About the Image Database
The image database is organized
into collections by country. Cyprus, Guatemala
and Peru are currently available. Other image
collections will come online in the next few months. Each country image
collection page provides a chronological table, sources for the images,
and an outline of categories subject to import restriction. Each category
in the outline is linked to a page of thumbnail images illustrating that
category. Each thumbnail image is linked to an information page containing
another thumbnail image and the following information:
|Type of Object
or word that describes the type of object (e.g., mask, vessel, tool, furniture,
sculpture, weapon, personal ornament, clothing, etc.)
used to create the object, e.g. ceramic, gold, ivory, bone, cotton, textile,
obsidian, stone, etc.
centimeters, range of size of typical objects of this type.
|Date or Period
||When the object
was made, either in date format: (1275 A.D.) or by cultural period: (Medieval,
Late Classic, Late Bronze Age, New Kingdom, Dynasty 12, etc.). Note: each
cultural or geographical area has its own chronological scheme which is
presented on each country's image collection page.
||The name of the
maker of an object. May be an individual or a cultural group, e.g. Maya,
Inca, Egyptian, Hittite, Inuit, Athabascan, etc.
is composed of maker or style, subject or material, and object name. (Country
and Object Title are used as the page title for each item.)
||Number and name
of the section on the designated list of artifacts subject to import restrictions
published in the Federal Register. The Federal Register announcement
is the official list of restricted objects.
||Source of the
image: institution, publication, photographer.
||Holder of the
copyright (institution or individual), restrictions on use, and where to
access permission to reproduce the image. A full copyright statement can
be found on each country's image collection home page.
||Country of origin.
(Country and Object Title are used as the page title for each item.)
of Import Restriction
on which import restrictions for the category of object in the Designated
List took effect. The date varies by agreement, and within agreements if
emergency restrictions were placed on a limited range of artifacts before
a broader bilateral agreement was reached.
of Artifact Category
the range of items in a specific artifact category subject to import restriction,
including the variety of shapes, colors, and decoration; location of production
or distribution; special function; and other notable features characteristic
of these items.
||One or more terms
describing the artifact category.
The information fields for
each item are derived from the The Getty Object
Searching the Image Database
The image database is also searchable
by keyword. Keywords include any term in any field.
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Revised: May 4,1999
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Image Collections by Country:
the Image Database