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Iconclass, an international classification system for art and iconography, helps scholars describe and classify subjects, themes, and motifs represented in images. This feature allows you to identify and access artworks in The Leiden Collection through the Iconclass terms below. By either selecting a category (i.e., Religion and Magic) or searching for a specific keyword, users may discover the Iconclass hierarchy of subjects, each represented by an alphanumeric classification code. This interactive research tool encourages users to explore and connect ideas and motifs in the Collection in both broad and focused ways. Each individual artwork entry in The Leiden Collection Online Catalogue also includes a list of its Iconclass terms, which are accessible at the bottom of the respective entry page.

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