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Ornamental Band with Nilotic Elements

Ornamental Band with Nilotic Elements

This luxurious band is woven from a combination of silk and linen, revealing a love of finery that was characteristic of early Byzantine art. The skillfully rendered Nilotic fauna (a duck, a fish, an ibis, and ... more

Mashrabiyya Elements

Mashrabiyya Elements

Found Egypt, Balyzeh

Two Elements from a Crown with Inlaid Stones
Elements

Elements

Attributed to probably Iran

Elements

Elements

Attributed to Iran

Elements

Elements

Attributed to Iran

Tear-shaped Elements

Tear-shaped Elements

Attributed to Probably Iran

Elements

Elements

Attributed to probably Iran

Elements

Elements

Attributed to probably Iran

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Detail of a circular diagram relating to the humours and the elements. Image taken from f. 37 of Etymologiae, and De natura rerum (ff. 33-48v), with letters between Isidore and Braulio (ff. 1v-3). Written in Latin.

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Detail of a circular diagram relating to the humours and the elements. Image taken from f. 37 of Etymologiae, and De natura rerum (ff. 33-48v), with letters between Isidore and Braulio (ff. 1v-3). Written in Latin.

Two elements from the minbar of Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad

Two elements from the minbar of Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad

This fragment comes from a minbar, or pulpit, from which announcements and Friday sermons were delivered to the Muslim community. The fragment crowned the upper part of the minbar where the imam, or prayer lead... more

Spheres of elements and planets from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 50

Spheres of elements and planets from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 50

Detail of a miniature of a diagram of the spheres of the elements and planets, supported by four angels. Image taken from f. 50 of Breviari d'Amor. Written in French (Occitan) (Provencal).

Jewelry Elements

Jewelry Elements

Few examples of medieval Islamic jewelry survive, leaving scholars to rely on depictions of jewelry in manuscript paintings of the period for evidence of their appearance. Imagery from Ilkhanid and later perio... more

Spheres of elements and planets from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 50

Spheres of elements and planets from BL Royal 19 C I, f. 50

Miniature of a diagram of the spheres of the elements and planets, supported by four angels. Image taken from f. 50 of Breviari d'Amor. Written in French (Occitan) (Provencal).

Elements from a Necklace

Elements from a Necklace

The consummate skill of goldsmiths in Nasrid Granada is evident in these necklace elements, which combine filigree, granulation, and cloisonné enamelwork. The Latin inscription on the central pendant, "Hail Mar... more

Elements of an Armor

Elements of an Armor

Few complete armors have survived from the fifteenth century, making this one important despite its fragmentary condition. It was reportedly found in an Austrian church. The pieces were probably assembled in th... more

Four elements from BL Harley 3577, f. 160

Four elements from BL Harley 3577, f. 160

Tinted drawing depicting the four elements. Image taken from f. 160 of Various verse treatises on moral subjects and natural history, including the Tractatus de interrogationibus. Written in Italian.

Four elements from BL Harley 3577, f. 160

Four elements from BL Harley 3577, f. 160

Detail of a miniature depicting the four elements. Image taken from f. 160 of Various verse treatises on moral subjects and natural history, including the Tractatus de interrogationibus. Written in Italian.

Four elements from BL Harley 3577, f. 160

Four elements from BL Harley 3577, f. 160

Detail of a miniature depicting the four elements. Image taken from f. 160 of Various verse treatises on moral subjects and natural history, including the Tractatus de interrogationibus. Written in Italian.

Circles of elements from BL Royal 15 E II, f. 270v

Circles of elements from BL Royal 15 E II, f. 270v

Miniature of the circles of the elements, with a partial border and a foliate initial 'L'(air), at the beginning of book 11. Image taken from f. 270v of De proprietatibus rerum in French (Livre des proprietez d... more

Circles of elements from BL Royal 15 E II, f. 270v

Circles of elements from BL Royal 15 E II, f. 270v

Detail of a miniature of the circles of the elements, at the beginning of book 11. Image taken from f. 270v of De proprietatibus rerum in French (Livre des proprietez des choses). Written in French.

Ten Elements for East Window of an Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall

Ten Elements for East Window of an Architectural Ensemble from a Jain ...

