Ceramic Tag

  • Object: Doll

    Object: Doll

    Oct 02, 2018

    Chikanobu Toyohara, Foxfires, 1898.The print depicts Yaegaki-hime carrying the helmet of the warrior Shingen as she dances amidst magical foxfires. Image via Wikimedia Commons. This Japanese doll is a depiction of princess Yaegaki-Hime, the heroine of a five-act drama called [...]

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  • Object: Decanter (HemisFair ’68 Jim Beam Decanter Souvenir)

    Object: Decanter (HemisFair ’68 Jim Beam Decanter Souvenir)

    Oct 02, 2018

    This object is a souvenir Jim Beam decanter commemorating the HemisFair of 1968. A decanter is a decorative ceramic or glass bottle, with a stopper, used to store alcohol. This Jim Beam decanter has the Tower of Americas and part [...]

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  • Object: Cabinet (Dentist Cabinet)

    Object: Cabinet (Dentist Cabinet)

    Oct 02, 2018

    Set of dental instruments in case, late 19th century. This file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom. Refer to Wellcome blog post (archive). This object is a [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Plate (HemisFair ’68 Commemorative Plate)

    Object: Commemorative Plate (HemisFair ’68 Commemorative Plate)

    Oct 02, 2018

    This object is a painted commemorative ceramic plate, decorated with a scene of HemisFair ’68 within the outline of the State of Texas. This plate was made to commemorate the 1968 worlds fair in San Antonio. Memorabilia items like this [...]

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  • Object: Jar

    Object: Jar

    Oct 01, 2018

    We have a pottery mystery here at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. This piece of pottery was given to the museum with little historical background provided. After cataloging, photographing and inspecting its condition, a signature was found on the [...]

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  • Object: Compass (Compass replica)

    Object: Compass (Compass replica)

    Oct 01, 2018

    Exploration is how many countries were born, without exploration we would not have the United States, we would not have the technologies, foods or even cultures that we experience today. Yet, every good explorer needs tools to help them navigate [...]

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