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ready Cultural Objects Name Authority

Abbreviation: CONA

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The Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA) compiles titles, creator attributions, physical characteristics, depicted subjects, and other metadata about visual works, such as architecture, painting, sculpture, and many other types of works. CONA may contain information about objects that are ceremonial or utilitarian in nature, but are not necessarily labeled as art according to traditional Western aesthetics. Architecture, destroyed works, and works depicted in visual surrogates or other works are also included. CONA also includes Getty Iconography Authority (IA) , which resides in the same editorial system as CONA. The IA includes proper names and other information for named events, themes and narratives from religion/mythology, legendary and fictional characters, themes from literature, works of literature and performing arts, and legendary and fictional places. CONA and IA are part of 5 Getty Vocabularies intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture, and other material culture.

How to cite this record CONA; Cultural Objects Name Authority; DOI:; Last edited: March 25, 2021, 11:51 a.m.; Last accessed: Jan 17 2022 3:56 a.m.

Record added: Oct. 24, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Record updated: March 25, 2021, 11:39 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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