The carved wooden dome, balconies and supports of this architectural ensemble belonged to the gudha-mandapa (meeting and prayer hall) of the Vadi Parshvanatha Jain temple in Patan, Gujarat. The temple was dedi... more

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

This armor is a rare example of the fluted, or "Maximilian," style in its earliest stages. The armor was made in either Mühlau or in neighboring Innsbruck soon after the Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519) establi... more

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

This is a rare example of Italian armor decorated with fluted surfaces in the German fashion. Its etched and richly gilt decoration is derived from Christian symbolism and the Bible. The band across the top of ... more

Elements of an Armor Garniture

Elements of an Armor Garniture

Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Landshut

Title Plate, from Pendant Designs with Architectural Elements and Vegetal-Arabesques

Title Plate, from Pendant Designs with Architectural Elements and Vege...

Vertical panel with pendant design at center with the text on a cartouche set in an ornament with a vegetal-arabesque pattern. Above, a circular temple flanked by two small heart motifs. From a set of ten plate... more

Elements from a Garniture Made for Christian I of Saxony (1560–1591)

Elements from a Garniture Made for Christian I of Saxony (1560–1591)

Peffenhauser was among the most celebrated and long-lived armorers of Augsburg, a city famous for its armor-makers. The pieces displayed here are thought to be part of a garniture commissioned by Elector August... more

The Four Elements

The Four Elements

Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1571–1631 Haarlem)

Water, from series The Four Elements

Water, from series The Four Elements

Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (Dutch, Amsterdam ca. 1623–1664 Amsterdam)

The Elements: Earth

The Elements: Earth

Attributed to the workshop of Christoph Murer (Swiss, Zurich 1558–1614 Winterthur)

La Terre, from The Elements

La Terre, from The Elements

Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (Dutch, Amsterdam ca. 1623–1664 Amsterdam)

The Elements: Fire

The Elements: Fire

Attributed to the workshop of Christoph Murer (Swiss, Zurich 1558–1614 Winterthur)

L'Air, from The Elements

L'Air, from The Elements

Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (Dutch, Amsterdam ca. 1623–1664 Amsterdam)

Le Feu, from The Elements

Le Feu, from The Elements

Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (Dutch, Amsterdam ca. 1623–1664 Amsterdam)

L'Eau, from The Elements

L'Eau, from The Elements

Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (Dutch, Amsterdam ca. 1623–1664 Amsterdam)

Four Putti representing the Four Elements

Four Putti representing the Four Elements

Rudolf Meyer (Swiss, Zurich 1605–1638 Zurich)

Fire (The Four Elements)

Fire (The Four Elements)

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Water (The Four Elements)

Water (The Four Elements)

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Water from The four elements, after Avont

Water from The four elements, after Avont

Three putti with vase, water, fish and shells. From a set of four prints devoted to the elements. Not etched by Hollar Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Air (The Four Elements)

Air (The Four Elements)

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Casket with allegories of the Four Elements

Casket with allegories of the Four Elements

Attributed to Adam Eck (1604–1664)

Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)

Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)

Louis XIV as Jupiter personifies Air, seated atop an eagle, holding a bolt of lightning and a shield, and surrounded by birds, butterflies, horns, and other wind instruments. The elaborate design, attributed to... more

Seasons and Elements (Summer) (set of four)

Seasons and Elements (Summer) (set of four)

Designed and embroidered probably in the convent of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Providence for the Marquise de Montespan (1641–1707), these hanging (46.43.1–.4) may have adorned the king's apartment at the château de Ra... more

Seasons and Elements (Fire) (set of four)

Seasons and Elements (Fire) (set of four)

Designed and embroidered probably in the convent of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Providence for the Marquise de Montespan (1641–1707), these hanging (46.43.1–.4) may have adorned the king's apartment at the château de Ra... more

Seasons and Elements (Spring) (set of four)

Seasons and Elements (Spring) (set of four)

Designed and embroidered probably in the convent of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Providence for the Marquise de Montespan (1641–1707), these hanging (46.43.1–.4) may have adorned the king's apartment at the château de Ra... more

'Anno 1690' (the Year 1690), with numerous warring figures clambering on and hanging from the numbers, allusions to the Four Elements and the Four Continents

'Anno 1690' (the Year 1690), with numerous warring figures clambering ...

