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ID: 300012055
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300012055

 

Record Type: concept
ebony (wood) (hardwood, <wood by composition or origin>, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: A hard, heavy, durable heartwood wood yielded by various trees of the genus Diospyros in tropical Asia and Africa, valued for its dense, smooth-grain from the earliest times; was imported to Egypt from Nubia and the Sudan. It is extremely durable, resistant to rotting, fungi and powder post beetles, but difficult to work and carve. It has been used for decorative items, inlay work, black piano keys, musical instruments, and tool handles. Several other dark, heavy woods from unrelated species are also called ebony because of their color, including cocuswood, coffeewood, blue ebony, and African blackwood.
 
Terms:
ebony (wood) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,N)
ebbenhout (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)
legno di ebano (legno) (C,U,Italian-P,D,U,U)
ébano (madera) (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by origin>
............ <materials by origin> (G)
Hierarchy of biological material
................ biological material (G)
Hierarchy of plant material
.................... plant material (G)
Hierarchy of <wood and wood by product>
........................ <wood and wood by product> (G)
Hierarchy of wood (plant material)
............................ wood (plant material) (G)
Hierarchy of <wood by composition or origin>
................................ <wood by composition or origin> (G)
Hierarchy of hardwood
.................................... hardwood (G)
Hierarchy of ebony (wood)
........................................ ebony (wood) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Een harde, zware en duurzame houtsoort, afkomstig van verschillende bomen van het genus diospyros in tropisch Azië en Afrika. 
Spanish ..... Madera dura, pesada y durable que se obtiene de varios árboles del género Diospyros en Asia tropical y África. 

Related concepts:
derived/made from ....  Diospyros (genus)
................................  (Ebenaceae (family), Ericales (order), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) [300374839]

Sources and Contributors:
ébano (madera)............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, VP]
.............................  Feduchi, Historia del Mueble (1986) 627
ebbenhout............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP]
....................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
....................  Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
....................  Wiselius, Houtvademecum (1990)
ebony (wood)............  [GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  AATA database (2002-) 123094 checked 26 January 2012
.......................  Brady and Clauser, Materials Handbook (1977) 268
.......................  Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradtion (1982)
.......................  Montgomery, American furniture: Federal Period (1966) 32
.......................  National Museum of American Art, Media Thesaurus (1980s)
.......................  RILA, Subject Headings (1975-1990)
.......................  Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961) 718
legno di ebano (legno)............  [ICCD Preferred, VP]
.........................................  ICCD database (1988-)
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, GCI, ICCD, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AATA database (2002-) 123094 checked 26 January 2012
............  Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
............  Wiselius, Houtvademecum (1990)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
.......... Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
.......... Wiselius, Houtvademecum (1990)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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