woman. Image taken from f. 31 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

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Ceremony from BL Harley 1498, f. 76

Ceremony from BL Harley 1498, f. 76

Detail of an historiated initial 'T'(his) of the manuscript in use at a ceremony. Image taken from f. 76 of Quadripartite Indenture for Henry VII's Chapel. Written in English with Latin.

Ceremony from BL Harley 1498, f. 76

Ceremony from BL Harley 1498, f. 76

Historiated initial 'T'(his) of the manuscript in use at a ceremony, and a full bar border with the arms of England. Image taken from f. 76 of Quadripartite Indenture for Henry VII's Chapel. Written in English ... more

Outfit for the New Year Ceremony

Outfit for the New Year Ceremony

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823) Edo period (1615–1868)

Kitchen Utensils with Greens for the Ceremony on January 7th

Kitchen Utensils with Greens for the Ceremony on January 7th

Hachifusa Shūri (Japanese, 18th–19th century) Edo period (1615–1868)

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shelter with bundles of bones, friends and relatives of the dead, and lodge in background, New France (Canada)]

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shel...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, leaf 110 recto.

[A betrothal ceremony]

[A betrothal ceremony]

Print shows an interior scene with a man entering on the right outside a room with several women; on the left shows a similarly dressed man addressing a woman behind a screen.

Table for Tea Ceremony

Table for Tea Ceremony

Edo period (1615–1868)

The Natche, a ceremony in honour of the Kings son in Tongataboo [i.e. Tongatabu] / Webber del. ; Angus sc.
A Mock Marriage Ceremony

A Mock Marriage Ceremony

Isoda Koryūsai (Japanese, 1735–ca. 1790) Edo period (1615–1868)

Wine-Set for the New Year Ceremony

Wine-Set for the New Year Ceremony

Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) (?) Edo period (1615–1868)

Actor Scattering Peas; A Ceremony of Exorcism for the New Year

Actor Scattering Peas; A Ceremony of Exorcism for the New Year

Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) (?) Edo period (1615–1868)

Objects Representing the Ceremony of Exorcising Demons, One of the New Year Performances

Objects Representing the Ceremony of Exorcising Demons, One of the New...

Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) (?) Edo period (1615–1868)

Set of Utensils for the Tea Ceremony

Set of Utensils for the Tea Ceremony

Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) (?) Edo period (1615–1868)

Contemplez l'ouvrage de pouvoir arbitraire / Le Barbier l'aîné inv. del. ; Patas sculp.

Contemplez l'ouvrage de pouvoir arbitraire / Le Barbier l'aîné inv. de...

Print shows an imaginary scene depicting the funeral of Joseph Warren. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ... / par M. Hilliard d'Auberteuil .... Bruxelles : ... more

Two Women in Summer Costume Taking a Young Girl to a Shinto Temple for the Miya Mairi Ceremony

Two Women in Summer Costume Taking a Young Girl to a Shinto Temple for...

Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815) Edo period (1615–1868)

Ceremony held in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican

Ceremony held in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican

Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)

Actor Nakamura Utayemon with Two Women Preparing for the New Year Ceremony
[Tea ceremony]

[Tea ceremony]

Drawing shows three persons during a tea ceremony sitting between two large paper lanterns. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Librar... more

[Demon with sword in his mouth upsets tea ceremony]

[Demon with sword in his mouth upsets tea ceremony]

Print shows a man or demon, holding sword in his mouth, struggling with two women at a tea party beneath a tree. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noy... more

[Religious ceremony with rooster]

[Religious ceremony with rooster]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Young Woman Carrying a Wine-Pot for the New Year Ceremony

Young Woman Carrying a Wine-Pot for the New Year Ceremony

Katsukawa Shuntei (Japanese, 1770–1820) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Ceremony of Investiture of My L**d S**m**th with the Order of Cabbage-hood

The Ceremony of Investiture of My L**d S**m**th with the Order of Cabb...

J. Lewis Marks (British, active 1814–32 or later)

[Nine humorous vignettes of a woman looking at her reflection in two mirrors, crowded stagecoach being loaded, insolvent man refusing to get out of bed, man walking on ceiling, John Bull and the Yankee barber, woman having portrait painted, town man mocking clothes of a country man, men greeting each other in storm, and fainting bride at Afro-American marriage ceremony]

[Nine humorous vignettes of a woman looking at her reflection in two m...