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (Italian, Bologna (?) 1634–1718 Bologna)

Bowl with Pagodas and Landscape Elements

Bowl with Pagodas and Landscape Elements

Objects like this bowl were typically displayed in open niches in reception rooms of upper-class Syrian residences during the Ottoman period Made in Iran, Mashhad

Jar with Lion and Landscape Elements

Jar with Lion and Landscape Elements

The centuries-long popularity of Chinese ceramics in the Islamic world continued into the Safavid era in Iran, as attested by pieces like this which were inspired by the shapes and conventions of painting parti... more

Classical Border Elements with Vines and Leaves

Classical Border Elements with Vines and Leaves

Attributed to Thomas Hardwick (British, London 1752–1829 London)

Classical Molding with Floral Elements

Classical Molding with Floral Elements

Attributed to Thomas Hardwick (British, London 1752–1829 London)

Flora Attired by the Elements (Frontispiece to The Economy of Vegetation, vol. I of Erasmus Darwin's The Botanic Garden)
"The Elements"

"The Elements"

Oberkampf Manufactory (French, active 1760–1843)

Omnia Vincit Amor, or The Power of Love in the Three Elements

Omnia Vincit Amor, or The Power of Love in the Three Elements

"Omnia vincit Amor," (Love triumphs over everything) is a quotation from Virgil’s Eclogues. Venus, the goddess of love, is shown at the left with her attributes the doves and with her small son, Amor, armed wit... more

coat of arms from "A Treatise on the elements of Music ... With plates"

coat of arms from "A Treatise on the elements of Music ... With plates...

This image has been taken from scan 000002 from "A Treatise on the elements of Music ... With plates". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Li... more

map from "Elements of Geography, or, an extensive abridgment thereof ... Illustrated with maps ... Accompanied with a new ... introduction, comprising the astronomical and other subjects preliminary to the study of geography: by E. Hoyt"

map from "Elements of Geography, or, an extensive abridgment thereof ....

This image has been taken from scan 000006 from "Elements of Geography, or, an extensive abridgment thereof ... Illustrated with maps ... Accompanied with a new ... introduction, comprising the astronomical and... more

Diagram from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral geography of England"

Diagram from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general ...

This image has been taken from scan 000069 from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral... more

map from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral geography of England"

map from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general stru...

This image has been taken from scan 000286 from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral... more

Diagram from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral geography of England"

Diagram from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general ...

This image has been taken from scan 000075 from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral... more

Diagram from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral geography of England"

Diagram from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general ...

This image has been taken from scan 000126 from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral... more

map from "Elements of Geography, or, an extensive abridgment thereof ... Illustrated with maps ... Accompanied with a new ... introduction, comprising the astronomical and other subjects preliminary to the study of geography: by E. Hoyt"

map from "Elements of Geography, or, an extensive abridgment thereof ....

This image has been taken from scan 000112 from "Elements of Geography, or, an extensive abridgment thereof ... Illustrated with maps ... Accompanied with a new ... introduction, comprising the astronomical and... more

map from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral geography of England. Second edition, considerably enlarged"

map from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general stru...

This image has been taken from scan 000379 from "An Introduction to Geology, illustrative of the general structure of the earth; comprising the elements of the science, and an outline of the geology and mineral... more

Elements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite and fashionable circles: also rules of deportment and descriptions of manners of civility, appertaining to that art: from the French of J. H. G. ...

Elements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite a...

A translation of Gourdoux-Daux's Principes de la danse (Paris, 1804 and 1811), this manual is important for its description of steps and step sequences appropriate in the performance of the popular ballroom dan... more

Courtesan by a Lantern, “Fire,” from the series Five Elements for the Bunsai Poetry Group, a Guide to the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarters

Courtesan by a Lantern, “Fire,” from the series Five Elements for the ...

Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850) Edo period (1615–1868)

Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal figures in the quadrille.

Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal fi...

One of the most important manuals devoted to the performance of early nineteenth-century quadrilles, Strathy divides this manual into two parts. Part one is an extensive treatment of exercises for the improveme... more

Banknote motif: ornamental number 1 against a panel of lathe work elements, adjoining a band of mosaic style ornament, its ends adorned with leaves, flowers, grapes and ribbons

Banknote motif: ornamental number 1 against a panel of lathe work elem...

Associated with Cyrus Durand (American, 1787–1868)

Banknote motif: ten different ornamental lathe work elements including a disk embellished with berries and flowers, a wreathed sword, a set of scales, a berried vine, an anchor and chain, a bracket of vine leaves and four designs for borders

Banknote motif: ten different ornamental lathe work elements including...

Associated with Cyrus Durand (American, 1787–1868)

map from "[Elements of General History, ancient and modern ... The fifth edition, corrected and improved.]"

map from "[Elements of General History, ancient and modern ... The fif...

This image has been taken from scan 000513 from volume 02 of "[Elements of General History, ancient and modern ... The fifth edition, corrected and improved.]". The title and subject terms of this image have be... more