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ICONOGRAPHIC MEANING - Humanities

Field label
ICONOGRAPHIC MEANING
Field mnemonic
ICON
Field name
  • Iconographic Meaning
  • Signification iconographique
Field definition
This field describes the symbolic significance of the iconography (subject or image) of the object, and is used in conjunction with the Subject/Image field.
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DESCRIPTIVE FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date.
Entry rules
Enter the iconographic significance.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Subject/Image (SUB) and Subject References (SUBRF).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • Allegories of Death and Immortality
  • allégories de la mort et de l'immortalité
Discipline
  • Ethnology
  • Art
Source
  • Ethnology Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts Task Force
Field label (French)
SIGNIFICATION ICONOGRAPHIQUE
Field mnemonic (French)
ICON

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