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Instrument Or Object Collection

In the world of art, an instrument or object can hold immense significance, often serving as a conduit for profound emotions and narratives

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Mosiacs in the apse of Saint Clement's Church in Rome

Mosiacs in the apse of Saint Clement's Church in Rome. Rome Saint Clement's Church Mosaic Romanesque, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1900-1910 ca

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Jesus Christ crowned with thorns. Fresco by Romanino located along the right nave of the Cathedral

Jesus Christ crowned with thorns. Fresco by Romanino located along the right nave of the Cathedral of Cremona
3559310 Jesus Christ crowned with thorns. Fresco by Romanino located along the right nave of the Cathedral of Cremona.; (add.info.: Artist: Romanino, Girolamo Romani)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a young, smiling woman in clothes from the beginning of the 20th century

Portrait of a young, smiling woman in clothes from the beginning of the 20th century
3567008 Portrait of a young, smiling woman in clothes from the beginning of the 20th century by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: France 1900-1910 ca)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a young egyptian girl reclining in a chair. She is wearing ethnic dress

Portrait of a young egyptian girl reclining in a chair. She is wearing ethnic dress
3572310 Portrait of a young egyptian girl reclining in a chair. She is wearing ethnic dress and is posing in the studio smoking the narghile

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Close-up of the hand of an Indian of the Hupa tribe or village holding divination rods

Close-up of the hand of an Indian of the Hupa tribe or village holding divination rods, 1923 (photomechanic print)
3572416 Close-up of the hand of an Indian of the Hupa tribe or village holding divination rods, 1923 (photomechanic print); (add.info.: America 1923 Photographer: Curtis)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: 'Second-Actors': Portrait of an actress in stage costumes

"Second-Actors": Portrait of an actress in stage costumes
3569986 "Second-Actors": Portrait of an actress in stage costumes; (add.info.: Italy 1880-1890 Photographer: Cane, Fratelli); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a partially nude woman leaning on an antique camera

Portrait of a partially nude woman leaning on an antique camera
3560664 Portrait of a partially nude woman leaning on an antique camera. by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Italy 1910 ca)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Caricature of photographer-camera

Caricature of photographer-camera
3566116 Caricature of photographer-camera by Montabone, Luigi (d.1877); (add.info.: Turin 1865 ca. Date of Artwork: 1865 ca. Photographer: Montabone Luigi); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: La boscaiola, 1910 (photomechanic print)

La boscaiola, 1910 (photomechanic print)
3567110 La boscaiola, 1910 (photomechanic print); (add.info.: Switzerland 1910 ca. Photographer: P.Z. - Photoglob & Co.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Couple posing in front of a child with camera

Couple posing in front of a child with camera
3565291 Couple posing in front of a child with camera; (add.info.: 1890 ca. Photographer: Alterocca); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Studio portrait of an American Indian, 1900-1910 (print on double-weight paper)

Studio portrait of an American Indian, 1900-1910 (print on double-weight paper)
3562918 Studio portrait of an American Indian, 1900-1910 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: America 1900-1910 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print)

Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print)
3567113 Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print); (add.info.: Switzerland 1910 ca. Photographer: P.Z. - Photoglob & Co.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print)

Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print)
3567112 Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print); (add.info.: Switzerland 1910 ca. Photographer: P.Z. - Photoglob & Co.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Full-length hand-colored portrait of little girl. She is standing beside a chair

Full-length hand-colored portrait of little girl. She is standing beside a chair
3570955 Full-length hand-colored portrait of little girl. She is standing beside a chair and a table on which there is a photograph album

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Postcard, lovers portrait in a photographic studio, 'Album para Tarjetas postales'

Postcard, lovers portrait in a photographic studio, "Album para Tarjetas postales"
3560988 Postcard, lovers portrait in a photographic studio, "Album para Tarjetas postales"; (add.info.: Europe 1910 ca. Photographer: B.N.K.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: A model hugging her photographer

A model hugging her photographer
3565294 A model hugging her photographer by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: France 1900 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of soldier

Portrait of soldier
3562829 Portrait of soldier by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: 1915 Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Photographer looking into the camera box while photographing a young couple

Photographer looking into the camera box while photographing a young couple
3566433 Photographer looking into the camera box while photographing a young couple. by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: France 1902 Photographer)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Italian Exhibition in Turin (?), with the reconstruction of the natal house of Mussolini ()