Illus. in: Scraps / David Claypoole Johston. Boston : [s.n.], [1828?]-1849, pl. 1 in 1830 issue.

The new London bridge, as it appeared on Monday, August 1st, 1831, at the ceremony of opening by their Majesties

The new London bridge, as it appeared on Monday, August 1st, 1831, at ...

Print shows balloon possibly piloted by British balloonist Charles Green ascending over New London Bridge on the occasion of its opening, August 31, 1831, witnessed by William IV, King of Great Britain. (Source... more

Sailors man the rails aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) during a rehearsal for the ship's commissioning ceremony.

Sailors man the rails aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG...

BOSTON, Mass. (Nov. 01, 2007) Sailors man the rails aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) during a rehearsal for the ship's commissioning ceremony. Sampson is the 52nd of 62 Arleigh Burke-class ... more

Austellung der Leiches Raphaels / Thiel.

Austellung der Leiches Raphaels / Thiel.

Raphael lying in state, with mourners gathered around his open coffin. Reproduction of painting by Thiel. Blind stamp: M. Radermacher, Maler, photograph, Desseldorf.

Crisfield, Md., Nov. 28, 2012 -- Headstones and trees are uprooted in a small primitive family cemetery dating back to the mid-1850's in Crisfield, Md. after Hurricane Sandy came through the area. FEMA and county officials were assessing the effects from Hurricane Sandy in Crisfield, Md., and the surrounding Somerset County. Frank Niemeir/FEMA

Crisfield, Md., Nov. 28, 2012 -- Headstones and trees are uprooted in ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-28 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Frank Niemeir City/State: Crisfield, MD Keywords: Hurricane Sandy Crisfield Md. Somerset County cemetery ^ ... more

Göteborg C inviges 1856.

Göteborg C inviges 1856.

Göteborg C inviges 1856.

Kronprins Carl inviger Arboga - Örebro

Kronprins Carl inviger Arboga - Örebro

Kronprins Carl inviger Arboga - Örebro

The ceremony at the grave, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

The ceremony at the grave, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia [...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 2, (1858 July 17), p. 457. Ref. copy in PRES FILE - Monroe, James Graves. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr. (3); Cemeteries;... more

Lying in State at the City Hall, New York [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

Lying in State at the City Hall, New York [Funeral of Pres. James Monr...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 2, (1858 July 17), p. 457. Ref. copy in PRES FILE - Monroe, James Graves. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr. (3); Cemeteries;... more

Exhuming the remains of President Monroe in the Second Street Cemetery, NYC [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

Exhuming the remains of President Monroe in the Second Street Cemetery...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 2, (1858 July 17), p. 456. Ref. copy in PRES FILE - Monroe, James Graves. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr. (3); Cemeteries;... more

ceremony from "Travels in the central parts of Indo-China, Cambodia, and Laos, during the years 1858, 1859, and 1860. (Memoir of H. Mouhot [by J. J. Belinfante. Edited by C. Mouhot].) With illustrations"

ceremony from "Travels in the central parts of Indo-China, Cambodia, a...

This image has been taken from scan 000059 from volume 02 of "Travels in the central parts of Indo-China, Cambodia, and Laos, during the years 1858, 1859, and 1860. (Memoir of H. Mouhot [by J. J. Belinfante. Ed... more

Broadway, near Bowling Green

Broadway, near Bowling Green

Stereograph shows bunting on buildings along Broadway for President Lincoln's funeral procession, New York City, N.Y.

President Wilson's Funeral Procession

President Wilson's Funeral Procession

Local Accession Number: 1866..Description: President Wilson's Funeral procession...Photographer: Mort Broffman?..Source: Washington National Cathedral..Size: 10x8..Medium: Print, Black and White..Date: 02-06-1924

The tomb of the president - Funeral service at Springfield, Illinois

The tomb of the president - Funeral service at Springfield, Illinois

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Wood engraving after sketch by Thomas Hogan. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 20, no. 504 (1865 May 27), p. 156.