Iconclass is a classification system used by art historians, researchers and curators. It is a hierarchically ordered collection of definitions of objects, people, events and abstract ideas that may form the subject of an image. It is widely accepted as a scientific tool for description, retrieval and research of subjects in images.
Iconclass is divided to cover the following subjects:
0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
1 Religion and Magic
3 Human being, Man in general
4 Society, Civilization, Culture
5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History
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