Italian Exhibition in Turin (?), with the reconstruction of the natal house of Mussolini ()
1253280 Italian Exhibition in Turin (?), with the reconstruction of the natal house of Mussolini (?) and the trophies of King Vittorio Emanuele III on the left (b/w photo) by Ottolenghi

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Full-length portrait of a young Opera singer in elaborate stage costume

Full-length portrait of a young Opera singer in elaborate stage costume
3562461 Full-length portrait of a young Opera singer in elaborate stage costume by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: 1900-1910 ca)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of an African woman, 1890 (print on double-weight paper)

Portrait of an African woman, 1890 (print on double-weight paper)
3566953 Portrait of an African woman, 1890 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: Zanzibar, Africa 1890 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Pineapple merchant, 1900 (print on double-weight paper)

Pineapple merchant, 1900 (print on double-weight paper)
3566857 Pineapple merchant, 1900 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: Madagascar, Africa 1900 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Full portrait of a group of noteworthy men in the study of the Maharajah

Full portrait of a group of noteworthy men in the study of the Maharajah, in the royal palace of Jaipur, India
3567189 Full portrait of a group of noteworthy men in the study of the Maharajah, in the royal palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: Jaipur, royal palace)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print)

Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print)
3567111 Portrait of a woman in traditional clothing, 1910 (photomechanic print); (add.info.: Switzerland 1910 ca. Photographer: P.Z. - Photoglob & Co.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: The Deposition of Christ from the Cross. Panel of the portal, designed by Barisano di Trani

The Deposition of Christ from the Cross. Panel of the portal, designed by Barisano di Trani
3559060 The Deposition of Christ from the Cross. Panel of the portal, designed by Barisano di Trani, of the Cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino in Trani

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Two policemen in the act of drawing the sword, and a third who pretends to be a peacemaker, 1930

Two policemen in the act of drawing the sword, and a third who pretends to be a peacemaker, 1930
3571276 Two policemen in the act of drawing the sword, and a third who pretends to be a peacemaker, 1930; Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: 'Street life in London': photography on the common and waiting for a hire

"Street life in London": photography on the common and waiting for a hire
3570751 "Street life in London": photography on the common and waiting for a hire, 1877 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: London, Great Britain 1877 Photographer: Thomson)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: A charming scene depicting a very young photographer, taking a picture of two children with his

A charming scene depicting a very young photographer, taking a picture of two children with his tripod mounted camera
3565280 A charming scene depicting a very young photographer, taking a picture of two children with his tripod mounted camera by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: France 1918 ca)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Three young egyptian women in ethnic dress. One of them is reclining on a sofa

Three young egyptian women in ethnic dress. One of them is reclining on a sofa
3572304 Three young egyptian women in ethnic dress. One of them is reclining on a sofa. At her feet, on soft cushions, the other two girls are posing, their faces covered by veils

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a little girl in underwear

Portrait of a little girl in underwear
3565292 Portrait of a little girl in underwear by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Italy 1900 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: A souvenir of Odoardo Beccari's journeys: portrait of two young Thai men

A souvenir of Odoardo Beccari's journeys: portrait of two young Thai men, 1875 (print on double-weight paper)
3564013 A souvenir of Odoardo Beccari's journeys: portrait of two young Thai men, 1875 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: Bangkok, Thailand 1875 ca)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a lady in German traditional dress

Portrait of a lady in German traditional dress
3568340 Portrait of a lady in German traditional dress.; (add.info.: Germany 1890-1910 ca. Photographer: P.Z. - Photoglob & Co.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of two soldiers

Portrait of two soldiers
3562828 Portrait of two soldiers by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: 1915 Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: St. Augustine, in bishop's dress, is seated between two youth

St. Augustine, in bishop's dress, is seated between two youth, with an open book resting on his knees;they are
3561268 St. Augustine, in bishop's dress, is seated between two youth, with an open book resting on his knees;they are surrounded by festive angels

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Postcard, studio portrait of a little girl with a cat, 'Album para Tarjetas postales'

Postcard, studio portrait of a little girl with a cat, "Album para Tarjetas postales"
3561007 Postcard, studio portrait of a little girl with a cat, "Album para Tarjetas postales" by Unknown photographer

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Pair of lovers

Pair of lovers
3560983 Pair of lovers by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Italy 1905 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Album 'Traditional costumes': Portrait of Ciociara in traditional costume

Album "Traditional costumes": Portrait of Ciociara in traditional costume
3561777 Album "Traditional costumes": Portrait of Ciociara in traditional costume; (add.info.: Lazio 1860-1870 Photographer: Tonker, Fratelli); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Italian Exhibition in Turin (?), with the reconstruction of the natal house of Mussolini ()

