There are 17,356 different media represented in our online collection (covering about 38.44% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 496.

Media (or medium) describes the materials used in the creation of a work. The specificity of terms used often reflects when the object was collected and in what curatorial department the object resides.

Different curatorial departments use descriptive terms in different ways. Over time, this creates tremendous diversity in the vocabulary that appears in collection records. We are currently working to reconcile these differences.

  • cotton

    There are 3,549 objects made with this medium which is about 1.65% of our online collection.

  • silk

    There are 3,356 objects made with this medium which is about 1.56% of our online collection.

  • linen

    There are 2,419 objects made with this medium which is about 1.12% of our online collection.

  • silver

    There are 2,242 objects made with this medium which is about 1.04% of our online collection.

  • tin-glazed earthenware, underglaze

    There are 2,000 objects made with this medium which is about 0.93% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed

    There are 1,951 objects made with this medium which is about 0.91% of our online collection.

  • glass

    There are 1,731 objects made with this medium which is about 0.80% of our online collection.

  • linen, s-spun wool

    There are 1,730 objects made with this medium which is about 0.80% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed on paper

    There are 873 objects made with this medium which is about 0.41% of our online collection.

  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash

    There are 819 objects made with this medium which is about 0.38% of our online collection.

  • printed

    There are 765 objects made with this medium which is about 0.36% of our online collection.

  • wood

    There are 708 objects made with this medium which is about 0.33% of our online collection.

  • block-printed

    There are 671 objects made with this medium which is about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • glazed earthenware

    There are 650 objects made with this medium which is about 0.30% of our online collection.

  • lithograph on paper

    There are 620 objects made with this medium which is about 0.29% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper

    There are 586 objects made with this medium which is about 0.27% of our online collection.

  • porcelain

    There are 513 objects made with this medium which is about 0.24% of our online collection.

  • graphite support: tracing paper

    There are 510 objects made with this medium which is about 0.24% of our online collection.

  • paper

    There are 467 objects made with this medium which is about 0.22% of our online collection.

  • offset lithograph on paper

    There are 465 objects made with this medium which is about 0.22% of our online collection.

  • gouache on paper

    There are 424 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • wool

    There are 423 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on paper

    There are 396 objects made with this medium which is about 0.18% of our online collection.

  • plastic

    There are 366 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • earthenware

    There are 363 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • metal

    There are 356 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • silk embroidery on linen foundation

    There are 336 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on handmade paper

    There are 334 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • graphite, ruled border in graphite support: tracing paper

    There are 332 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • silk, metallic thread

    There are 330 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • screen printed

    There are 329 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • offset lithography

    There are 322 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite

    There are 275 objects made with this medium which is about 0.13% of our online collection.

  • brush and gouache on paper

    There are 267 objects made with this medium which is about 0.12% of our online collection.

  • brass

    There are 265 objects made with this medium which is about 0.12% of our online collection.