Italian Exhibition in Turin (?), with the reconstruction of the natal house of Mussolini ()
1253281 Italian Exhibition in Turin (?), with the reconstruction of the natal house of Mussolini (?) and the trophies of King Vittorio Emanuele III on the left (b/w photo) by Ottolenghi

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a young woman in period dress

Portrait of a young woman in period dress
3560886 Portrait of a young woman in period dress by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: Japan 1890-1900 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of a young woman in clothes from the beginning of the 20th century

Portrait of a young woman in clothes from the beginning of the 20th century
3567006 Portrait of a young woman in clothes from the beginning of the 20th century by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: France 1900-1910 ca)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: The actress Pearl White

The actress Pearl White
3572919 The actress Pearl White by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: France 1930 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Photographer at the Turin market

Photographer at the Turin market
3568273 Photographer at the Turin market; (add.info.: Turin 1930 ca. Photographer: Gabinio, Mario); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Album 'Traditional costumes': portrait of a couple of women in traditional costume of the province

Album "Traditional costumes": portrait of a couple of women in traditional costume of the province of
3561780 Album "Traditional costumes": portrait of a couple of women in traditional costume of the province of Frosinone; (add.info.: Lazio 1860-1870 Photographer: D Alessandri)

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Postcard, portrait of a couple in a studio, 'Album para Tarjetas postales'

Postcard, portrait of a couple in a studio, "Album para Tarjetas postales"
3560994 Postcard, portrait of a couple in a studio, "Album para Tarjetas postales"; (add.info.: Europe 1910 ca. Photographer: B.N.K.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Vittorio Alinari in the act of taking a photogaph

Vittorio Alinari in the act of taking a photogaph
3560666 Vittorio Alinari in the act of taking a photogaph by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Italy 1910 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: Portrait of an African warrior, 1880 (print on double-weight paper)

Portrait of an African warrior, 1880 (print on double-weight paper)
3566954 Portrait of an African warrior, 1880 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: Africa 1880 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: An elegantly dressed young woman in white, photographing a small dog, poses for the photographer

An elegantly dressed young woman in white, photographing a small dog, poses for the photographer
3565297 An elegantly dressed young woman in white, photographing a small dog, poses for the photographer.; (add.info.: Great Britain 1900-1910 Photographer: Foulsham & Banfield); Alinari Archives

Background imageInstrument Or Object Collection: A photographer teaches a young woman how to work the mecchanism of her camera

A photographer teaches a young woman how to work the mecchanism of her camera
3565298 A photographer teaches a young woman how to work the mecchanism of her camera by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: France 1890-1900 Photographer)



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In the world of art, an instrument or object can hold immense significance, often serving as a conduit for profound emotions and narratives. Take, for instance, the deposition scene depicted in Risen Christ, also known as Christ of Minerva. Here, a marble sculpture captures the sorrowful moment when Jesus is taken down from the cross—a poignant reminder of sacrifice and redemption. Similarly evocative is Dead Christ, a haunting portrayal that invites contemplation on mortality and grief. The artist's skill brings forth raw emotion through every stroke and contour. Moving away from religious themes but still within the realm of artistic expression, David Before the Ark of the Covenant showcases an intriguing object—an ark symbolizing divine presence. This painting transports us to ancient times where reverence meets human vulnerability. Shifting gears to portraiture photography, we encounter a young Roman noblewoman posing in a studio photo—a snapshot frozen in time that offers glimpses into her personality and aspirations. San Zanobi raises a boy from the dead presents another captivating narrative—depicting an instrument or object used by Saint Zanobi to perform miracles according to Codice Edili 107. Such stories remind us of faith's power to transcend boundaries. Saint Apollonia emerges as yet another figure steeped in symbolism—the patron saint of dentistry holding pliers representing her martyrdom during persecution. Her image resonates with those seeking solace amidst physical pain or spiritual turmoil. The Last Judgement fresco reveals intricate details depicting saints alongside instruments such as trumpets—signifying their role in heralding final judgment while offering hope for salvation. Returning once more to portrait photography with Roman nobles posing in a studio photo—we witness not only their regal demeanor but also gain insight into societal norms and values prevalent at that time. Ecce Homo confronts viewers with an arresting sight—the crowned head of Jesus wearing thorns—an instrument turned symbolically potent through its association with suffering and sacrifice.